stealth moves

Hello and yikes! I can’t believe we’re on the verge of June. So far this year feels like one of those picture flip books that you thumb through and the moving images pass by so quickly, it leaves you with a sweet ache. Ah……

In acting news, a film I worked on is making the festival rounds with great success. Congrats, Happy Hunting! And of course, it’s so great that Colony was renewed for a third season. Well-deserved and it’s going to be very interesting to see how the story unfolds.

Otherwise, earlier in the year I acted in a couple of short films with some wonderful actors and promising young AFI directors. I also made a representation change and now have a new commercial agent, which has been super cool. It’s been so fun going out on those auditions.

And finally, most recently, I’ve been singing again. It feels good, and I hope to post more about that in the near future.

I hope this finds you well. I truly appreciate your interest and support and I hope your May has been flowering the most dazzling blooms…




On my mark + having a blast as Merla Perkins in Shu Zhu’s “American Freak.”

Manny is Psychic

Here are a couple of stills from a cool AFI shoot I just worked on. I am grateful for the perfect “prop book” to be reading during and between takes: “Possible Side Effects” by Augusten Burroughs. An enjoyable read and an enjoyable afternoon!

manny 3 manny is psychic


Tonight I attended the screening of AFI student Tommy Takemoto-Chock’s second cycle short, entitled “Sustain.” I play the piano teacher in this exquisite piece about childhood, memory, and longing.

with Major Curda and Sasha Elegino

More goodness

Did a table read of the sweet feature “Senior Prom,” written by AFI alums Hayden Roush and Ben Mattingly.