Between Wisconsin and New Mexico, award winning actress Adrienne Rusk was raised in an artistic family and grew up with a deep passion for travel. As a model, she began her entertainment career at the early age of twelve, transitioning quickly thereafter into acting. Since then, she has been cast as the lead in numerous national commercials, print campaigns, music videos, network television shows and feature films.
Beyond the set, she acquired outdoor survival training that enabled her to enjoy many adventures including sea kayaking the Apostle Islands, backpacking Isle Royale, volunteering within the jungles of the Dominican Republic, snorkeling the waters of the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, sailing the Great Lakes and traveling through the Middle East during the height of the Arab Spring. It has become increasingly important to combine her love of work, travel and humanitarianism, leading her to gravitate towards work with an international focus and cultural awareness.
Due to her experience in most capacities of the filmmaking process, it has been a natural segue into commanding more responsibility and creativity in collaborative efforts. She graduated with a B.A. in Communications and English from her studies at the University of Wisconsin and the University of London, where she focused on cultural anthropology, international communications and interpersonal relations. Upon graduation, she co-founded a documentary production company in New York City. In 2012, she was awarded Best Actress by the Independent Filmmakers Showcase for her work as the lead in feature film Only Sighing. She currently lives in Los Angeles and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University.
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