first began demonstrating her “eye” for selecting
choice literary projects at age 12 where she was a beloved recurring
panelist on highly rated CBS’s Kid Critics.
her hand in each of the performing arts, she found her way on
to the board of Women In Film and collaborated on several PSA
campaigns for battered women’s awareness.
1984, Barbara moved with her husband, Paul, to Worms, Germany,
while he was in active service with the Army. Barbara was “discovered”
on base one day as someone with “producer” quality
and quickly ascended a level of positions to become the Director
of The Performing Arts Theatre for the U.S. Army’s facility
there. This was the location for all USO stopovers and military
entertainment in the area. Bearing in mind that the U.S. Military
is the largest theatre system in the world, tripling London or
Broadway, Barbara became quite confident in her skills as a producer.
This experience contributed to her relocation to Los Angeles.
her attention from stage to screen, Barbara found herself both
acting and producing in Los Angeles. Co-starring television roles
on AMC's Mad Men, HBO’s Big
Love, NBC’s ER, CBS’s
7th Heaven, NBC’s The
Others, Lifetime’s Unsolved Mysteries,
and repeat appearances on The Tonight Show,
have quickly given Barbara notice. Her film roles range from appearances
in Universal’s Red Dragon and The
Coen brothers’ Intolerable Cruelty,
to supporting rolls in films like Brooklyn Reptyle Films'
Boppin' at the Glue Factory and Cineville’s
film project, Doria, which she executive
produced and in which she starred, was a winner of the Flickering
Image Festival in 2004. .
This was followed by her film project, Family,
which she co produced and in which she starred.
project, JUST DESSERTS, which she produced
and in which she stars is now in worldwide distribution. A separate
TV deal is currently being negotiated.
Her most recent
project is THREE TIMES A LADY, a G rated
romantic comedy, in which she will play the role of Rose, a twice
widowed woman, who decides to open a dating service for people
over fifty and - in the process - finds true love herself.