Hello! My name is Edith Snow (a.k.a. Meredith Sause). My stage name has changed, it's true!
What & Where
I work as a theatre, film, and television actor. Also a filmmaker. I live in North Carolina. I can work locally in Atlanta, Charleston, Baltimore, Richmond, D.C. and then some. I’m good that way, because I wanna work.
Cast Me As…
I’m the weird sister of Steve Buscemi. I’m quirky. I can whistle “Blue Skies” on key while rolling my eyes at your shortcomings. My eyebrows will judge you out loud. When you look at me, you don’t know if you should run and hide, or hang around for the hot action. I’m your sassy, mean, knowing step-mother who lets you drink underage. I’m ugly. I’m cute. I’m a really bad liar. You may be scared of me, but serve me some wine and I’m your hilarious bestie! You think I’m bitchy, but I’m on your side. I can baby talk you to death. I get excited, but I meditate. I take direction well, but I also ask questions.
I'm easily cast in the age range of 39-50 years old. Roles with uniforms suit my personality: Nurses, Pilots, Cops, Soldiers. I'm well able to portray strong women with leadership skills and insight: professors, lawyers, psychologists, social workers. Roles transcending the human realm are a fit: zombies, vampires, monsters, goddesses. And fallen, lost, tragic characters are a cozy match.
My voice is on the rich and deep side. I sing in a few different bands. Acquisition of various dialects comes quite easily with a little practice. My eyes are olive green and deeply set, often presenting with a greenish-lavendar pair of semi-circles beneath them. My weight fluctuates between 118-128 lbs., and I have the ability to gain or lose within that bracket swiftly if necessary for a role. My body is fit, broad-shouldered, and strong. I walk with a bounce in my step that my friends have made fun of since Jr. High School. I have clear skin. Hair color and style changes frequently, but I am willing to cut and color as needed for a role.
I've been been acting since I was 14 years old. Serious training began my senior year of high school in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Pre-Professional Drama Program. I've also trained with Kimberly Jentzen in Los Angeles, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company in Saratoga Springs, NY, The Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C., and I studied and toured with The National Theater of the Deaf. I have a Master's Degree and Clinical Certification in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University, and can communicate at a functional level using American Sign Language.
The environment, animals, organic sustainable agriculture, and the arts are all very important to me. It is an objective to let these values be reflected in any commercial or industrial work I may accept. My favorite type of work is the indie film; I believe it is in this space that writers and actors are allowed to break through boundaries, shatter the stock types of characters we so often see in mainstream cinema, and we're allowed to explore what may be considered beyond the pale in more conventional film. Gritty, sloppy, raw, and true art is allowed to exist here. Indie film is also the place where people on a set are allowed to help each other, wear many hats without worry of career displacement, and true collaboration is allowed to exist here without the pressure of a bottom line. Admittedly, mainstream television is blowing me away these days. I'm a fan of The Duplass Brothers, Lena Dunham, Jenji Kohan, Lisa Lutz, and Megan Abbott.
Exploration of humanity in its many constructs, connection with people, clarity in a world of so much chaotic emotion --this is the jazz that lights me up as an actor and filmmaker.
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