After graduating high school, she moved to Florida and attended the Florida State University. While in college she was a huge "Seminole" fan and graduated with a BA in Theatre. From there she moved to Orlando, Florida because she had hopes of being the "Little Mermaid" on the floats at Walt Disney World. However, a different path was in store for this green eyed girl.
Pettycrew Kania was tired of waiting for Orlando to become the next Hollywood and decided if the business wasn't going to come to her, she would go to the business. Without hesitating, she headed for the hills of Hollywood in October of 1998.
After settling into LA, she worked as a receptionist for several television shows and as a transcriber for many reality programs. Pettycrew Kania has had supporting roles in the independent features, Lich, Black Hole, Killer.com, Execution.kill, and in the short films, All's Well That Ends Well, and Hit & Run. She was also cast in the Z-Ville Productions of Blues Man, Lotto and The Chair.
In 2003, she portrayed "Jenny" at Hollywood's Tamarind Theatre in the production of American Prometheus and was last seen on stage at the Mark Taper Auditorium where she portrayed the "School Psychologist" in Thrill of Art. She was very excited to play the part of "Janet", the maid in the Fox Searchlab short film, Day Shift, which was voted Best Short at the Ozone Film Festival. She also performed as a Ballroom Dancer in the Kate Hudson film, The Skeleton Key.
Pettycrew Kania has been a part of the Creative Actors Alliance since its first day of existence back in 1999, and has served as a Board Member and the Treasurer of the organization and developed the scriptwriting competition, The C.A.S.T. Project. She is also a founding member of The Actors Film Company, and is co-producing the independent feature, Talking To Strangers, a Tree Fort Production.
She is a stepmom to Amanda, Jessica and Rachael (1988-2013).