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Daily Inspiration: Meet Isabella Brenza

Today we’d like to introduce you to Isabella Brenza.

Hi Isabella, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I was born in Chicago, IL and I’m of Eastern European, Italian, and Australian descent.

Growing up, my family moved around frequently. By the age of 14, I lived in four States. As the oldest of five, I learned to adapt and take on responsibility early on.

Starting from a young age, one of my first passions was dance. My intensive ballet training equipped me with the tools necessary to persevere and excel within a competitive environment.

I traveled around the globe as a fashion model living in Asia and Europe. My deep dive into diverse cultural perspectives allowed me to discover who I aspire to be.

In 2016 I moved to Los Angeles, CA, and shortly after discovered my yet unknown passion for acting when cast in my first short film.

With a relentless devotion to continue learning and master my craft, I am training under James D. Wilson and David Dean Bottrell, two accomplished acting mentors in the industry.

My recent on-set experiences include Slasher Party, starring alongside Danny Trejo, and my recent co-star appearance for a coming of age HBO hit series.

I am represented by manager Chris McGraw at Trinity Artists International.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It has not been a smooth road for me, but I do love a challenge. A huge lesson that I’ve learned is that nothing worthwhile in life comes easy. The entertainment industry is cutthroat; you learn to become tough very quickly. I’ve had many circumstances where I’ve been rejected. I like to use that rejection to motivate me to be an even better version of myself. For instance, I had a project I auditioned for a couple of months ago and I thought I had booked it. I had gone through so many rounds of auditions and chemistry reads to find out they chose someone else. My learning lesson from this was that if I want to book a role, I have no choice but to keep preserving.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am an upcoming actor in the film and tv industry. I have recently worked on a hit HBO series and have a few unreleased projects that I’m working on this fall. I am most proud of my resilience to stay motivated in this competitive industry. I would not be where I am today if I didn’t keep persevering through the challenges I’ve faced professionally and personally. I believe that to be successful in this industry; you have to also have a strong and consistent work ethic. I think it is the thing that will help me stand out in a crowd and achieve my dreams.

Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
I believe that having a mentor and a strong team is very important. My team has been essential to my success. Not only is it crucial to find a network that provides guidance and support, but more importantly one that aligns with your core values. I also have to say that I would not be where I am today without the help of my family and friends.

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Cody McGibbon Fabien Benhamou Laura Rae Jessica Ballabio

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