MIYA GRANATELLA BIOGRAPHY:
As her career progressed, she did small ads here and there and performed in the grammar school and high school plays, talent shows, and fashion shows. After graduating high school, she went on to college, at the Art Institute in Philadelphia, PA. during that time, she escorted a friend to an audition for a music video. The director took one look at her and hired her on the spot. The video was for Rap Star Fabolous and the director was none other then Little X. One of music videos most celebrated music video directors. During Miya’s music video career, she's worked with countless greats in music, such as:Fabolous: "Youngin (Holla Back)" ,Fat Joe Featuring Ashanti: "What’s Luv" ,Cam’Ron: "Oh Boy" ,Angie Martinez Featuring Kelis: "Take You Home" ,Busta Rhymes Featuring Sean Paul: "Make It Clap" (Remix) ,Keith Murray Featuring Eric Sermon & Redman: "Yeah, Yeah" ,Jay- Z Featuring Pharrell: "Excuse Me Miss" ,Ganggstar: "Nice Girl, Wrong Place" ,Wayne Wonder: "Bounce Along" ,Jay- Z Featuring Pharrell: "Change Clothes" ,Ghostface Featuring Missy Elliott: "Tush, Tush, Tush", Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain "Got Money", Kanye West's "Love Lockdown". She was a feature video actress in over 40 videos, and featured in numerous magazines. She was the lead actress in Twista’s Overnight Celebrity, which earned her a nomination for the Vibe Video Vixen of the year award in 2004. Music video director Erik White says "Her lips are like two ripe strawberries and she works the camera with 'em. She knows how to look innocent and naughty at the same time."
But music videos weren't enough, to satisfy her dreams. Miya is a talented, passionate, charming, alluring, engaging woman that needed an outlet for all of these wonderful traits. She wanted to share her passion with everyone who was interested, so she chose acting as a vehicle to accomplish this. Miya and her mother packed up all the clothes they could take, and moved to Los Angeles, CA. She immediately started auditioning and was hired for several comedy sketches for the BET Awards and Mtv’s Wild-N-Out, in addition to several extra roles. She soon after began working with film director Jean Claude Lamar in two of his independent films. With the encouragement of her close friend Quentin Tarantino, who saw great potential in her, Miya decided to take acting classes. She is currently attending The Tasha Smith Actors Workshop (TSAW) and is a member of the IMDB actor’s community. Through hard work, Miya eventually earned her way into AFTRA and has also become SAG eligible. There is no stopping the incredible force other known as Miya. With an upcoming role in the epic film "Notourious" we are definitely going to see this star shine in years to come.
With more films and magazines to grace in the midst of beauty, glam, talent and intelligence. This year is promised to be a great year for Model/Actress Miya Macale Granatella. For more information be sure to checkout Miya's official Myspace page at Myspace.com/miya_granatella
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