Osmanski graduated from Principia College in three years with a degree in Creative Writing and Studio Art and began a career as a graphic designer. After a year in Boston, she married her college sweetheart, and the two relocated to San Francisco. After seeing a notice for auditions for a local production of Our Town, she auditioned for the play and was cast in the lead role.
Osmanski received her MFA from UC San Diego. Her professional theater experience includes the San Jose Repertory productions of The Matchmaker, Major Barbara and Red Ladder, the San Jose Repertory Theatre production of Be Aggressive, and Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum's productions of Lily Plants a Garden and The Unbearable Truth.
After relocating to Los Angeles, Osmanski worked steadily in theater, television and film, booking commercials and lead roles in small, independent films.
Osmanski loves spending time with her husband and their Rottweiler mix, Parker. Passionate about food, she and her mother-in-law have written a cookbook together. Osmanski also puts her English degree to good use by tutoring students for the ISEE and the SAT.
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