Shanna Collins | Erika Page White
Kimberly Schlegel Whitman | Amy Vanderoef | Erica Annise
Shanna Collins Shanna Collins has built a successful acting career in both her hometown, Dallas, and in Hollywood. With dozens of credits in film and television, Shanna has proven to be a talented and versatile performer.
Early on, Shanna supplemented her acting work with modeling, working in Milan, and in Tokyo, where she was featured in a national Kodak campaign.
But Shanna says she always knew she’d be an actor. “There wasn't really a question. I got into it because I liked being able to affect people — to do something that would make viewers feel emotion in a way that isn't necessarily appreciated or encouraged in our day to day lives. I liked being in an environment where I was allowed — even expected — to be human… gritty, goofy, complicated and imperfect.”
Asked what propelled her to Los Angeles at such a young age, Shanna credits a talk given by Brian Dennehy at Emerson College when she was a student there. “When I met him afterward, he shook my hand, looked me in the eyes and said ‘you… you just might make it.’ I took it as a sign and took off for Los Angeles.”
Shanna arrived in L.A. in 2004 and immediately had a brush with greatness; her first film experience was working with Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning for two weeks on Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. The scene was eventually cut, but Shanna says, “I came to respect both Cruise and Fanning for their professionalism and learned — from working with Spielberg — that I could grow, and would need to in order to succeed.”
Since then, Shanna has had starring, co-starring and featured roles in feature films like Breaking the Girls (2013), Sassy Pants (2012), In My Sleep (2010), The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008), Loaded (2008), On the Doll (2007), Sublime (2007), and Chandler Hall (2005); in short films like Americans (2012), and Cat Power (2013); and in television movies like Cinema Verite (2011) and Death Row (2006).
Her series television roles include performances on Major Crimes, Masters of Sex, Criminal Minds, Castle, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, Medium, Standoff, Close to Home, Malcolm in the Middle, Medical Investigation, Wildfire, and cult favorites like Veronica Mars and the 1970s period drama Swingtown — on which she was a series regular.
Born and raised in Dallas, Shanna currently lives in Los Angeles, and is known as a huge fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation. “So the most embarrassing meeting I've had in LA was meeting Brent Spiner when I first arrived and wigging out. I completely lost it. Everyone after that has been a breeze.”
In what little spare time she has, Shanna is involved in fundraising for the American Film Institute's Advancement Department, and of her extracurriculars, she says, "I'm a huge meditator, a big reader, and mediocre badminton player. I'm more likely to listen to Chopin than Neil Young these days, but yes, I'm still a fan."
Erika Page White
Erika Page White was adopted as an infant and raised in Dallas, TX. She grew up with a
passion for dancing, sports, and studying acting. Active in modeling and acting while in
high school, Erika was awarded a theater scholarship for a year at the college of her choice.
Immediately following her high school graduation, Erika landed her first professional role,
in the television movie "Without Consent," co-starring with Jennie Garth. She went on to
land the role of Roxanna in the ABC series "Second Noah" and has appeared in "The
Bold and the Beautiful" and "L.A. Heat." She also had a role in the feature film "Little
Bigfoot." She then joined the cast of "One Life to Live" creating the role of Roseanne
Delgado with head writer Pamela Long. She enjoyed several years on the show and while
there, Erika was asked to be a part of Jockey's national ad campaign. The campaign
featured five ABC Daytime actresses, and included a 90-foot billboard in the middle of
Manhattan's Time Square.
Erika was nominated for Best New Actress at the Soap Digest
Awards for her portrayal of Roseanne Delgado, and won the 2000 American Latino
Media Arts (ALMA) Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Soap Opera.
After finishing on "One Life to Live" she returned to Los Angeles, landing a guest-starring
role on UPN's "Special Unit II." Erika's next project was a recurring role on Showtime's
"Resurrection Boulevard" appearing as Vivian for two seasons. This year, Erika appeared
on NBC's "Days of Our Lives" in the role of Dr. Amber Kress.
Thanks to her background, Erika strongly supports adoption and makes speaking
appearances on the subject. She commutes between Nashville, Los Angeles and New
York in order to pursue her ongoing career.
Kimberly Schlegel Whitman
With a talent for making the ordinary extraordinary Kimberly Schlegel Whitman has taken her original and clever take on parties and created an entrepreneurial empire. While planning her own Idlewild Debutante Ball in Dallas, Texas, Kimberly found an undiscovered opportunity—a lack of quality goods for party rentals. In 1998, a quick thinking Kimberly launched her own event company, RSVP Soiree Luxury Event Rentals, and, after building up a wonderful business, she sold it in 2006. She also took the century-old RSVP Social Calendar on-line in 1999 and continues to maintain this comprehensive list of Dallas' finest charitable events at www.RSVPcalendar.com. Her success in this field led to the publication of four books on Entertaining, countless Television appearances and a daily radio segment on Dallas' number one morning show.
Kimberly's latest project, Tablescapes: Setting the Table with Style (Gibbs-Smith, $39.95), is a book that brings focus to adding beauty to time spent with family and friends. This book brings Kimberly's passion for setting the table to life with over thirty tablescapes that are meant to inspire. The book includes tips and hints on invitations, seating of guests, and up-to-date rules of etiquette, as well as a list of resources for finding the perfect items to create your table setting, whether you want to rent or buy and whether you're designing an intimate setting with a few close friends or a table for more than a hundred guests.
The project closest to Kimberly's heart is The Wedding Workbook: A Time Saving Guide for the Busy Bride (Gibbs-Smith, $24.95). The Wedding Workbook offers every bride-to-be a tool for staying organized while planning her big day. The workbook is designed to hold contracts and other official documents but it is also filled with beautiful places to fill out all of the information about the bride's gown, wedding party, reception site décor, ceremony flowers and much more. It is a great keepsake that can be pulled out on a future anniversary to reminisce.
Kimberly's passion for pets is evident in her entertaining book exclusively for dog lovers, Dog Parties: Entertaining Your Party Animal (Gibbs-Smith, $19.95). Dog Parties is the essential new party planning guide that offers entertaining ideas for throwing any posh pup a fabulous soiree. From a birthday party to a "Howl-o-ween" party to an afternoon art gallery opening, Dog Parties offers great tips for planning and executing every detail of a party for your pooch.
Kimberly's first book, The Pleasure of Your Company: Entertaining in High Style (Gibbs-Smith, $34.95) remains high on every hostess's list of party resources. It is filled with tips and photographs from over thirty events from across the country. Kimberly shares not only her own ideas for entertaining but also features tips from her favorite hosting mentors. From a Gala evening to an intimate seated dinner, the book is a never-ending source of inspiration.
Kimberly and her flourishing business have been featured in national publications such as Vanity Fair, Elle, Vogue, Town and Country, Southern Living, Better Homes Gardens, Real Simple, Self, Businessweek, Traditional Home, Canadian House and Home, Animal Fair, Southern Lady, Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, Martha Stewart's Blueprint, Doggie Aficionado, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many more. She has been featured in the books "Texas Women" and "Texans and Their Pets." Kimberly has been coroneted an "Entertaining Expert," a "Style Expert," an "Etiquette Expert," and an "Arbiter of Taste and Style" on television programs such as The Today Show, Access Hollywood, CBS The Early Show, Hallmark Home and Family, The Nate Berkus Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Fine Living and HGTV, WB in the Morning, Designing America, Designing Texas, Good Morning Texas, Good Day Dallas, Good Day Atlanta, Good Day LA, NBC's iVillage Live and many more. She was also a featured event planner on the Style Network's hit show "Whose Wedding is it Anyway?" She has hosted lifestyle segments for MSN, The Montage Resorts, Southern Living, Fine Living, Designing America, Designing Texas, The Bridal Guide and more. Kimberly also loves interviewing celebrities on red carpets from film premiers to awards shows.
Kimberly is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with an Honors degree in Art History. She continued to study art connoisseurship at Christie's in New York after completing her degree. Her community involvements are numerous and include: Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority (Beta Sigma Chapter), Dallas Symphony Orchestra League Debutante, Idlewild Debutante and The National Debutante Cotillion. Kimberly donates her time to many charitable organizations including serving on the Board of the American Red Cross, as co-chair of North Texas Food Bank's Food 4 Kids Program and as a member of the NTFB Board, The Advisory Board of New Friends New Life, and was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award by the American Heart Association. She was the recipient of Northwood University's Distinguished Women's Award, the Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award from TWU, The Women Who Make A Difference Award from The Little Flower Organization of New York, and the Women that Soar award. Kimberly resides in Dallas, Texas with her real estate developer husband, Justin, their son, JR, and daughter Millie Stuart.
Praise for Kimberly
"Kimberly Schlegel Whitman is my favorite kind of public speaker. She doesn't put on her glasses and read a long typed speech from the podium. She understands that public speaking is a form of entertainment. She is intelligent, witty, a gifted raconteur, and a bono fide member of the world about which she speaks." — Dominick Dunne
"Smart. Talented. Stunning. Those are the words that first come to mind when I think of Kimberly Schlegel Whitman. The consummate hostess and businesswoman, she has translated her love of entertaining into a mini-empire. From planning a Head of State gathering to an informal beach bash in the Hamptons and beyond, she has become one of the country's leading experts on entertaining in grand style. This powerhouse is really going places—and watch the world become a better place because of her talents." — Lance Avery Morgan, Publisher and Editorial Director, Brilliant Magazine
"In front of her audience, Kim is smooth, sassy and funny—and she knows her stuff. She gets you with that big smile and a sly wink. You think to yourself: Now THIS is a girl I'd like to party with. She is the consummate speaker: she shares her knowledge smoothly and with a charming sense of humor, never talking down, and always tailoring her topics to her audience. You will learn something and you will laugh." — Rob Brinkley, Co-Editor and Home Design Editor, PaperCity Magazine
"Kimberly's attention to detail is remarkable. She knows how to throw a memorable event. Her books give us wonderful insight on how she does her magic!" — Monique Lhuillier, Designer
Amy Vanderoef is the Emmy-nominated host on WFAA's Good Morning Texas and on-air personality on the Rodney Anderson Show on News Talk Radio 1190 AM.
A proud graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City, she began her performing career with the New York USO, entertaining US military forces and veterans at Military bases and hospitals. She also worked as a performer for the US Department of Defense entertaining American Armed Forces stationed overseas in countries such as Bosnia, Macedonia, Iceland, Germany and Croatia.
In 2001, she took on a much different challenge when she was crowned Miss Connecticut USA, and became the state's representative at the Miss USA Pageant.
Amy has appeared in dozens of commercials, was a guest star in two ABC daytime dramas: All My Children and One Life to Live, and has worked as a guest correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America. She is the proud mother of son, Wyatt.
Erica is a heart and wellness advocate and speaker. The seeds of this calling were planted when her father passed away at the age of 60, from heart disease. The same heart disease that took her father had also taken his parents, at 59 and 69.
As devastated as she was by his loss, she never dreamed that very same disease would strike her — and yet it did, when she was only 31.
Now, Erica helps others to realize they can do something to fight heart disease, and to increase their overall wellness. Erica's hope is that her passion about overcoming her health issues and putting in the work to stay healthy will encourage and enrich other's lives and embolden them in their fight. She's built a website that highlights her mission at www.EricaAnnise.com.
Erica is sought for corporate and organization speaking engagements and ambassadorships:
- Macy's GoRed (AHA) Thank You Ambassador
- AHA San Antonio Heart Ball Gifter Speaker
- AHA Frito-Lay Speaker , Kick-off to Heart Walk Sponsorship
- Girlfriend & Giggles Keynote for GoRed Day
- Sisterbration "Little Red Dress Party", Keynote Speaker
- Rockwall February Luncheon Speaker
- FDIC Speaker & Heart Workshop Presenter
- Texas Instruments GoRed Speaker
- Walmart Corp CMI Speaker
- Southwest Regional AME Women's Conference Health Speaker
- American Heart National Center "Get Fired Up" Speaker
For more information or to book Annise, please contact us at The Campbell Agency.