Bio & Resume


My awesome life and amazing experiences

Born and raised on Long Island, insisted on wearing a Little House on the Prairie bonnet for all of first grade, had a somewhat unhealthy obsession with “The Golden Girls” and was a favorite target of the 8th grade bully.

After a transformation from odd bird to ugly duckling to reluctant peacock, she is now married with a 4-year-old and living in Los Angeles where she is a Groundlings-trained comedian, actor and voiceover artist who has appeared on NickMom (“Parental Discretion), NBC (“Love Bites”), Comedy Central (“Strangers with Candy”), Nickelodeon (“The Nick Cannon Show”) and the Oxygen Network, where she was a series regular on “Trackers.” She has voiced several Disney DVD games including Hannah Montana, High School Musical and Camp Rock.

As a standup comic, she’s played all over New York and Los Angeles, including Gotham Comedy Club, The Comedy Store, Carolines and many others. She has written and showcased original sketch shows at PSNBC (NY) and Second City (LA) and co-created “Subway Soaps,” a series of sketches onboard the New York City subway that was described by the New York Times as “Pleasantly surprising” and featured on CNN’s “Showbiz Today.” Her sketch show “We’re Not That Way” was an L.A. Weekly Pick of the Week, and the paper deemed her “an excitingly intense performer.”

She produced and emceed the long-running comedy show No Drink Maximum @ the Parlour and the “Bad Parenting” show at the Hollywood Improv.

 

PERFORMER – ON CAMERA

 PARENTAL DISCRETION                               Panelist/Various                    Nick Jr.
 #NITWITS                                          Carol                               Fantom Mechanic
 LOVE BITES                                        Singer (Co-Star)                    NBC
 300 SECONDS (web pilot)                           Show Host                           Brave New Productions
 WITHOUT A HITCH                                   Jolie’s Sister (Principal)          What Gives Productions
 TMZ ON TV*                                        Ensemble                            FOX
 “24” PACK (spec commercial)                       Chloe O’Brian                       Big Rock Lager
 I DON’T SPEAK GERMAN                              German Assistant                    Independent Film Channel
 iLOAD (commercial - iPod accessory)               Principal                           Wingspan Partners
 PROFESSIONAL JARGON REVEALED*                     Publicist (Principal)               Comedy Express TV
 NICK CANNON SHOW                                  Karen Jackson (Featured)            Nickelodeon
 WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?                               Cashier (Featured)                  Lifetime Network
 TRACKERS*                                         Series regular                      Oxygen Network
 DYSFUNCTIONAL DATING (sketch comedy)*             Series regular                      Oxygen Network
 SHOWBIZ TODAY                                     Profiled Comedian                   CNN
 ALMOST REALITY (pilot)                            The Girlfriend (Principal)          Oxygen Network
 STRANGERS WITH CANDY                              Donkey Mascot (Featured)            Comedy Central
 CIRCUIT CITY                                      Store Clerk (Principal)             Circuit City, Producer
 ODDVILLE                                          Guest                               MTV
 *staff writer

 

PERFORMER – VOICE

 ULTIMATE HOLLYWOOD COUNTDOWN                      Various characters (pilot open)     Shankly Productions
 HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 & 3 GAMES                   Host                                Disney
 HANNAH MONTANA GAME                               Host                                Disney
 THE HALLOWEEN DARE                                Story Reading                       Young Adult Lit Review
 NPR’S MARKETPLACE                                 Beverly Jaworsky (sketch)           National Public Radio
 CAMP ROCK GAME                                    Host                                Disney
 THE F-U-N GROUP                                   Web Promos Host                     Friends United Network
 CHEETAH GIRLS GAME                                Host                                Disney
 ABSOLUTELY YOU (DVD game)                         Emma (Host)                         Cadaco
 “DISTRACTED DRIVING” (industrial)                 Wife                                Highway Traffic Safety
 MAUI INVITATIONAL (radio commercial)              Announcer                           Oxygen Network
 “MOVIES ARE COMING!” (TV commercial)              Various character voices            Oxygen Network
 “OXYGEN TONIGHT…” (TV commercial)                 Announcer                           Oxygen Network

 

WRITER

QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW
Staff Writer
Wrote opening segments, sketches, and celebrity content for the daily daytime talk show.

PARENTAL DISCRETION WITH STEFANIE WILDER-TAYLOR
Writer
Writing monologues, sketches, desk and field pieces for the late-night variety TV show for NickMom.

FASHION POLICE
Freelance Writer

Wrote jokes for Joan Rivers on the popular E! TV program that lampoons celebrity fashion choices.

VIDEOJAX
Writer/Researcher
Served as staff writer and researcher for the gaming website, creating unique pop culture-driven gaming content for the New York Post’s Page Six and CosmoGirl websites.

TMZ ON TV
Writer/Producer
Pulled video, wrote packages and oversaw editing for the fast-paced daily television program revolving around celebrity-driven pieces.

TRACKERS
Writer
Served as staff writer on the daily live variety show on Oxygen. Also wrote the corresponding convergent online content.

GUY SPY
Segment Producer

Developed and served as segment producer of a half-hour panel discussion show on the Oxygen Netowrk. Booked guests through taped and live interviews, wrote host intros, outros, wraparounds, and field segments.

SCROUNGE
Writer/Development
Developed and wrote the reality game show pilot for O2 that sent teams of two on citywide scavenger hunts.

DISNEY DVD GAMES (misc.)
Disney Studios
Writer/Researcher
Developed, researched and wrote the interactive DVD trivia games for High School Musical (1, 2, 3), Hannah Montana, Cheetah Girls and the Jonas Brothers.

 

LIVE SKETCH COMEDY

NOT WITHOUT MY HYMEN (Second City)
NUTTS-N-BUTTS (Second City)
WE’RE NOT THAT WAY + (P.S. NBC New York, Coast Playhouse LA)
GET IN THE VAN! (The Kraine Theatre)
SUBWAY SOAPS ++ (onboard the NYC Subway)
PEGGY & COOKIE (Gotham Comedy Club)
TV HEAD (Carolines Comedy Club)
+”Massa is an excitingly intense performer!” -LA Weekly
++ “Pleasantly surprising!” -New York Times

 

LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY**

BAD PARENTING @ the Hollywood Improv (producer, emcee)
AMBUSH COMEDY! @ the Palms (producer, emcee)
THE COMEDY STORE
JON LOVITZ CLUB
CATCH A RISING STAR
THE COMEDY CELLAR
CAROLINE’S
STAND-UP NY
**showcased in the Hollywood Comedy Fest,
Toyota Comedy Festival, Surf Comedy Festival

 

TRAINING

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND  B.A. Theatre & English (Scholarship Recipient)
THE GROUNDLINGS SCHOOL (completed the 4-level training program) Stephanie Courtney, Mindy Sterling, Steven Pierce
UCB – Improv – Joel Spence
CATHY KALMENSON – voiceover
MJ LALLO – private voiceover coaching
HB STUDIOS NYC – stage acting

 

SKILLS

Senior center bingo caller, accent whiz (New York, Southern, Midwest, English, French, etc.), practical joke pro, skilled improviser, rollerblading daredevil, published writer, accomplished track athlete (college team captain) & personal trainer, boxing, stage combat training