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CITY BABY is now available for rental and to own on iTunes, Hulu, and other leading digital distribution platforms.

itunes   HERE

“This pungent, Portland-set tale features a striking performance by Cora Benesh as Cloey, a 25-year-old aspiring actress facing a turning point in her life. Freewheeling party girl Cloey is comfortably living off her daddy’s (Daniel Baldwin) money, ignoring his entreaties to get a job and pursuing her acting career while living with her aging rocker boyfriend Jesse (Andrew Harris).She’s just landed a role in a new play, as a gay teenage boy. Taking full advantage of its extensive Portland locations—‘I love being damp 250 days a year,’ one character bitterly observes—it also effectively captures the city’s independent rock scene via performances from several of its notable bands and an amusing cameo by Stephen Malkmus of Pavement.”—The Hollywood Reporter


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Check me out losing a grip in upcoming feature thriller the black sea,

dealing with my own interpersonal relations to technology in SUBTEXT

avenging my family and time traveling in sci-fi adventure REALITY CHECK,

and most recently navigating the rules of marriage in ABBIE AT THE PARTY - still raising funds – please donate if able, we are forever grateful…

You can also find my work in nationally distributed feature film CITY BABY (Actress/writer/producer), also on current and past seasons of PORTLANDIA (IFC).



For theatrical inquiries in Los Angeles  please contact:

TALENT AGENT House of Representatives +1 310 451 2345 phone 1434 6th St. Ste 1 Santa Monica, CA 90401

MANAGER Patino Management Company Kurt Patino +1 818 333 5028 phone 2600 West Olive Ave. 5th Flr. Burbank, CA 91505




In case you don’t know me, this is a short bio I wrote to sum up my life. (It is brief… ask questions if you want) - I am a child of the Lower Eastside, a daughter of New Yorkers, and spent my adolescence growing pubes and gutz on an Indian reservation in a suburb of Seattle, WA.

My formative years were a prolonged adolescence (after traveling to third world countries and realizing my own incognizance to life in general) in the adult playground known as Portland, OR.

Now, I spend my days in Los Angeles, CA, becoming uncomfortably tan, working in the beauty industry, and traversing up and down the West Coast on various film/television projects and commercial campaigns.

I can honestly say, my life is actually incredibly stimulating and wonderful. Cheers, gulp.2012-map



Actress/Writer/Producer of 2014 feature film CITY BABY Reviews:

A pungent, Portland Oregon set tale which features a striking performance by Cora Benesh.”

- Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

Absolutely superb acting.” Amy R. Handler, Film Threat

Muscular lead performance.” Mark Zhuravsky, Indiewire

Updated list of credits can be found by following the link below to IMDB








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For print bookings please contact:

Patty at Brand Model & Talent (Los Angeles)
Kit at Option Model and Media (Portland)
Jamie at Heffner MGMT (Seattle)


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