Jul 4, 2022
Marianna Burelli is an actor and environmentalist. She has recently made her U.S. debut this year in Disney Channel’s highly anticipated original series “Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion.” The comedy series follows Violet, an everyday Mexican American teen who is chosen by a magical luchador mask which transforms her into Ultra Violet, a superhero fighting crime. Marianna shines on the show as Nina, Violet’s mother (whom is kept in the dark about her daughter’s superhero powers) and principal of her middle school, masterfully juggles both responsibilities.
Marianna may be best known in Latin America for her dramatic portrayal of “Natalia Velasco” for three seasons in the hit series “Paramedicos,”. Her Additional television credits include Netflix’s “Ingobernable” and “La Jenni Que Yo Conocí,”. On the film front Marianna starred as Marcela in the 2018 comedy “Loca Por El Trabajo.” Her portrayal earned her the prestigious Best Up and Coming Actress award from Canacine. She also appeared in the 2017 feature “How to Break Up with Your Douchebag” which became Mexico’s highest grossing comedy upon release. Other lead roles include Monica in “El Que Busca Encuentra” (2017) and Laura in “Cindy La Regia” (2020).
When Marianna isn't on set filming, she uses her voice and talent to fight for environmental justice. She is the co-creator of AMAI, a 100% natural, sustainable and plastic-free cosmetics line available in Mexico and the U.S.
We chat about being an EMT, being an established star in Mexico and then moving to LA, her sustainable business, Hollywood mind games, identity and belonging, teachers and mentors, living in Swaziland (Eswatini) at 15/16 and learning to relax again.
The video footage of this entire chat is now out as well! So check them out on YouTube under Michael Kahan
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Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b1gDUGGfCs
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