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Darcey Rhoads was born to stand out. Sometimes against her will. Growing up slathered in sunscreen, yet perpetually sunburned as a pale redheaded child in the Great State of Texas will do that. An actor, audiobook narrator, and filmmaker with often darkly comedic leanings and a deep love for storytelling, she has been dancing to the music in her head for most of her life. 


A Music Performance Major, Darcey is a former French horn player - she played Carnegie Hall at 16, with the Houston Symphony, and with many other symphonies around town. Still, the acting bug bit her when she was just 4 years old and she nurtured her dream in Oddessy of the Mind programs in school or from the orchestra pit. However, the constant Star Wars horn solos and tendency to dress like Axel Rose should've given everyone plenty of warning. Eventually, she cracked. She joined rock bands, left school, and toured. Her glorious adventures (which could be misconstrued as “troublemaking”) included moonlighting as a bartender when funds ran low and working as a drum technician and roadie. Like all good bartenders, she is relatable, compassionate, and unrepentantly herself.


It wasn't long before she felt the inevitable tug once again toward acting and LA - so whatever could fit in the car (cat and partner included) was all they took. They stayed in a hotel and booked an indie film 2 weeks later. Since then Darcey has enjoyed delving into a variety of characters but is often pegged as the grumpy sunshine. She is best known for her recurring appearances on HitRECord on TV (Netflix; Pivot) with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 


Darcey’s vocal intonations are incredibly similar to her on-camera leanings, she is drawn to sarcastic, feisty, or darkly humorous characters who may or may not be hiding a soft heart of gold. They can range from tenor to soprano in their character voices and have a natural grit or whisper of smoke (they fervently hope to have a whiskey voice when they grow up and gargle bourbon, from time to time. Send Angel's Envy.)


Darcey has a passion for telling stories that transport others, whether it be visually or aurally, and for being a part of stories that matter to people. Growing up, movies and books were an intrinsic part of her life - she’d even go so far as to say they saved her life. Her motivation is to be a part of a story that repays the favor, just once. 


When she isn’t in front of the camera or behind the mic, she’s exercising her thumbs playing video games, prepping for her fellow narrators, reading, taking up various (mildly dangerous) hobbies like ax throwing, teaching acting and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) projects to kids, teens and sometimes adults around the city for a nonprofit, and befriending wild cats.

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