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Claudia Ferri

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Claudia Ferri is “Raquel”, a Cuban expat, and member of the Palm Beach elite in “Palm Royale”, streaming on Apple TV, alongside Kristen Wiig, Allison Janney, Carol Burnett, Ricky Martin, Laura Dern, Kaia Gerber and Josh Lucas.

Claudia’s lineage and background are multi-ethnic. She grew up hearing Italian, French, Arabic, and English spoken among parents, cousins, aunts and uncles, thanks to relatives from the four corners of the globe. On her maternal side, Irish, Scottish, French & Indigenous. Her paternal heritage is Mediterranean with traceable roots in Mauritania (North West Africa). She works on screen in English, Italian, French, Spanish and in numerous foreign accents.

Some of Claudia’s TV credits include Québec’s Judge France Charbonneau in “Bad Blood”, La Capitana from Peru in “Queen of the South” and AMC’s “The Killing” as Indigenous band chief Nicole Jackson. She voiced characters in the mega-popular video game Assassin’s Creed II; Lineage and became Ezio Auditore’s mother in the live-action short movies of the same video game. She landed her first job as an actress in the role of Maura Ramirez, Lt. Ramirez’s Cuban wife (Aidan Quinn), in “The Assignment”, also sharing the screen with Donald Sutherland and Ben Kingsley.

Claudia has garnered several nominations and awards for her work in various languages in film and television. Ms. Ferri was named “2022 ACTRA Montreal Woman of the Year” for her continued mark as an actress, her philanthropy and community work, as well as her impact as an activist.


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Minnesota-born Brianna Brown began acting in elementary school and local community productions. After high school she journeyed to Hollywood to pursue an acting career full-time. She snagged a part in the pilot show for Judd Apatow’s quirky, fondly remembered series Freaks and Geeks. From there she got parts in several theatrical features, mostly comedies, and in 2004 secured a part in Spider-Man 2. She worked steadily over the next few years, playing everything from a farmer’s wife to a killer of zombies (Night of the Living Dead 3D), and worked again for Apatow in two more of his comedies, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up.

She also kept busy with guest-starring roles on some of the top series on TV, such as CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, Smallville and had a memorable turn as a serial-killing call girl in Criminal Minds. She had a long-running part on the soap General Hospital as Dr. Lisa Miles.

Outside the film industry, she has been involved in giving women the opportunity to empower themselves financially, co-founding the “Green Goddess Investment Club” and starting the organization empowering accountable, goal setting women called THE NEW HOLLYWOOD to “Rise up, Shine Brighter and Give Back”.

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“You couldn’t google how to be an actor when I was teenager.”
“Ignorance is bliss and I had nothing to lose.”
“Having a theater background helped me to not worry about what I looked like. It was about the acting, not looking pretty.”
“How I saw myself and how other people saw me was really different.”
“I felt like my sexuality was a dance.”
“I was coined the best villain on General Hospital.”
“I’m very empathetic and I could feel the pressure of is she going to deliver.”
“I was the network dummy and I wasn’t suppose to get the role.”
“Actors need to wrap their heads around the business of acting monetarily.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“Actors are like stock share, but it’s not personal when you get traded or cashed in.”
“The New Hollywood changes the way women help and support each other.”
“The guide book “Manifesting YOUR Mission” reframes how we see obstacles.”
“Actors need to be smart with their money, making your funds last for a long time.”
“Many actors have limiting beliefs around money and that limits their growth in the business.”
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