- Insisted on studying acting as a 6'1", 235 lb. high school student despite pressure to join the football team.
- Returned as an advisor to the Clinton Administration about the Presidential Scholar Award after being one of 141 graduating seniors selected for the honor in 1995.
- Taught theater arts at a performing arts high school in California.
- Performed in the play What We Don't Say at Theatre Asylum in LA's Theatre Row in 2013.