Actress • Voice Over Artist •Teaching Artist
My name is Mercedes Michelle Arndt and I am a Filipino-American actress residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I can be local to Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, and New York.
People often refer to me as ethnically ambiguous and I excel at roles that have a young, sarcastic, smart vibe. I am currently represented by the adult talent division at Kim Dawson Talent Agency for TV/Film in Texas, Heyman Talent Agency for the Midwest, and The iGROUP for the state of Michigan. I am currently seeking to expand my team to conquer the Los Angeles and Atlanta areas.
Always a student, I currently study at The Extra Mile Workshop led by the exuberant actor Glenn Morshower. He is known for his role as Agent Pierce on "24", and his most recent recurring role as Marshall Winthrop in FOX's "The Resident". With recent events of COIVD-19, I am able to continue my weekly training with Glenn over Zoom despite being across the country.
Between being on set, I am recording audiobooks through Audible. Some of my recent books can be found here.
I am also a recent graduate of Oklahoma City University where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting with a minor in Costume Design and Construction in May 2019.
You may have seen me host an Oklahoma City Dodger's or a Frisco RoughRider's baseball game during the summer of 2019 as well. When I'm not auditioning, recording, filming, performing, or learning I am two stepping, swing dancing, practicing my jump rope skills, and trying to stay in shape while living above a pizza shop. Check out my current and upcoming projects below!
To learn more about my performing and teaching experience, please visit my "Resume" section.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING
"Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you do criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes"
"Accept who you are. Unless you're a serial killer."