I'm originally from Washington, D.C., the Nation's Capital, affectionately known as "Chocolate City." My mother worked for the Federal Government, of course. We moved to Maryland, then Dallas, Texas where I graduated from Lake Highlands High School and enrolled at Southern Methodist University's Film school. After my first year, I transferred to the Theatre Department and received my BFA in Acting, although I always thought I'd be a short story writer or novelist. After graduating, I spent a little time in California before living in New York City, Tucson, Arizona and Reno, Nevada for the next ten years before coming to Los Angeles with an armful of stage and screenplays. I'm currently married to Raluca Constantinescu and we live in Pasadena, CA where she works as an electrical engineer and I commute 15 minutes to Los Angeles. I love outdoor sports, particularly cycling, tennis and golf.