hi, I'm Gabrielle. I'm a Brooklyn based jersey bred and Miami raised artist and storyteller.
i grew up knowing one path to success: "doctor, lawyer, or engineer." However, early in my years, I developed a passion for the craft of acting. I performed for 11 years in theater in her hometown of North Brunswick NJ. In 2013, my mom and I moved to South Florida. During my collegiate years, I eventually expanded into the medium of Haitian folkloric dance where I grew a deeper appreciation for my culture.
Upon graduating with my Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Business Administration from Florida International University, I found myself in an industry far off from where I expected. In August 2019 after graduating, I scratched the itch and moved back to the New York in pursuit of a full-time acting career.
Soon after, I made an official theater debut in New York as Travis in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun.
while building the craft on stage, I began starring in a few student and short films.
Some include: "Chielo" in To the Girl that Looks like Me (PEACOCK, Student Academy Award Nominated), " The Woman" in Dory, " Dia King" in Before the Rain, " Okima Hill" in A Day to Love and "Yasmine" in PG-13 (New Faces New Voices Audience Award).
Though my degree was in Education, I continued to train in the arts. I've with NYC coaches such as Matt Newton, Anthony Abeson, and Terry Knickerbocker.
Now once the pandemic struck in 2020, I dug deeper into writing and journaling. Without much work for actors, I turned to writing my own work in hope of performing it. During the peak of the season, I learned from doing, got on any set I could, and planted new seeds: writing my first pilots, feature films and short scripts.
Finally in July, I co-founded Healing Room Films and made my writer/producer/directorial debut with the film "Not Enough".
Later in September 2020, I was honored to direct "Tokyo in NYC" a Haitian/Japanese fusion love tale written by Nathalie Kane. The film has been selected in several film festivals and won "Best Comedy" at the Canadian Diversity Film Festival.
As the pandemic persisted, I saw a need to continue creating work, while helping actors like myself. In October 2020, I founded The Conscious Co-Creative Productions, LLC, where we lead a team of writers and creatives to help actors build their reels.
I also expanded into the craft of Voice Acting. You can hear some of my voice work as "Deserae" and "Mwanaisha" on Kweli Tv’s Tanzanian-family animated series, The Matumbilas (#1 Comedy on KWELI TV in Aug 2021).
As of now, I am grateful to currently support her career and creative ambitions as an Associate Producer for an upcoming documentary present by Trilogy Films, a Sony non-fiction production.
Behind the screen, I am actively working to finish my film "Fou" in post-production, with intentions to privately screen and enter into the film festival circuit.
I hope to use platform to tell Haitian stories to better reflect the narratives of my home country, Ayiti (Haiti). I intends to continue working on the craft, in hopes that these stories can reach a level of quality which rectifies the lack of representation of Haitians in this industry.
I intend to actively create stories that challenge audiences to foster conversations around women's issues, mental health and identity.
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