Updated:ORLANDO, Fla. —
Halfway through her daughter’s 6th birthday party, single mom Jeannie Lee left the festivities, hopped on a plane and flew to the Arizona Biltmore to watch actor Gary Sinise and his 12-man band in concert. Lee saw the trip as the ticket to realizing one of her goals: playing a cadaver on CSI.
This personable Orlando marketing maven has the quirky and somewhat morbid goal of playing a dead body on the hit TV show CSI: NY.
Sinise stars in the series so Lee approached him at the after-show VIP meeting, arranged by a friend. “There is only one thing better than seeing your name in lights, and that is to see your face in frosting”, Lee told Sinise. With those words, the would-be actor presented the CSI: New York star with four mini cupcakes, one each bearing images of his face, her “dead body” photo, the words “Cadaver Candidate?” and the CSI:NY logo. The cupcakes were custom made by Sweet By Holly.
“Is that you on the cupcake,” Sinise asked.
“Yes! I’d make a great dead body,” Lee replied.
“I’ll eat them in the car," said Sinise, with a slight chuckle.
Most people pursue acting roles to gain stardom, but not Lee. Her aim has always been to participate in the creative process of getting on the show and to experience its production and taping. Fascinated by the use of forensic science in criminology, Lee is keen to see it brought to life through this cameo.
Lee has a deep bucket list of goals she’d like to complete before leaving this earth. She has already accomplished several, including hugging a black rhino, swimming with manatees, traveling to South Africa, and spearheading a major fundraiser for displaced Rwandan children, raising over $100K. She wanted to be a mother by her 30th birthday and achieved that with only 12 days to spare. Next up, in addition to her cadaver antics, are seeing wild orcas during an Alaskan cruise, working for Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite charity, riding the Orient Express, owning a Roadtrek, and having dinner at the White House.
Being the determined individual that she is, Lee wants to get her five year cadaver quest into the hands of people with power: The Media, hoping that it will get her one step closer to playing a lifeless body on CSI: NY.
For more information, please contact the dead body wannabe at JeannieLee@me.com or 407.342.1323.