PICK A NAME, ANY NAME!
Malinda is a descendant of Marie Laveau, the famous Voodoo Queen. YES, you read that correctly. Well, she is thinking of changing her name to honor her ancestor’s rich history. She needs YOUR help! Should Malinda change her name to Memie? Growing up, her family always called her by her nickname – Memie, but should she make it permanent? Help her decide!
To Be Announced: Catch Malinda on stage at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater soon as a founding member of their resident theater company, Paramount Theater Group.
Thank You for the Callbacks and Pitches:
- Radio Interview “Gisele On Air” Women In Business
- Under The Sun, After The Wind
- Eczema HQ
- Blue Boods (CBS)
- Negro Ensemble Company (Theatre)
- Feature in Authority Magazine
Malinda was grateful to perform in Greenbrier Valley Theatre‘s production of Pride and Prejudice in West Virginia! During the fall of 2021, Malinda performed as Lydia and Lady Catherine – two polar opposites. (If you ever questioned Malinda’s range, here’s reason to never again. )
Malinda joined four ladies and a powerhouse director Robyne Parrish in her first virtual zoom reading since the world went virtual. Her role as Janice Vickery in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds, was a light feather dance in a volcanic lava oasis. And yes, the description is a metaphor- but the play was anything but. An unrealized gem and incredibly moving production, she was elated to bring this piece to digital life.
On a special Two for Tuesday in April 2021, Malinda appeared in CBS’s FBI “Checks and Balances” and NBC’s New Amsterdam “Why Not Yesterday” episodes. Can you guess the roles she played? More importantly, did you see the episodes? If not, catch them streaming or your dvr.
In 2020, Malinda was incredibly blessed to participate in a commercial for Lavazza coffee and an Oxygen limited series of murder – Monster Preacher.
Malinda performed in a staged reading of American Scoreboard at HB Playwrights Theatre on November 20th and 21st, as a state representative reading a Testimony from the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform – The Need for Leadership to Combat Climate Change. *American Scoreboard is a series that brings together art and politics, shining a light on topics facing the current administration and the American people.* Malinda is proud to reflect, expose, and make history.
September/October 2019 – First TV co-star…here we go! Malinda did so well the first time, they invited her back again! Thanks to the NDA, details couldn’t be disclosed until it aired in May 2020. Thank you so much AMC Network for the opportunity to be apart of Dispatches From Elsewhere with Jason Segel, Sally Field, Richard Grant, and Andre 3000.
Did you ever think Malinda would make a great spokesperson or trainer… Well, over the summer months, Malinda performed in two industrials! 1) The Business of Retail and 2) Sexual Education app …More to come when they have been released to the public…
During the first 3 weekends in May, Malinda is got classical! As the Poet and four other characters, Malinda flexed those acting chops in Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton. Timon of Athens is one of Shakespeare’s in-between, forgotten plays… not completely a tragedy and not a comedy. But Malinda always knows how to find the funny.
Malinda’s TV debut premiered in February 2019. Check her out as she stars as Felecia in Evil Lives Here on Investigation Discovery: Season 5 Episode 7 “I Was His First Victim”. Stream it online here!
In January 2019, Malinda starred in “My Sister My Sister” as Sue Belle – a poor, young girl who has to cope with her volatile upbringing. In order to become a good wife and mother, she strives to overcome her demons.
In November 2018, Malinda was busy with print ads. Her fav?? Storm!
Thank you Dark Igloo and GIPHNY!
On October 28, 2018, Malinda was featured as the keynote in the inaugural New Orleans Marie Laveau Day. She performed two staged readings along with other commemorative works in honor of the Voodoo Priestess.
In October 2018,
Malinda booked her 1st TV show as the top bill principal character. NDA in full effect, but she can say that Evil Lives Here….
Malinda booked her 1st commercial with a high-end beauty product. Once the commercial is released, you will be the first to see it here!
Malinda performed in the NYC classic A Sketch of New York show August 2018!
Malinda performed with The Woodside Players of Queens in “Aunt Maggie’s Will” in May 2018. Aunt Maggie’s Will is a one-act play about Bridesmaids doing everything they can to get the bride suited for marriage. There is a wrench in their plan when Aunt Maggie dies leaving a large sum of money for her nephew – the bride’s fiance – with a contingency. Can the bride get away with fooling her fiance that she is up to any task required of her? Well, with her bridesmaids, she can do anything!
Malinda joined the cast of Unspoken in January 2018 as a recurring player! This webseries is a dramedy about a group of college girlfriends whose loyalty you can trust to go as far as your nose. Season 2 has dropped so stream it now to know why Malinda is there… Check out the YouTube channel here!
Malinda played a woman on a mission to help her best friend get over her ex, reclaim their female empowerment, and stand her ground in the feminist resistance movement. As part of the inaugural NYC women’s weekend film challenge, the all female cast and crew produced this comedic short film ‘Mila & Mimi’ in 72 hours!
*Official selection at Women In Comedy Festival 2018, The Film Collective 2018, Palm Springs International Comedy Fest, Tally Shorts Film Festival 2019 and Atlanta Comedy Festival 2018! Thanks to Lionsgate and Women Rising and Imagine Entertainment, Mila and Mimi Too screened at their LA Influencers Showcase before The Spy Who Dumped Me!
Malinda played a 10-year old smarty pants whose neighborhood friend and classmate has selective mutism disorder. How does one deal with that playing in a dream world with her friends? Fast forwards and flashbacks help the audience come to a solution while Malinda also plays a teacher. Loudmouth was a devised play staged at The Tank Theater November 2017!
One, Two & Three directed by the renowned, award-winning Arthur French and written by the accomplished playwright Eleanor Herman. Malinda played a teenage girl with big dreams and the determination to make it happen – no matter who gets hurt.
Malinda won the Best Actress prize!
Watch the promo video here!
More information and tickets are here: See Cheesecake at The Riant Theatre
*Semi-Finalist – Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival July 2017! Official selection “Honorable Mention” – New York Women In Film and Television Online Shorts Festival!