Growing up in Rio de Janeiro shaped the way I think and feel about life. The rhythm, the music, the open hearts, the lyrical language of Portuguese all enter the spirit and never leave. And that translates into the life I infuse into a film or television show.
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The poetry of Ipanema and Copacabana are reflected even in their mosaic sidewalks.
My love of horses and dogs began in the mountains of a little
town called Bom Clima, Good Climate, 3000 feet above Rio…
… and continues to this day. Sunny and I are members of the Delta Society. She is a therapy dog and we visit hospitals and retirement homes. It has been scientifically proven that dogs reduce the blood pressure of heart patients, and many doctors are ordering dog visits on patients’ charts. In fact, more dog visits are requested than there are pooches to comply with the doctors’ orders.
It is a rewarding way to share the unconditional love a dog has