can be seen in 2012 in lead roles in two much anticipated independent features. After Crooked Arrows, Chelsea's second film to be released later this fall will be Chasing Shakespeare an independent drama that tells the love story between an idealistic young African American man, William Ward, and a fiery young Native American Girl played by Chelsea, who has a passion for Shakespeare. While Venus is the embodiment of Shakespeare's profundity and zest for life William is clearly the wind beneath her wings -- the one who is chasing Shakespeare
In the film Chelsea plays Venus Red Hawk
, who becomes saddened and incensed when she does not land the lead of Shakespeare's Juliet
in her high school production of Romeo & Juliet
because of her exotic look. With an enlightened passion to follow her dreams, Venus heads to New York only to suffer a life-changing accident. Chelsea will star opposite Danny Glover
and Graham Greene
. The film is produced by Loren Basulto and Norry Niven and Niven also directs. The film will be released September 9, 2012. In addition to her various film roles, Chelsea can also be seen this season recurring on the AMC hit original, critically acclaimed series The Killing
. The new season will begin airing April 2012.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Chelsea began her acting career at the tender age of five, when she landed her very first commercial. Although Chelsea knew early on that she was destined for a career in entertainment, she decided to stay in Texas with her parents and two sisters until she graduated high school. With a supportive and encouraging family backing her every step, Chelsea packed her bags shortly thereafter and moved herself and her dreams to Tinseltown and has never looked back.
Chelsea's past television credits include recurring roles on Lincoln Heights and 10 Things I Hate About You, as well as guest starring roles in such hits as Grey's Anatomy, CSI: Miami,Melrose Place, Hot in Cleveland and Big Time Rush.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2012.
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