Actress, Filmmaker, & Acting Coach
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Actress, acting coach, and filmmaker Giovannie Espiritu were nominated alongside Academy Award Nominees Alfre Woodard and Amy Irving for Best Supporting Actress at MethodFest for the Mynah Films feature film Fiona’s Script. Her primetime credits include a recurring role on ER (NBC), Bones (FOX), Gilmore Girls (ABC), and Trauma (NBC). She can currently be seen as the series lead in the Amazon series, "Dyke Central," which was featured in After Ellen, BuzzFeed, and Curve Magazine as a top lesbian series to watch. She has a supporting role in upcoming fantasy/thriller, "D-Railed," with scenes opposite sci-fi icon Lance Henriksen.
She is the also the founder of HollywoodActorsWorkshop.com, a school for kids and adults who are serious about working in film & television. Her students are series regular, book national campaigns, and sign with the top agencies.
When I was younger, I escaped a patriarchal cult and abusive marriage which led me to focus on art as activism. I tend to gravitate towards stories and films that have a social justice angle in them. For example: my first play tackled date rape among middle school students, my first film had to do with high school shootings and bullying, I directed "The Vagina Monologues," at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco to benefit domestic violence shelters for women, and the series that I am in on Amazon is really ahead of its time in terms of gender presentation and sexuality. I think that actors tend to have broken hearts and that is why were are continually striving to find connection and make sense of the world around us through storytelling.
Theo and Juliet
Dyke Central (Amazon)
D-Railed (SDLP Productions)
Credits include: Bones, Trauma, ER (4 Episodes), & Gilmore Girls
Jackie on D-Railed with Lance Henricksen / Starring as Gin on Dyke Central (Amazon)
IG: @giospirit2 and TW: @giospirit