Mini Bio (1)
Actress Traci Dority brings her humorous nature, quiet strength and business savvy to her career, striving to touch the humanity of audiences everywhere.
Traci was first inspired to be a performer at an early age when she watched her older sister participate in school plays and longed to jump on stage alongside her. Most young girls suffering from shyness and a nervous stutter wouldn't even consider it, but nothing would stop this determined young girl. Instead, she would start out as a young dancer and even discover her silly side riding a unicycle with the group, Supercycles. It wasn't until years later in college, when Traci enrolled in an acting class that she would realize her true passion for acting.
With a head for business, Traci's off-stage career began to flourish forcing her to take a break from the performing world and step behind the camera. While working as a Producer for a Washington, D.C. public relations firm, Traci would lead creative projects earning her top industry honors, including the Golden Eagle Cine, Galaxy and Telly awards. Traci then journeyed to a Wall Street investment firm, where she quickly earned accolades as a top sales person and became a two-time winner of the company's prestigious Gold Circle Award.
Even while achieving success in the business world, Traci's passion for performing never diminished. It was during this time that she competed for and was crowned Miss Virginia-USA and went on to be in the top 15 at the Miss USA pageant. Not long afterwards, Traci returned to the stage, appearing in local productions and finally made the decision to move to Los Angeles and continue her entertainment pursuits.
Traci's decision to head to Hollywood quickly paid off when she landed the role of "Jenny Slater" in the cult classic film, Grosse Pointe Blank, and then a series of guest appearances on several television shows, including Baywatch, Pacific Blue, Moloney, and Passions. Traci has become a regular in the indie film scene, often cast in roles that are similar to her in temperament but not circumstances. In the 2008 New York Film Festival favorite, Redemption: The Barry Minkow Story, Traci is an up-and-coming journalist struggling for credit in a male dominated world. In the drama, Lunch, Traci portrays a woman stuck in society's ideal, but searching for more, earning rave reviews and screenings in 2008 at the CineGear Film Series and La Femme Film Festival. And, in On The Eve, Traci is a widow challenged with raising her pre-teen angst daughter and striving to find a connection.
Recently, Traci began writing and developing her own projects that combine her experience from both sides of the camera to create films that uplift, inspire and encourage positive change. Currently, Traci is in pre-production as writer/producer/actor of the romantic comedy, Nuclear Families. Loosely based on her own family, the story follows a 35 year old successful ad executive, as she battles the screwball demons of her wildly eccentric multiple marriages family in order to face her own fears about commitment and learn that love is simply a leap of faith. Traci is also developing a fictional television pilot and series concept about labor unions in America. With every project, Traci strives to push audiences to feel emotions or consider ideas in ways they hadn't imagined before.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Traci Dority