About Vivien

youngvivandcalfVivien grew up on her family’s dairy in Marshall. She ran away from the farm (she couldn’t really marry a cow and the gene pool in the area was rather small) to become an actress. She has been in numerous films including “Peggy Sue Got Married,” “Thirteen Days,” “Heaven and Earth” and “One Good Cop.” Her television credits include recurring roles in “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide,” “Capital News” and “Freddy’s Nightmares” (where she died twice). She’s been in over 30 plays and in the NYC sketch comedy group, “BOB,” and too many other things to list. (IMDb)


For many years, Vivien was the VP Marketing for Straus Family Creamery, where she managed the development and evolution of what has become an iconic organic farm brand. When not writing or acting, she manages the Straus Home Ranch, leads cheese tours for Cowgirl Creamery, and works to support small farms. She created –  which includes the Sonoma Marin Cheese Trail map and California Cheese Trail app.

Watch Viv’s demo reel: