Emily Fortuna’s friends have long suspected she’s superhuman. Don’t be fooled by that adorable exterior! Raised by a west Texan pack of wolves that discovered her as an infant, she learned at a very young age to forego sleep for the sake of the hunt. She used this intense drive to double major in Computer Science and Linguistics, perform at Carnegie Hall with her orchestra, and now splits her time dancing between the worlds of acting, producing, programming languages and Machine Learning.
Other hobbies include nerdy joke appreciation, sculpting with polymer clay, gardening, font snobbery, opinionated literary criticism, and baking extremely unhealthy but delicious treats. When her hurried schedule causes longing for the solitude of her youth, Emily can be found camouflaged as a burrito in a Mexican restaurant.
|Falling Into Place||Lead||Pixel Bokeh / Einar Johnson and Antonella Fragapane|
|The Little Free Library||Lead||Pixel Bokeh / Einar Johnson and Antonella Fragapane|
|Colton||Lead||Ixnax Productions / Kevin McKeon|
|Last Stop||Lead||Renaissance Arts Productions / Michael Walker|
|For The Good of the World||Lead||Painted Monkey Productions / Patrick Levad|
|One Man Band||Lead||CTPAK Productions / Carl Westgren|
|Hana v1.0||Lead||Coffee + Cyborg Productions, Amanda Gray|
|Save the Last One||Lead||Ink Jrop / Marty Mcmasters|
|Early Music||Supporting||Pontius Films / Patrick Penta|
Television and New Media
|Dead of Night||Co-Star||NBC Universal / Ed Robbins|
|Seattle Freeze||Recurring||Chestnut Grove Productions / Heather Hoffman|
|Paranormal Shopping Network||Co-Star||Three Cat Films / Micaela Colman|
|Hedda Gabler||Thea Elvsted||Harlequin Productions / Aaron Lamb, Dir|
|Truth Like the Sun||Jenny Sunshine||Book-It Repertory Theatre / Jane Jones, Dir|
|Witness for the Prosecution||Other Woman||Centerstage Theatre / Terry Moore, Dir|
|Codename: Kansas!||South||Copious Love Productions / L. Nicol Cabe, Dir|
|Close Enough||Prometheus||Stone Soup Theatre / Jessica Stepka, Dir|
|The Diary of Anne Frank||Margot Frank||Renton Civic Theatre / Bill Huls, Dir|
|A Long Summer||Bren||Edmonds Driftwood Players / Ted Jaquith, Dir|
|The Fall of the House of Usher||Claire||Edmonds Driftwood Players / Ted Jaquith, Dir|
|Long Christmas Dinner||Genevieve||Edmonds Driftwood Players / Keith Gehrig, Dir|
|LAPDSMU||Nina Sheinberg||Ghost Light Originals / Matthew Gilbert, Dir|
Acting – Terry Edward Moore, Steven Anderson, David S. Hogan, Tony Doupé, Angela DiMarco, Annette Toutonghi, Sarah Harlett, Timothy Piggee, Jacqueline Moscou, John Jacobsen
Voice – Candice Donehoo-Pullom, Gin Hammond, Jeannette d’Armand
Improv – Matt Smith, Kay Jaz, Gary Austin, Tim Faust
Movement – Michael Place (Suzuki, Ohta), Paul Budraitis (Meyerhold), Geoff Alm (stage combat), Rebecca Valls (dance)
Improv (advanced), Violin (performed at Carnegie Hall), fluent conversational Spanish, Piano (intermediate), Rock Climbing (can comfortably climb 5.9), Stage Combat (SAFD 2103 Certified in Rapier/Dagger, Broadsword, Unarmed; Single Sword 2014), Ice Skating (intermediate), Modern Dance, Ballet (beginner), Motion Capture experience, Can rap to Weird Al’s White n’ Nerdy
Dialects: Texas, Mississippi, Standard British (RP), South Boston, Russian, Cockney, Scottish, various Midwest, others on request
Best Supporting Actress, The Sammy Awards, Rice University for part in Hello, Hamlet as The Shrink
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