Hey Y'all! I'm Makaela,
I'm a New York based actress, writer and singer originally from a small field in Gilbert, South Carolina (or as the locals call it: Gilbert, America). I graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting with a B.F.A. and would’ve finished my politics minor if it weren’t for pulling double duty on an outreach tour of Macbeth & performing opposite David Greenspan in Professor Brenner at HERE Arts Center (then again, anyone can read Anarchy State & Utopia on their subway commute, amirite?). While at NYU I performed at both the Stella Adler Studio and with the College of Arts and Science Theatre Company (CAST).
Since graduating I have been a ginger, blonde, and blissfully have returned to my natural brunette curly locks. I would like to thank the entire world for their patience with my ever-evolving hair-based identity crisis. I have have performed alongside incredible artists as part of INTAR’s UNIT 52, the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, and studied with Lyle Kessler as part of his ongoing Master Class. I recently worked with John Gallagher on his film SARAH Q, and (for those of you who still have cable) you can catch me in episode #506 of A Crime to Remember. I have also been busy creating my own work and will be shooting an original short film this January that I wrote and will be acting in. It is set in my home town and I am stoked to shoot with my favorite collaborative team. In my free time, you can find me scanning the shelves at any Book Culture in NYC for new Tracy K. Smith & Anne Carson books/novellas/poetry/their addresses...or being a menace to society and continuing to keep my nose buried in a book whilst walking the streets of the city (“still better than looking at a phone!” - one guy on the 1 train stairwell). I paint, bake & am a Snape stan for fun.
Fun fact you didn’t ask for:
My karaoke song is always Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac.