My name is Heidi Suniti-Lynn Montague (née Koling), and I'm an actor in things, a hammock enthusiast, an ice cream aficionado, a gratuitous laugher, an antique scavenger, a thru-hiker, a puppy petter, a baby holder, a photo hoarder, a music lover, a baker of treats, and a friend. I also enjoy making mix tapes for my buddies, finding containers for my containers, NYC music trivia from 1965 - 1981, getting into the backcountry and hearing the quiet, li'l baby shoes, drinking water straight from the stream, listening to my buddies play music, volunteering my time for people who need help, vintage dresses, coffee, traveling/learning, Moscow Mules in copper cups, talking until 4am with my Sisterwives, and telling stories.
I come from a crafty, liberal family who like to build things with their hands. I supplement my income working as a casting director, babysitter, and am newly a teacher of storytelling classes. I spend a lot of time decorating my house or making things on my computer. My mother is a painter, my father is a furniture-maker, and my brother is a professional Disc Golf player (yes, it's a thing! You can make a living doing what you want, guys!).
I lived in North Carolina (raise up!) for most of my life. It was there, in grade school, where I got the itchin' to perform for folks. I earned my BFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2004. I then transplanted to Chicago for 4 years (Chi-Town is where I learned what hard work was really all about), and finally made the big move to Los Angeles in 2009. I paused pursuing my dreams of acting and telling stories until the middle of 2012, when I was faced with a life or death situation. I realized that happiness, for what I could tell, meant trust falling and working towards the things I deeply love every day. I'm now learning to start taking risks and take them regularly. I'm working on being more curious and less certain.
I live in Los Angeles with my husband, Ben. We got married May 31, 2014 in Rincón, Puerto Rico. I'm pretty glad about the whole thing.
The coolest thing I have EVER done is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. It's a 2,650-mile trail that runs from Mexico up into Canada and took 5 1/2 months to complete. I miss being in that backcountry every day, but I will never forget the lessons the adventure taught me. I have a few photos posted under the "Evidence" tab above, and I have many many more photos of the trip up on my Instagram account.
I hope you are having a great day. Thank you for reading this. I am very grateful for whatever led you here!