"Mommy, I want to be a model!"
Those were the words spoken by three year old Jodie dancing around on a
television commercial. "I can do that," Jodie told
At first, Jodie's parents laughed at the idea of their daughter getting
into show business. But a few months later, when Jodie
appeared in a dance recital, her parents began to realize their daughter
did have talent. Jodie was on stage, in costume,
dancing, when suddenly, she fell down! Jodie will never forget what
happened next. The audience members began to laugh.
But the vivacious three year old wasn't hurt or embarrassed. In fact,
she was thrilled! Once Jodie realized she could make
people laugh, she began hamming it up right there on stage. "Everybody
was laughing," Jodie remembers. "So, I kept messing
up, trying to make them laugh more".
Shortly after that, Jodie's parents had a professional photographs taken
to send out to agencies. After many auditions, Jodie
was asked to film a televsion commercial. From there, Jodie landed a role
on the TV show Valerie. Due to the strength of ther
performance on Valerie, Jodie then landed the role of the spunky
Stephanie on Full Hosue.
These days, Jodie is a busy girl. She divides her times between seeing
her family, doing her schoolwork, playing with her
dog, Lacey, and hanging out with her friends who, she says, "are not in