New School Talent, Old School Soul!
Tiana Le and her mom will speak on Tiana’s journey to become a successful actor and producer in Hollywood!
Tiana is an accomplished actress known for Insecure (2016), Just Add Magic (2016-2017), and General Hospital (2017-2018).
Raised in Orange County, CA. since the age of four, Tiana has always been a natural performer. She loves to inspire emotion whether she’s acting, dancing, writing songs, singing, playing piano or guitar, or performing in theatre ensembles. When she’s not performing or attending class at her local high school, she’s competitively rowing.
She is also passionate about filmmaking, and studies scriptwriting in classes with OC Screenwriters president and founder, Mark Sevi (ScriptWriting Classes)
An Le, Tiana’s mom, has been Tiana’s rock for many years. She knows first-hand the joys and pitfalls of navigating Hollywood’s treacherous shoals, and the grit needed to forge your own path to success as an actor. She’ll be the first to tell you: It ain’t been easy!
SPECIAL GUEST JUST ADDED!
KUMU MICHELLE MANU
ACTRESS, STUNT WOMAN, WORLD-RENOWNED MARTIAL ARTIST
Michelle Manu is known and respected for her fighting skills and work as a TV host, MMA fight commentator, fight actress, and film/TV narrator. She selectively books various teaching, speaking, modeling, film, television, theatre, print and radio projects. Michelle has graced the pages of various print and digital newspapers and magazine such as Inside Kung Fu, Sports Illustrated, Martial Arts Masters Magazine, Seni Beladiri (Malaysia), Tae Kwon Do Times (Korea), All About Martial Arts, KenpoGirl, Herstory, Martial Arts Illustrated UK, and Europe’s Warrior Magazine.
Michelle is a first generation Senior Black Belt under Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu, and the only woman instructor.
She was also given the designation of Knight Commander by the Royal Order of Kamehameha I; the first woman in history to be knighted for her work in promoting, perpetuating, and preserving the Hawaiian combat art, Lua.
She has been a competitive athlete, professional Polynesian dancer, and a model. Michelle is a relentless advocate, instructor, and author of women’s self-awareness and defense. She was a director for America in Defense (AID) where she led and taught pilots and flight attendants air cabin crew safety (close-quarter combat) as a result of September 11, 2001. Michelle also instructs self-awareness and defense for colleges, community programs, homeless shelters, and internationally through her Super Hero Experience (SHE) Program.
She is a Masters Hall of Fame inductee (2006), World Black Belt named her Martial Artist of the Month (2002), Argentina Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee (2016), Munich Hall of Honours inductee (2017), Gathering of Eagles Kenpo International Hall of Fame (2017). Michelle has worked as a live ringside fight color commentator, host of theMasters Hall of Fame World News, host/producer of Silk Warrior TV, InfluentialTV, Heroes’ Hearts, and as a contributing author to several literary and documentary works.