Bella Maori as a celebrated actor, director, and writer with her latest series, “Ugly,” puts light on the effects of colorism in African-American lives.
There is so much that has already been discussed about a few people making it huge in their careers and endeavours in life, and much of it has come from the kind of incredible work they have done in their respective industries. Many such talented beings have recently garnered much fame for all the right reasons and, more importantly, the right recognition they truly deserve. The same can be said for Bella Maori (https://bellamaori.com/), a woman of passion, resilience, and a strong motive to bring waves of change through meaningful art and cinema in the world of entertainment. This passionate woman is all about her love for her craft as an actor and her work ethic as a writer and director.
This self-driven and extremely talented artist in the world of entertainment has stunned everyone with all that she has chosen to lay her hands on as a true-blue artistic talent. This has what made her a renowned personality and an award-winner in the industry, apart from being a loved model and actor. The Southern Californian native grew up in Los Angeles and, since the very beginning, was inclined toward everything artistic, which made her realize her true purpose to be a part of the modelling world first. After gaining massive experience as a model, she got the opportunity to be a part of her first feature film in 2015, named The Internship Games. This opened gates of more opportunities for her in terms of films and TV shows.
Writing was another innate skill in her since the age of eight. As she grew up, besides her projects in modelling and acting, she chose to write and produce several independent projects. Currently, she is basking in all the success and appreciation for her series “Ugly” (https://m.imdb.com/title/tt12686728/?ref_=m_nm_knf_t1), which has turned out to be a beautiful series, a complete antonym to its name. Ugly stands different because it puts light on the effects of colorism on African-American lives, a sensitive subject that Bella Maori has handled beautifully. It is a story about colorism’s effects on her black identity and is made with the intention to open the eyes of others needed around this topic.
Bella Maori (@bella.maori), holder of three degrees, BA, MFA, and MAT from USC, who currently is studying PhD in Philosophy, has even won several accolades and an award for Ugly in 2021 as the Best Pilot-Series from LA Independent Film Channel Festival and nominations in Best Web and New Media, Best Web Series/TV Pilot, Television – Pilot Program, and Best Series-Web-Pilot by LA Independent Women Film Awards.