Donnabella Mortel

Donnabella M.

North Hollywood, CA

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About

Donnabella delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 18+

Teaching since:
2006

Need some acting help that is specific to you? Look no further!

I'm Donnabella M., and I can't wait to help you take your acting BUSINESS & CRAFT to the next level!

***Formal Education***
B.S. Criminal Justice -Forensic Psychology
B.A. Humanities- English, Philosophy, & History

***Acting Background***
I'm a working actor. In 2015, I booked 5 commercials (2 nationals), 2 films, 7 TV shows, and 2 audiobooks. I am also a former NBA dancer & collegiate cheerleader.

***The Lesson***
Besides helping you with your acting skills and audition prep, I can help you answer questions like:
-How can I book my first TV credits?
-How can I clean up my resumes & profiles to sell "me" the best?

***Specialties***
-Acting technique
-Audition prep
-Business guidance
-Set up actor submission websites/profiles/resumes
-Social media
-Agent & manager meeting prep
-Confidence

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Experience

Commercial Actor
Oct 2008 - Present
Commercials

T-Mobile, Coke Zero, AT&T, and more

Film Actor
Oct 2008 - Present
Film

Savages, Born Bad, Ulterior Motives, and more

TV Actor
Oct 2008 - Present
TV

Jane the Virgin, How to Get Away with Murder, NCIS, Ray Donovan, and more

Education

B.A. Humanities- English, Philosophy, and History
Sep 2002 - Jun 2006
Seattle University
B.S. Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology
Sep 2002 - Jun 2006
Seattle Universtiy

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Tagalog
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Kelliher Award
Jun 2006
Seattle University

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Nov 2011

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Photos & Videos

Donnabella on "How to Get Away with Murder."

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Donnabella in a McDonald's commercial.

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Donnabella on "How to Get Away with Murder."

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Donnabella in a Verizon commercial.

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Never too old to play!

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Donnabella on "NCIS."

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8 Reviews

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Linda Jan 28, 2016
Acting · Online

Donnabella helped me take my career to the next level. I was really afraid to truly commit and make acting my priority. I've finally stopped making excuses, and I've taken back control over my self-sabotaging habits!

Derrick Jan 28, 2016
Acting · Online

Donnabella helps me tremendously with stage fright and confidence. She's amaze-balls.

Amani Jan 28, 2016
Film Acting · In studio

DB helps me remember why I love acting so much. She's so helpful when I have questions that I have no one else to turn to for answers. She's great with coaching acting, and amazing at helping me boost my business.

Ivy Jan 28, 2016
Acting · In studio

Donnabella is my go-to audition prep gal. She's super flexible and great to work with!

Derrick Jan 28, 2016
Film Acting · In studio

I've worked with DB on numerous projects. She definitely knows her stuff, and I'd recommend her for audition prep, career guidance, and even some much needed inspiration!

Curtis Jan 28, 2016
Acting · In studio

I am so thankful I have someone to work with me on my marketing materials, and career guidance!! I get time focused on me that I wouldn't get in any group setting, couldn't ask for more.

Liza Jan 28, 2016
Film and TV Acting · In studio

Donnabella is so fun to work with. She has shaved off a lot of my acting bad habits, and I always leave feeling ready to conquer my auditions!

Brandi Jan 28, 2016
Acting · In studio

DB is the best!! I came to Donnabella at a slump in my career. I simply wasn't sure what to do next. She was so patient and positive, I couldn't be more grateful. We spent some time seriously considering my strengths and weaknesses. I learned to highlight my strengths, and developed my weaknesses! Most importantly, I had a sense of direction and fell back in love with the process of acting.

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