Role of Maja in Ibsen’s last play

Last Sunday I played Maja in Ibsen’s last play When We Dead Awaken in a staged reading at The Tank Theater.  What a joy to explore this great play! Very exciting. I met Benno Haenel when he directed me in Fred Pezzulli’s play for the Actors Studio. Benno invited me to work on Ibsen’s play with his own theater company Prism Stage Company. What an honor! #henrikibsen #whenwedeadawaken #prismstagecompany #thetanktheater #actresslife — at Prism Stage Company.

Interview by

I’m being interviewed by Cal Schwartz from NJDiscover about my life and work in New York City and how I got here. Photo credit: Paulo Coelho.

“When you least expect it, you meet someone who’ll impact your life, make a return engagement, and impress beyond. Two years ago, at a Garden State Film Festival promotional event at a midtown NYC hotel, I met Annemarie, actress and a relative newcomer to America. Somewhere in time, at the Film Festival in Atlantic City, Annemarie also met her fiancé, Paulo Coelho, an accomplished singer-songwriter.  Therefore, we love the Garden State Film Festival (March 22-25, 2018 Asbury Park).”

You can read the full interview here on


My first work at the famous Actors Studio!

Tonight I did my first work at the Actors Studio. I read the leading role in Fred Pezzulli’s new play, directed by Benno Haenel. I played scenes with company members, such as Bryan Hickey who I had just seen 10 days ago in the production of The Danube. The Actors Studio has a very special place in my heart ever since I came to New York for the first time in 2010 and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. I’m so thankful to Fred and Benno for this opportunity.

Jim DeMarse’s “FOR THE LOVE OF DOG!”

I love dogs; real dogs; dogs that have all the features of dogs. Retrievers, Belgian shepherds, St. Bernard dogs, Newfoundlands… But it is so unfortunate that I am allergic to dogs. I met Jim DeMarse more than three years ago at EST when I was checking out New York City to see if I could live here. I have been living in this beautiful city for almost 2 years now. Richard, unaware of the fact that Jim and I had met years ago, brought us together again by asking me to participate in “For The Love Of Dog!”. An offer that for all the reasons above I could not refuse. Enjoy!

Monday, February 12th, 7:30 p.m. Start off Valentines’ week with a howl! Annemarie Hagenaars, Gloria Sauve, Viet Vo and Sidney Williams give an ardent reading of Jim DeMarse‘s romantic comedy FOR THE LOVE OF DOG!

308 West 46th Street, on Restaurant Row.
Admission Free + refreshments.

Co-star role of Julie Cordano in TV-series HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Last Christmas episode 205 of Homicide for the Holidays, Season 2, aired in which I played Julie Cordano.  I shot this role on August 9th, 2017.  Homicide for the Holidays is produced by Jarrett Creative, NYC and aired on Oxygen Channel.

“For most, the winter holidays mean bringing family and friends together to eat, drink, and create joyous memories to last a lifetime; but, for others, it’s a time where emotions run high, anger and animosity set in and can spark an explosive combination of simmering resentments and volatile secrets. Sometimes, this emotional powder keg makes for some truly horrific holiday crime stories that viewers are sure to never forget.”

Role in The Artist’s Wife with Bruce Dern and Lena Olin

I shot my first role in a SAG feature film. I got to meet Bruce Dern and Lena Olin.

Last week I filmed in The Hamptons. I have learned a lot in these couple of days. Not only about film making, but most importantly about myself, as an actress and a human being, about my abilities to cope with instant schedule changes, with sudden quick excitements and disappointments, with long travels back and forth, with suppressing a cold the best you can in order to do your work.

I got to spend time on set with truly nice people. I am so happy to be a member of SAG-AFTRA and that I got to work on this film.

To all the amazing people in my professional and personal life who are supporting me in the good and in the not-so-good times: THANK YOU! #keepsmiling #closeup #oncamera #actresslife #livingthedream #thisiswhaticameherefor #ilovenewyork

Lead role in new play “EMBERS”

I am very excited to announce that I will be playing the role of the wife Charlotte in Liz Amberly ‘s new full-length play “EMBERS”. We are doing two concert-style readings at the WorkShop Theater Company next Thursday January 18th and Saturday January 20th at 7pm. Thomas Coté is directing. Reserve your tickets here now. They’re free. Thanks Thomas and Liz for this wonderful opportunity!

A house fire. A couple on the brink. A man fights for his marriage as his wife fights for her life. Together, they must navigate the unexpected and discover what comes next. In this drama, realism combines with fantasy and things are not always what they seem. 

All performances begin at 7pm in the Jewel Box


Annemarie Hagenaars
Rob Koutras*
Christine Verleny
Maggie Horan*
Cecily Benjamin Hughes*

Great working with photographer Metin Oner!

Here are some of the results of our shoot last December.  As always it is great working with Metin Oner.  Please take a look at his website: Metin creates a comfortable environment not only in his studio, but on every location we shoot. He is very open to experimenting and improvising on the spot and he gives me great direction during our shoot. He is easy to work with and makes me feel safe in front of the camera. Thank you, Metin, for yet another wonderful photo shoot experience and great results.