“I've just kind of lived a life doing a mosaic of trades involving service and creativity” said Parshley.
With the death of her father at 9, Parshley said she wanted to become more involved in the community and help others. She started volunteering at a homeless shelter soon after his passing. “I wanted to be getting out there and doing something,” she said.
From there, Parshley began her acting career in high school, with her first play, “Dracula.” After attending Queens College, her passion for theatre continued. She participated in the following Queens College plays: “Club Soda,” “Everyman," “Going Up,” “Still Life,” “Steel Magnolias,” “The Village,” and “Strip.” She has also been in the film Miles Fuller.
Besides acting, Parshley has read at the New York City Poetry Festival and contributed to several literary journals.
She is currently working as an English teacher at Catholic Charities in Queens and helping promote musician Jon Christopher part-time.
To find out more about Parshley's work as an actress, check out her website.