Actor. Writer. Polly Pocket Gladiator.
Mattie Jo grew up the youngest daughter of four kids in a Midwest, wholesome, Christian household. She lived in Branson, Missouri. which was a lot like being on a kitschy, yet charming movie set all the time, but a movie set nonetheless. Now a New York City based actor, comedian, and storyteller, she's ready to book that Hallmark Christmas movie so people back home know she's really made it.
Whether she's the confident, sensible RA on campus, or the playful, yet focused young mom/wife, she is your reliably optimistic dirty blonde who is always doing damage control. She is loyal, optimistic, caring, witty, and grounded.
Mattie Jo has starred in multiple independent short films, new media, and stage productions. Additionally, she enjoys storytelling through a comedic personal blog about coming to terms with her identity as a 20-something purity-ring-wearer in Manhattan (pssst it's a blog entitled God, Sex, and Rich People). She is currently writing a book and developing a TV series based on the same title.
Mattie Jo has an extensive background in fitness and athletics. Special skills include singing Broadway tunes while doing pull-ups, and posting photos of her abdomen nobody asked for (also ending joke sentences in a preposition).
She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Missouri State University (ah yes, she sings too!) and is a member of Actors Equity. She continues ongoing acting training The Anthony Meindl Studio, and has trained one-one-one with award-winning writer, director, producer Harris Doran.
Connecting Recovering Evangelicals, One Shameless Overshare at a Time
Designed to entertain New Yorkers and Middle Americans alike with highlighting the nuanced details of navigating adulthood as a New York City actor from a Midwestern Evangelical background. From purity rings, to sex with pop stars, and learning not to hate myself, I share the honest, raw, and comical realities of figuring out faith, fucking, and how to be famous already.