A is For Awesome!
And that's how Amber was born. Awesome! I know it's hard to imagine that it'd be possible from birth, but in this case, God couldn't help it. Her destiny was written into the stars when her parents decided it'd be a good idea to hook up and be reckless teenagers.
Since then, she's been perfecting her craft in writing and acting. Needless to say, it's been going well.
Amber started performing the summer after 8th grade at camp. Ever since, the acting bug made a permanent home under her skin. Throughout high school, she performed in plays such as Book of Days, The Spiral Staircase, and Smokey Joe's Cafe. Never one to stick to just one genre, she also participated in the variety and improv shows.
After high school, instead of going on with everyone else to college, she decided to serve her country in the United States Marine Corps. For five years, she served honorably allowing her to grow a tough skin, learn persistence, perseverance, and adaptability gearing her for what was to come.
Once she finished her time in service, she went back to her passion of acting studying in San Francisco, California at the Academy of Art University (AAU). In December of 2013, she graduated from AAU with an Associates in Acting where she studied many techniques under teachers such as Damon Sperber, Jim Jarrett, and Diane Baker. She was also able to hone her skills in front of the camera participating in many scenes such as 'Easy A', 'Sex, Lies, and Videotape', 'Crash', "How Harry Met Sally', and many more.
In 2014, she moved back to her home town of Minneapolis Minnesota where she shot her first short film titled 'Homecoming' which she wrote and directed. It's now available for viewing here.
Last November, Amber participated in the Los Angeles 48hr Film Project in a film titled, 'The Christmas You Didn't Know' where they were selected in the Best Of series. As both an actress and director of the B Unit, she couldn't have been more excited to see the film go on to win Best Director of Short Film at the 2016 Frozen Film Festival in St. Paul, Minnesota. Afterwards it had the chance to screen at the 2016 G.I. Film Festival to many positive reviews.
Afterwards, she went on to do the Minneapolis 48hr Film Festival teaming up with familiar faces. Only this time, she went on to direct the entire project.
Other credits include a short film titled 'Negotiation' that premiered at the Minne Mini Film Festival as writer, director, and as an actress, production assistant on 'I Am Not A Serial Killer,' 'Wilson' and 'Blood Stripe.'
Amber recently moved to New York where she successfully auditioned for the Evening Conservatory at the Stella Adler Studio.
The future remains to be untold, but one thing is true, this young lady is ready to take it on full speed.