DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!
I have been waiting to feature Rileah Vanderbilt as our “Tomboy That Wears Makeup of the Month” for a long time now.
Before I dive in, I’ll give you some background.
Where is Rileah from? Rileah grew up in Cripple Creek, Colorado, a small mountain town on the backside of Pikes Peak.
What was growing up in Cripple Creek like? From a very early age she was involved with school and community theatre as well as organized school sports including cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, track and baseball.
Where did I met Rileah? I met Rileah in Hollywood when we both waitressed at the Rainbow Bar and Grill on Sunset Blvd.
So what does Rileah do? She is an accomplished Actress, living in Hollywood, married to director Adam Green.
What else? She’s a known geek and enjoys comics, video games, costuming, fantasy books, Star Wars and all things Sci-fi.
It’s been a while since we’ve chatted, but thank you so much for doing this interview, you have come a LONG way since our Rainbow days and I am so proud of you, let’s get right into it….what inspires you?
I’m inspired by anything that’s creative! It’s probably the reason I became so involved with the film and television industry. I love being surrounded by other people who are just as passionate as I am about life. I love optimism and the idea that tomorrow can be whatever you want it to be:)
Wow, that is awesome. I too believe that “Dreamers are the saviours of the world”. You are definitely a dreamer. What motivates you?
Passion is the biggest motivator for me.
I know you love makeup as much as I do. What is your favorite Beauty Product?
Wow, this is a hard one! There’s just too many out there. I really love my curling wand. Basically, it’s a curling iron with out the clamp. It’s the only way my hair holds curl and it give you this really beautiful wave.
I now want one of these.What is your biggest fear?
Not utilizing time while I have it. Sometimes I look back at what I was doing ten years ago and realize now that if I had just spend my time really focusing on what I was passionate about, I’d be much further a long in life.
My goodness girl, don’t sweat it- you are a rockstar! One of my favorite quotes is, “Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you will go!!!” What is your favorite quote?
This one is hard too! There’s too many that I love. Guess I’ll have to go Disney and say, ” A dream is wish your heart makes.”
Nice, what is your greatest achievement?
Starting my own production company. Getting married.
Here is Rileah and her hubby Adam…
Rileah produced and starred in the web hits G33k & G4M3R Girls, A Very Zombie Holiday, superHarmony and Alien Beach Crashers.
Here is Team Unicorn, a group of friends and actresses dedicated to spreading geek awareness.
Here is one of her videos that got over 1 million hits in it’s first week on Youtube!
Haha I love it!!!!
What would you say has been your greatest struggle so far?
Still not being exactly where I see myself being at this time.
If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?
I’m sure Steven would love Team Unicorn!
What is something about yourself people may not know?
I have two tattoos. The chinese symbol for “friendship” that I share with a couple of my high school friends. And the chinese symbol for “sugar”. My sister has “spice”.
Here’s Rileah, her mom and sister at her Mad Hatter themed bridal shower.
Beautiful family.. What’s something that makes you smile?
My husband. He’s constantly making me laugh.
Cute. When did you discover your passion for comics and video games?
When I was a kid. I loved reading and would read anything I could get my hands on including comics and my mother’s fantasy books. I think I read through Lord of the Rings when I was 9. I got into video games because of my brother, he had a Nintendo.
I love that picture of you girls! So fun, and such cute dresses. What is your fall fashion must have?
Brown knee high riding boots.
(Rileah is always looking so stylish…)
Do you have a healthy snack or recipe that you would like to share?
I’m a big fan of roasted red pepper hummus and Triscuit crackers. Beats potato chips and junk food!
Yum! What is your ultimate idea of relaxation?
A 2 week vacation in the Maldives! More practically, a whirlpool bathtub, candles, music, and a good book.
That works for me!! Rileah, thank you sooo much for doing this interview. Keep up the amazing work. I know all your dreams will come true! (remember when we used to climb the Santa Monica stairs? good times) Hope to see you again soon and if I don’t see you in person, I know we’ll see you on the big screen!!
Woot woot! (back to me again..not in bold…) Isn’t she rad? YUP! Another great TTWM of the MONTH. I am blessed.
Thank you guys for stopping by and don’t forget to….
UNLEASH YOUR INNER GEEK!!!