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GET TO KNOW ME

Fact: I was born in Berlin, Germany.

I'm also semi-fluent in German! Überraschung!!!

Fiction: I love drinking water.

It's true, that's false. I can't explain why. I think it bothers me that I am drinking something that has no taste. Which brings me to another fact: I'm weird. I know. 

Fact: I began acting at the age of five.

One of my very first performances was at the Kennedy Center, where I performed in a series of one-acts. I went on to play roles in 'Dark of the Moon', 'Charlotte's Web', 'Cinderella' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', to name a few.

Fiction: I moved to Los Angeles directly after high school to pursue a career in acting.

Quite the contrary. I went on to attend Michigan State University, where I received a BA in Criminal Justice. I'm still trying to work that degree into my acting. Where there's a will there's a way. 

Fact: Since moving to Los Angeles, I have worked on over 30 film and television productions.

I have been blessed to be able to work on everything from student films, shorts, independent films, feature films, webseries and television shows, along with numerous commercial productions. I started out doing background and non-paid gigs before slowly working my way up to co-star, dayplayer and principle roles. My first notable role was in Judd Apatow's 'Funny People'. I remember auditioning for Judd off to the side of set. My only lines were: "Come on Steve. Do it for everybody at the health center", which I had to yell at Adam Sandler while he stuffed his face full of Nathan's hot dogs during a hot dog eating competition. To this day, I am forever grateful to Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler for those two quick lines. It gave me a huge boost of confidence that was so beneficial during a tough time in my career.

Fiction: Acting is my hobby.

Acting is my passion. I wake up with a fervent desire to do it every day. 

Fact or Fiction? I was born an only child, so I am very much spoiled, selfish and headstrong.

Fact AND Fiction! I AM an only child, and I have only ONE of the characteristics listed, but I am not saying which one. 

I'm a mélange continuously evolving, juxtaposed with thoughts, dreams and light, and bearing a calling: serving and assisting the less fortunate. My passion is helping the homeless population in Los Angeles. It's why I do all that exists on this website.  I have my reel work and my real work. The former keeps me hopeful, the latter keeps me humble. The two keep me unapologetically me. 

Los Angeles, California, USA. 18th Apr, 2014. Volunteer Tia Streaty, of North Hollywood, hugs a homeless man at the LA Rescue Mission Easter Meal on Friday afternoon. 

Los Angeles, California, USA. 18th Apr, 2014. Volunteer Tia Streaty, of North Hollywood, hugs a homeless man at the LA Rescue Mission Easter Meal on Friday afternoon.