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RISING STAR ACTRESS RAINA HOUSTON

6 Dec

Raina Houston, You Ask!

Raina is an American actress born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and has come to Claim Purpose and Blaze the world of Entertainment! For more than 10 years she has been a student of the Arts. Being rooted in Theater, Raina has since discovered her passion for TV & Film.

Raina attributes much of her Strength, Inspirations and Upbringing to her Mother. Her mother’s kindness, integrity and work ethic is/were endless and helped to shape Raina’s perception of Life.
Raina grew up in east New Orleans. In earlier years, she and her older brother would create memories with other children at Joe W. Brown Park. Also, Raina would often visit the Historically esteemed French Quarters during school field trips; but it wasn’t until she was older that she truly learned the significance of what she had been exposed to.

Like her Mother, a lover of life and all things in it; Raina strives to mimic her- by exuding Love, Respect, and Compassion, daily. Although Raina’s purpose is Acting, she accepts responsibility to humankind and is deliberate in her role to reflect and breathe life into her story or project.

It didn’t take Raina long to learn that what she had fantasized of being for so long would also require exceptional dedication and levels of honing her craft. Raina begin training at the age of 12 at Anthony Bean Community Theater in New Orleans. Throughout her entire high school term she was a member of the Drama Dept. of McDonogh #35 as well as a student at New Orleans Center of Creative Arts (NOCCA). Raina then studied and graduated (with Honors) from The Conservatory of Theater Arts of Webster University with a degree in Acting.

It comes as no surprise that whatever Raina touches will manifest into something great!

After graduation Raina relocated to Atlanta, Georgia with the same Blueprint in mind; she allowed her love for people to help navigate her into the acting circuit of Atlanta. Connecting with like-minded Artist; Raina had the pleasure of competing in the REP YOUR ACT 2017 Acting Competition. Naturally she Wowed the Audience, other contenders and judges- thus making her the Winner of the competition. Not quite a year after being a resident she is rumored to be a young Viola Davis!

Raina has served Background and Supporting Roles in films; Contraband, The Important Parts of Me, Ms. Devaux (2018). She has had the opportunity to work as an associate producer in Dirty Deeds (Keturah Miller in The Blue Series- Discovery}. Raina has also portrayed Idil in Stage Play, Where It All Goes Down (Natalie E. Davis).

While Raina continues to evolve as an Actress, she understands symmetry. In Life, there will be highs and lows. She has tattooed words to live and love by; “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.”-Denzel Washington and “The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.”-Ruby Dee

Raina’s goals are to tell as many stories and touch as many hearts as possible through her work; whether it be through TV/Film or Stage. She dreams to one day share scenes with Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson and Forrest Whitaker but more than that Raina aspires to be the best version of herself; holding true to always being intentional and unapologetically transparent.

Fasten Your Seat Belts!
You wouldn’t want to miss Raina’s Amazing
Journey as she is set to be Party to Tracie Collins’ V Monologues in 2018 as well as the Revamping of the Stage Play, Where It All Goes Down.

Raina Houston
rainahouston0@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/rainahoustonactor
http://www.instagram.com/rainahouston/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm9216001/
http://www.rainahouston.com (2018)
For Bookings: BYSB Talent Agency

RAINA Speaks!

““Since I’ve studied theater mainly, I felt a bit like a fish out of water moving to Atlanta to pursue a career in film and television. It hasn’t been a walk in a park and I’m still learning each day what serves me best as an actress. I simply had to become comfortable with failing and telling myself, “Hey, it’s ok! You live and you learn.” What’s for you is for you and no one can take that from you!”23231554_556052838060858_4741629602965542208_n

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Let’s Talk RESILIENCE with Bria!

27 Nov


RESILIENCE by Actress, Dancer
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ACT LIKE A PRO Magazine (Behind the Scenes)

6 Sep


Entertainment Professionals
Tell All…………..

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STS Entertainment & Fashion

21 Aug

FUN. FASHION. FABULOUSNESS

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27 Jun

Sunny is an Actress, Producer, Writer and Philanthropist.
She enjoys inspiring others. Sunny believes her life to be an example. And is predicated by the Laws of Attraction; ‘Whatever Energies you exude in the Atmosphere are certain to return.’

Balance is and has been Key while in Pursuit.
Sunny works as a mentor for youth with hopes that she could one day pass the baton. And She host an Actors Prayer Breakfast Quarterly.
Sunny embraces the Journey of an Actress and learning New levels of her artistry.

She seizes each teachable moment in this expedition; while anticipating production for her Own Film Project. She is looking forward to sharing special moments and accomplishments with her family.

REPYourACT

3 May

D.R.E.A.M.

Remember the story about young Abigail?

Won the crowd over in her County’s Annual Talent Show Exhibition with her performance of the late Billie Holiday’s God Bless the Child!
Well……She had the Dream of Being a GREAT notable Entertainer.
It wasn’t because she had many people around her that were of influence (in that area) but her God-given gift to bring joy to everyone she encountered (through song, dance and occasional impersonations of characters from the 80s’ TV Show, Dynasty). Her imagination was quite extensive!
The only 2 problems Abigail faced was not having the vehicle to get her where she needed to be and her friends/family had little to no knowledge of who to contact that could potentially assist her in this expedition. Though her obstacles stood out like a sore thumb, she maintained a “Regular” job while continuing to be a refreshing burst of Energy and never losing sight of her Dream!

Destined. Resilient. Empower. Advocate. Motivator.

A meager description of modern day Abigail; Actress Lauren also known as Lauren Hunt simply wouldn’t take NO for an answer! To her, it wasn’t enough to recommend to the people she cared so deeply about- ‘to get a regular job’. Lauren knew she wasn’t alone and desperately wanted to help others’ live their dreams. Thus, answering the call to Be the Matriarch and voice for youth in the land of Entertainment.

Actress Lauren, being a native of Mobile, Alabama, later became a residence of Atlanta, Georgia for 17 years. She’s also an educator having a considerable amount of experience in the areas of Private and Public School Sectors. In which she soon discovered the need for Arts and her compelling vigor to commit to such an assignment.

Actress Lauren would often be approached by parents of youth as well as other mentors, expressing their interest in entertaining or how they- themselves might go about contributing to the Arts. Although Lauren didn’t have all the answers, she remembered encouraging nuggets her mother would share; “Seek God to make the Vision Clear” or “Practice Makes Permanent”. After experiencing a few personal (seemingly) set backs of attempting to establish herself in the industry; Lauren realized
the answers she sought God for- was already in her possession!

THEN THIS HAPPENED****HOTT THEATRE For CHILDREN

Actress Lauren had made good on her child hood dreams! She earned a BA in Theater at Auburn University and after wards served numerous roles in Stage Plays. This gave her the fortitude to birth Hott Theatre for Children. On August 2014, Cobb County, Atlanta GA Film Industry would never be the same. Hott Theatre was the beginning of something Radical!

Not only had Actress Lauren accomplished goals for herself, but she was in the position to plant seeds among every young boy and girl who ever emulated characters on TV or had a colorful imagination- that needed steering.

Actress Lauren filed previous conversations and effortlessly made Hott Theatre for Children answer the need of each child- no matter the creative facet. Hott Theatre provides such an astronomical platform giving voices to all Youth who have a passion in Theater, Music, TV/Film, Model, Host and Much More. Not only is it geared towards the Arts; Hott Theatre pays much focus on preparing youth for public speakings, auditions, branding and interviews.

Actress Lauren has welcomed other industry professionals to share their craft with Hott Theatre and has partnered with various charities in and around the city of Atlanta.

“Your Reputation is Everything in the Film Industry,” says Lauren. She goes on to paraphrase quote the late Dr. Maya Angelou, ‘people will forget what you say/do- but Never how you make them feel’. She is humbly proud of being trusted to lead and even prouder to see such dedication from her students. No words can give justice to the love she pours into the lives of these children.

Many are zealously paying it forward, looking to make their mark in the world. In such a small amount of time Students of Hott Theatre for Children have relentlessly been in pursuit of their acting and music careers. Films such as Birth of a Nation, Almost Christmas, Fixation, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, and All Eyez on Me don’t even scratch the surface of opportunities they have been graced to appear in! In addition to TV/Films and Stage Plays, some have lead and made cameo appearances on National Commercials and others have produced their own Music and Videos. There is No Box that can hold Hott Theatre for Children! And……..just when you thought you had an idea of what would be next for them; Actress Lauren introduced an extension of her previous vision: Rep Your Act!

REP YOUR ACT

Rep Your Act is a Competition for all-age Demographics (projected to Grow National) allowing Artist to Represent their Talent, whether it be song, dance, acting, performing monologues, comedy and etc.
Anticipating #RepYourAct2017 to be a Huge Project- Actress Lauren prayed and proposed the vision to Actress Coko Lynn also known as Lynn Moman. Like Abigail and Actress Lauren, Coko Lynn loves the Arts. She is a native of Dayton, Ohio and has been a residence of Atlanta, GA for 10 years. Coko Lynn has over 20 years experience in the Entertainment Industry as a renowned Actress and recently birthed Bright Star Talent Management.

There couldn’t have been a better collaboration!

As the date approaches for the 1st Annual Rep Your Act, anticipation has grown! This exhibition is rumored to be 1 of many that will create more working Actors in the city of Atlanta. Mainstream Industry Professionals will have access to vetted Fresh Faces that have been trained by the Best acting coaches. And beginner filmmakers as well as public will have opportunity to network with Atlanta’s Who’s Who!

As a Kick Off; Actress Lauren and Coko Lynn organized the Rep Your Act Mixer at Embassy Suite by Hilton Hotel in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. Celebrity Radio Host, Saga Boss- DTTO Online Radio (Instinct Radio) set the room on Fire with High Positive Energies! Atlanta is known to be a well rounded Mecca. Having a vision that Empowers so many children; would Only make Perfect sense for On-lookers, Sponsors, and Investors to fill the room. Many THANKS to Eagle Vision Productions, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Destination Casting, Ibee Events, Poised Studios, Genuine Apparel, The Peoples Network, A Sweet Obsession, Bright Star Talent and Hott Theatre for Children. This mixer was definitely arranged with much prestige- you could imagine how massive Rep Your Act will be. While guest entertained each other with Hors d’oeuvre and Wine, Actress Lauren and Coko Lynn were presenting their Visions.

Surprise guest appearances made by Entertainment Professionals; Singer/Actress Kimani Edwards,Mayor Bobby & Renee Peoples,Casting Director Andrea Craven, Queen Nola (Caring Hands & Heart Foundation Inc), Richard J Reynolds of Eagle Vision Productions, Fancy with Lavish Cosmetics, (Author,Actress,Writer,Producer)Kimberly D. Worthy, Gypsii La Flor (Radio Personality),Tina Bridges (Host & Media Personality), January Curry (Casting Director), Actress/Model Brenda Dubone Smith
and Many More!

Rep Your Act is a competition but not synonymous with other Talent Competitions. The idea is designed for every contestant to Win by showcasing their talents and gain the necessary exposure. WIN WIN!

Though Abigail was limited on resources and the know how to execute her D.R.E.A.M; her message to spread joy to all that she encountered was/is infectious and many parts of the Entertainment world will be in attendance to witness!

 

For Information On How To Stay In The Know of RepYourAct, Hot Theatre For Children, or Bright Star Talent Management Visit:

http://www.repyouract.com

http://www.HottTheatreForChildren.com

http://www.BrightStarTalentManagement.com

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