No joke. The beginning of my life was made into a TV Movie. I was in a fundamentalist Christian cult as a teenager and then got into the film/tv industry through voice-overs on a fluke. Acting was my savior.
Currently, Jackie on the feature film, D-Railed with Lance Henriksen as my boss. Also, series lead as the genderqueer lothario Gin on DykeCentral on Amazon. Other stuff: ER (4 episodes), Trauma, Gilmore Girls, and Bones.
Enrolled at UCB. Assistant at Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions. Sometime reader at various casting offices. Thirty-ish empty nester (See cult beginnings). Writer and maker of weird things. Up next: in pre-prod for my first feature, "Dis-Graced," with supermodel/super-activist Rain Dove. Dayjob: filmmaking and acting coaching.
Actress and filmmaker Giovannie Espiritu was nominated alongside Academy Award Nominees Alfre Woodard and Amy Irving for Best Supporting Actress at MethodFest for the Mynah Films feature film Fiona’s Script. Her primetime credits include a recurring role on ER (NBC), Bones (FOX), Gilmore Girls (ABC), and Trauma (NBC). She can currently be seen as the lead in the Amazon series, “Dyke Central,” which was featured in After Ellen, BuzzFeed, Bust Magazine and Curve Magazine as a top LGBTQ series to watch. As a filmmaker, she was featured in Elizabeth Banks’ WhoHaHa Media for her parody song, “An Introvert’s World,” and her storytelling has been featured in Ms. Magazine. A two-time Outfest Fusion Filmmaker, her short film, "Ultra-Feminist," was awarded Honorable Mention.
She coaches kids/teens online nationwide through HollywoodActorsWorkshop.com and was just named as one of the top 40 Audition Coaches in Los Angeles by the Hollywood Winners Circle founded by Wendy Alane Wright, a top talent manager. Her students are represented by the top agencies in the Bay Area and Los Angeles and notable student alumni include William Lipton (Daytime Emmy Nominee, Cameron on General Hospital) and the Espina Sisters (Hosts of Dreamworks’ “Life Hacks for Kids on the Road”).
In her spare time, she rock climbs and advocates for Domestic Violence Awareness/Prevention and LGBTQ equality. She has served on the Board of Directors for C.O.R.A. (a Bay Area domestic violence hotline and agency) and been awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Senate for her community service.
She has supporting roles in a feminist film called, “Solstice,” with Mynah Films; a thriller called, “Cold Pressed,” and a pivotal role in the currently streaming thriller, “D-Railed,” alongside her on-screen boss Lance Henriksen.
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