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#SetLife = #CupcakeLife

I’m on location at a restaurant in Beverly Hills today shooting the feature film Tournament! I worked with the director, Patricia Viayra, on her first film back in 2008, so I was thrilled when she called and offered me this role on on her newest project. I can’t believe I’ve known this amazing woman since before I was even committed to the acting game. Crazy. And in even better news (well, not really, but almost)… look what just arrived on set! The cupcake life is everything. These little babies are courtesy of Baby Bea’s Bakeshop, 311 S Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Mmm hmm. Go get you some. Back to work for me!

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Post Workout Pain

We shot some #SMACKUnit behind-the-scenes footage during our weekly stunt training session last night.  Imagine this: a total of four super-fit acrobat guys (2 pairs… they switched off, so they were always fresh) coming at you to “attack” you.  Constantly.  Yeah.

So I practiced my sequence about a hundred times, we filmed a few, and then I went home and died.  😉  It was a blast, but let’s just say I took a “rest day” today.  And regretted laughing every time I did because my abs are so sore.  #funstuff #kickingass #youshouldhaveseentheotherguys

We have just a week left of funding to make this show happen.  If you are waiting to make a pledge, please don’t wait any longer.


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Help us bring SMACK Unit to the screen!

S.M.A.C.K. Unit creators David Crabtree, Shahaub Roudbari and I have been posting a series of videos and fun content to share more about the show with supporters as we raise money on Kickstarter to finish the pilot presentation.  Check out my video interview below!

You can stay abreast of news about the show by signing up for my newsletter at the right, or by liking the show’s Facebook page.

Thank you in advance for supporting our campaign!

Much love,


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S.M.A.C.K. Unit coming soon!


We (and by “we” I mean Shahaub and David) are working hard to edit the footage we’ve shot so far to present you all with a teaser of our exciting new action comedy show in October!  In the meantime, we would LOVE your support on social media.  Please complete the 4 steps below when you have two minutes to spare!!



  1. Click here to follow us on Twitter!
  2. Click here to Like our official Facebook page!
  3. Click here to join our mailing list and get updates on screenings and other events!
  4. Click here to Tweet out a message of support for the show:  “Get the latest news on @SMACKUnit! Action comedy TV show created by @ajarae, @Shahaub and @DavidCrabtree13! #SMACKUnit”

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I’ll keep you posted.