You can find Malinda Logan traveling any and everywhere; volunteering in her community; attending an improv class at Upright Citizens Brigade; on stage with Paramount Hudson Valley Theater; acting/directing/producing films and theater; raising money for a non-profit; or being a voice for the voiceless. But it didn’t start out that way.
Malinda was born in New Orleans with white clovers in her frontyard and fig trees in her backyard. She spent her young adult years in the DMV area, where she discovered that she wanted to pursue acting. Her next move was to attend Ithaca College in upstate New York. And YES, she was the one you would see walking in the quad in a full ski coat and gloves, or drinking hot chocolate and eating pretzels in her dorm room while friends were having snowfights and making snowmen.
After graduation, she settled in NYC and fell in love with her second passion of philanthropic service for the community. She led committees and groups supporting causes in higher education, human trafficking, arts, special needs, auto-immune disorders, and disadvantaged families. With her masters in Fundraising Management from Columbia University, Malinda became a very philanthropic actress with a humanitarian gift. Ultimately, she’s culminated both passions and is now a trained and experienced actress, director, producer and philanthropist.
She believes in always knowing and always growing, and continues to evolve by taking classes, workshops and continuing education with AADA, HB Studio, Upright Citizens Brigade, Actors Green Room, Foundation Center, Association of Fundraising Professionals, and more.
She loves people who love and support the arts. She would love to live in a world where there is no person who is struggling to survive and believes that can happen one day.
She lives by the motto, as stated so eloquently by Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Please always remember how she made you feel.
Malinda thanks you for wanting to know about her.