Performing has been a life-long passion for Mattie. Starting at the age of 9, she has participated in various programs in South Carolina. In high school, Mattie was admitted to the Greenville Fine Arts Center theatre program.
The summer before her senior year, she was selected to be one of 65 students in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's summer program.
It was her dream to move to California to pursue her craft. Receiving a Trustee Scholarship from the University of Southern California made that possible and she's spent the last four years pursuing a B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in acting.
During 12 years of theatre and acting education, she has performed roles ranging from ensemble, to supporting, to lead characters. Off-stage while in the School of Dramatic Arts, she has worked on various aspects of practice including stage management, assistant directing, fight choreography, and costume design.