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Overview (3)

Born in Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Nickname Mud
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mariana Tosca is an actor, producer and social activist. She sits on the Board of TheTenDollarClub.org, a nonprofit organization which funds poverty alleviation projects in underdeveloped countries and founded the Los Angeles Homeless Coalition, offering shelter, relief and skills training to the homeless population there. She serves on the Advisory Board of Rex & Friends Foundation, a nonprofit group providing music education and music therapy to people who are blind or living with autism. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Academy of Music for the Blind, where she has volunteered teaching Drama. Additionally, she sits on the Advisory Board of DreamCatcher Wild Horse & Burro Sanctuary and Born Free USA. She serves along with Dr. Jane Goodall on the Advisory Council of Save the Chimps, the world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary which is home to hundreds of chimpanzees retired from the NASA space program, bio-medical research and the entertainment & pet trades. She studied Acting at the American Conservatory Theatre, sat on the Board of Directors of the Alliance Repertory Company and Theatre East and is a member of Mensa International. She has also served as a campaign advisor for candidates for Governor, Attorney General, State Senate and State Assembly in California, New York, Oregon and Montana.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Edward Y.

Trivia (18)

Is a member of Mensa.
Studies Muay Thai kickboxing
Is a longtime social advocate.
is of Albanian and Greek descent
Is Spokesperson for the conservation group, Save the Chimps.
Is a long-time Acting student of Larry Moss.
Studied Acting at the American Conservatory Theatre.
Is a vegan.
Has campaigned diligently for years for the release of captive elephants to sanctuaries.
DreamCatcher Wild Horse & Burro Sanctuary - Advisory Board member and Spokesperson.
She serves along with Jane Goodall on the advisory board of Save the Chimps, a non-profit which has retired 300+ chimpanzees to sanctuary. All of the chimpanzees were used for decades in the US Space program, Bio-Med research laboratories and in entertainment.
Served on Board of Directors of the Alliance Repertory Company (LA) and Theatre East (LA).
She volunteers teaching Drama, as well as Voice & Movement, at the Academy of Music for the Blind, where she also serves on the Advisory Board. This is the only school in North America that specifically addresses the needs of blind musicians and performing artists.
She is on the Board of TheTenDollarClub.org, a nonprofit organization which funds poverty alleviation projects around the world. To date, they have undertaken 110 projects in 65 countries, providing life-changing services for thousands of people in underdeveloped countries.
On the Advisory Board of Born Free USA, the conservation group founded by Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, the husband and wife team who starred together in the film 'Born Free (1966)'.
On the Advisory Board of Rex & Friends Charity, a non profit founded by Rex Lewis-Clack, which provides music education and music therapy to Southern California residents who are blind and/or autistic.
Was adopted into the Sac & Fox tribe, as his daughter, by the tribe's Hereditary Chief, Native American actor and icon Saginaw Grant.
Tosca was animal welfare advisor to former Congressman D. Kucinich (D-OH10, 1997-2012).

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