C.J. speaks French, Italian, Spanish, and German, Swiss German. She had her TV debut at age 3 and has worked internationally as an actress since. She is likened by her peers to Michelle Pfeiffer, Ellen Pompeo, and Cameron Diaz and has forged industry connections as a practicing entertainment attorney, writer and producer.
She was discovered by cult film director Monte Hellman at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival who convinced her to come to Hollywood and became her mentor.
As a first-generation immigrant with no savings and no family ties in the "new world," C.J. worked all aspects of the entertainment industry as a means of survival - slowly rising through the ranks - which garnered her the knowledge and experience "from the inside out."
C.J. won awards as best actress at the Berlin Underground Film Festival, NYC Indie Film Awards, Barcelona Planet Film Festival and the Kosice Film Festival for her portrayal of an auditioning actress in "Nameless." The film gained attention during the Me Too movement and is now used as an educational tool in colleges.
Her dream became true when she became a US citizen and could finally focus on her acting career and harness the forged industry connections she had made as a producer and practicing entertainment attorney in Los Angeles.
C.J. believes that through determination, grit, and a little bit of luck anyone can overcome their circumstances and achieve their version of success.
Beverly Hills Playhouse
Ongoing Adv. Scene Study
Margie Haber Studio
Ongoing Audition Coaching
Ruskin School of Theatre
Meisner Technique (2 yrs)
Lee Strasberg Institute LA
Method Acting (2 yrs)
ALW Acting Studio
Scene Study (3 yrs)
A. Lazarre White & J. F. Brogger
Languages: German, Swiss German, French, Spanish, Italian, English
Sports: Run, swimming, badminton, ping
pong, sailing, fishing, whistle
Certified: Attorney, Flight Attendant