Award-Winning Actress takes home two awards


UPDATE from post from 2/15/2016: I won both categories. Best Actress in a Feature Film for DVD for my work in “A Horse For Summer” and Best Guest Starring Actress age 14-21 in a Television Drama for my episode on “Grey’s Anatomy.”

ORIGINAL POST DATED 2/15/2016: My work was nominated for awards in two categories at this year’s 37th Annual Young Artist Awards ceremony. I was nominated for my starring role as Summer Dean in Nandar Entertainment’sA Horse For Summer.” which was released in early 2015. A guest starring role on ABC Television’s long-running hit series, Grey’s Anatomy also received a nod from the nominating committee.

To be nominated alongside some really great up-and-coming actresses, who are also friends and acquaintances, was the honor. Being in the company of their greatness. No speak was prepared because I really didn’t expect that my name would be called. But I won.

“A Horse For Summer,” written by Ken Lemm, follows Summer (Mandalynn Carlson), a troubled teenager, steals money to save a horse on her uncle’s farm. When the pastor finds out why she took the money and forgives her, his compassion and understanding change her way of thinking. The movie also stars Dean Cain, Christopher Atkins and Lee Meriweather.


TERRI MINTON as Anna Walsh, NICOLE CRISS as Sarah Walsh.

Directed by actor/director/producer Kevin McKidd, my episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” titled “Sledgehammer” was the season premiere for season 12. The storyline follows “Jessica Tanner” and her girlfriend “Aliyah” who have an unfortunate accident.


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