Andi was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee, where much of her childhood entertainment relied strictly on the imagination. With a storyteller mother, Andi spent many summers at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, TN where she fell in love with the art of telling stories. She knew, from a very young age, that she wanted to tell stories, too. Andi takes pride in being descended from a long line of tenacious Appalachian and Cherokee women, whose own stories inspire her daily.
Before relocating to New York City, Andi received several acting awards and nominations in the South – including Best Actress in the Knoxville 54 Hour Film Festival, Best Supporting Actress in the Knoxville Film Festival, and Best Local Actress Runner-Up in the 2013 MetroPulse Magazine Best of Issue (alongside
the incomparable Dale Dickey), and an Emerging Filmmaker nomination for her short ﬁlm “We All Fall Down” at the Knoxville Film & Music Festival. She also had the opportunity to co-host the music portion of the 2013 Knoxville Film & Music Festival, interviewing bands and leading the show’s live web-cast. Andi also co-founded the sketch comedy troupe, Family Band Comedy, where she was a featured performer on the popular Tennessee Shines Radio Show.
Andi now studies with legendary NYC acting coach Anthony Abeson, and is quickly solidifying her place as an indie darling with complex leading roles. Andi is the founder of the NYC Lady Parts Film Club, a group that aims to promote the work of female ﬁlmmakers. Aside from acting, Andi played four years of collegiate soccer and has a deep passion for music: particularly singing and playing guitar.