Onstage as Rose in "Dancing at Lughnasa," Shellie Sterling smiles at the audience.

#CFADWorks: Shellie Sterling

Returning from an audition in sunny Los Angeles, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design alumna Shellie Sterling shared how her college experience prepared her for a career as a professional actress.

After receiving her B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2013, Sterling went on to continue her education with an M.F.A. in Theatre from California State University Fullerton (CSUF). Sterling has amassed experience acting onstage, in commercials and in film, and she now shares her tools of the trade with her theatre students as an instructor at CSUF. She is best known for her work in films such as “Rise Up Black Man,” “Army of Frankensteins” and, most recently, “Triassic World.”