Thea grew up on a dirt road in Vermont with various livestock for pets. She was raised by a lawyer and a ballerina-turned-environmentalist, who nurtured her obvious leaning toward the performing arts. By the time she was in high school, Thea had placed in many regional singing competitions, sung solos with church and school choirs, performed with the local opera company, and in all her school and community theater productions. After attending summer theater programs at Northwestern, Interlochen, and Walnut Hill, she knew she wanted to attend a conservatory for college. It wasn't until she was accepted into Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama that her dream began to take shape. Those four years of training were some of the best in her life, and she graduated ready to tackle the industry.
After living in New York for a year, Thea booked the understudy to "Baby" in "Dirty Dancing The Musical" which toured the country for a year, doing major sit downs in Chicago, Boston, and LA. When the tour hit Los Angeles, Thea began making preparations to stay in Hollywood and get her feet wet in the TV/Film world. Within a few months she had booked her first major TV guest star, on True Blood. A few commercials and Equity contracts later, Thea decided she'd had enough of the traffic, and after a quick production of "The Lion In Winter" in Santa Barbara, relocated again to New York.
Feeling much happier without a car and back in the same time zone as her family, Thea has performed back-to-back productions of off-Broadway shows ("After The Fall", "Greater Angels", "R/Evolution", "Jack London", "Born of A Fairytale") and is consistently asked to participate in readings and workshops for some wonderful theater companies. She continues to book commercials regularly, and teach/study improv and advanced clown work. Thea is a veteran of the cabaret scene on both coasts, and performed her solo show, "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk" at the Metropolitan Room last fall. Her her solo music in an album, entitled "Numb", is available on CD baby, Spotify, and iTunes. Thea recently penned and produced a short film, "Green", which is due to run the festival circuit in the summer of 2017. Another short she filmed in 2016, "Laps", was recently an official selection for the shorts category at the Sundance Film Festival.