Rosemary Thomas

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Rosemary is a consummate artist that has lived and worked in  5 states but now enjoys the California life while exploring every aspect of the acting and writing community. Studying and working on film production and editing are part of her weekly activities. Prior to acting, she graduated from Hampton University with a  BA in Political Science then 20 years later went back to school and became licensed to practice Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy.

She discovered acting in 2003 while living in Albuquerque, NM when an opportunity arose to be a stand-in on Elvis Has Left the Building with Kim Basinger and then getting some featured work on Coyote Waits with Wes Studi.  Her Actors Studio teacher encouraged her to stretch and experience real auditions.  After a couple of months she landed the choice role of Rose in August Wilson’s Fences at the Adobe Theatre.  The reviews were great.

After leaving NM to go back to her home in Albany, NY she joined Upstate Independence(UI), a film community committed to supporting every aspect of film making and was shortly voted in as a board member. She was cast in many of their films, did several PSAs for the State Health Dept., and worked in local children’s theater.

From 2004- 2009, she made the trip from Albany to NYC for work & auditions and got to work with Academy Award winner Melissa Leo on Stephanie Daily and William Hurt in Whisper Me a Lullaby in addition to securing other Supporting roles. In Feb. 2009 she moved to Harlem and studied with Austin Pendleton, Mathew Arkin, Sandi Shurin and took classes at The Barrow Group and  The New Federal Theater.  She played opposite Emmy winner Roger Robinson in a short film, Candy written and directed by an NYU student. Although doing more dramatic type roles, she loved the nervous excitement of Sketch Comedy Improv.