Mia Nell Rodriguez
Based in NYC.
Mia Nell Rodriguez is an actress and playwright from Queens, New York. From a young age, Mia remembers falling in love with watching people on film, this sparked her curiosity...what was this ability that these actors had to make her feel so many emotions? Her curiosity grew as her music studies throughout high school led her to the world of musical theater. She participated in every show and musical she possibly could. As she reached the most daunting year of life…senior year of high school, she stumbled across Viola Davis' Oscar acceptance speech on Youtube; “We are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.” and finally she discovered in the midst of all this high school teenage confusion what she wanted; what it was that drew her so wholly to acting, the theater world and storytelling.
At that moment she made it her mission to pursue this profession that gives human life a platform to be seen and celebrated. She continued to pursue theater in her college studies at NYU. She studied playwriting, directing and dramaturgy at Playwrights Horizons Theater School and continued her studies as an actress at Atlantic Acting School. Ultimately she found playwriting and acting to be most rewarding, although she involves herself in all aspects of curating theater.
Growing up in a city as rich and diverse as New York has shaped her values in wanting to tell stories that haven't been told but need to be. She continues her journey with the help of her family, friend, and dog trusting her craft and holding onto her story.