Cailen was born + raised in the sunny state of California. She grew up running around the mountains, baking with her mother and singing on the top of her lungs everywhere she went. She has been performing since a very young age and went on to receive her BFA in Musical Theater + Honors in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.
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While Cailen attended UC Irvine, she spent her summers traveling around the country + the world. She made her NYC + NYMF debut in 2015 in a new musical, Nickel Mines, as Rosanna King written by Andrew Palermo, OBC member of Wicked. The show takes place + is based on the Amish schoolhouse shooting in Lancaster, PA. Cailen holds this show very near + dear to her heart and is grateful to have been part of a show that shared such an important story in our recent history. Then she went on to study across the pond at RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), Shakespeare's Globe and ArtsEd. Cailen grew up reading and studying Shakespeare at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, so most of her training and skills are centered around a classical background.
Cailen is an actor, singer, voiceover artist and dancer currently residing in Astoria, NY. After graduating in 2018, she signed across-the-board with Abrams Artists Agency and made her debut in Mean Girls on Broadway. She is the current standby for Regina George + Gretchen Wieners and no, she doesn't have a favorite. She loves both roles equally. :) On top of making her broadway debut, she is currently working on creating a podcast + workshop for young artists starting their careers and focusing on how to get a head start on setting the groundwork for the career you want to build. Thanks for coming to her website, stay tuned for updates!