Charise is playing the Headmistress in Season 1 of Apple TV’s, Dickinson.
I’m an actor, coach, director and writer with equal love for all of my hats. Collaboration and passionate story-telling wind my clock, and nothing excites me more than going from coaching an actor in the morning to rehearsing a play in the afternoon. I seek socially relevant stories that interrogate the concept of the “other,” and invoke empathy in their collaborators and audiences.
Originally from Laguna Beach, California, I’m happiest when outdoors and am a beach kid at heart. I’m bi-coastally dedicated, with degrees in Theater and Political Science from UC Berkeley, and an MFA in Acting From Brown/Trinity Rep.
I’ve acted on Showtime, Apple TV, Hulu and in several independent films. On stage, I’ve been seen at The Signature, The Flea, New York Theatre Workshop, EST, Dixon Place, Living Theatre, Interart, Theatre for New City, Access, Canal Park Playhouse, JACK, The Connelly, and others. I’m the resident commercial spokeswoman for The Loome! and Turnswing E-Learning. As a coach I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ruth Wilson, Anne Hathaway, Dominic West, Matt Smith, Jennifer Saunders and others, as well as on multiple productions downtown. My writing has been produced across America. What keeps me inspired is working through various lenses of story-telling, for each creative journey inspires more creativity within me, and moves me to tell each story with greater depth.