Charlene Luedke is a country girl from Kamloops, B.C., a lover of horses, especially my Appaloosa Hiawatha along with many other animals, and am an animal advocate across this planet.
My purpose in life is to help people see the world’s beauty, enhancing their well-being using my acquired skills in the arts, social networking, and animal connections.
I started my acting career early in life. A penchant since childhood. Moving to the big city of Vancouver in 1982 I started out with Ramona Beauchamp’s Modelling and Acting Agency while working in the Food Industry. This would lead me on a fulfilling journey embracing changes and opportunities as they presented. Next through being a showroom model for Neto Leather, I would join this family for almost seven years and become a traveled junior designer for leather garments, as well as working the wholesale sales end of the fashion industry. Next, I was married to my long-time life partner of thirty-one years. We have two children, a daughter, and a son, both of whom we are immensely proud of. Before jumping back into my actor shoes, I would spend almost seven years selling Real Estate, taking us into the new millennium, where I was met with my mother fighting for her life with lung cancer. It was upon her death that I had to stop, catch my breath, and discover my path back to my true passion. Back to acting, I went.
Fast forward to today. Six talent agents later. My journey, having many fulfilling moments, would also be riddled with extreme challenges. Suffering years of postpartum depression, a cancer scare, losing parents, family relationship struggles. Being bounced from one agent to the next, as though I could not even get arrested in this town. Yes, talk about a dark horse.
“A dark horse; a person the emergence often to prominence through the rival of many challenges”
That is what I do; I find my pathway through. I may not have prominence, but I have persistence and many wins. We all have stories; they are all worthy of being told. Thanks, pursuit:365, for providing this space. From this Entrepreneurial Actress with love.