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Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Namakula is a NYC based artist born to a quirky, Ugandan, Economics professor father and a feisty, omnipotent Jamaican mother. For myriad years, she's experienced a uniquely diverse and robust career as an actor, writer, video editor and producer. She's worked throughout the US and abroad, particularly Spain, which for many years, she considered (Barcelona) to be her second home.

As an actor, Namakula's performed in theatre, short films, TV, webseries, commercials, voice over projects and stand up comedy. Her offbeat humor has landed her comedic roles on The Daily Show, Conan O'Brien, a wacky Dunkin' spot and a "Broad City" promo (with Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson). She's worked with many groundbreaking directors like: Charles Stone III, David Shane, and legendary talents Matthew Rolston and Joe Pytka. She's also been the VOICE of big brands like: Maybelline, McDonald's and Smirnoff.

Notably, she was the VOICE of REI's "Force of Nature" campaign: WINNER of the Cannes Bronze Glass Lion (2018). And recently she was Understudy (2 roles: Beverly & Jasmine) in "Fariview", the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winning play (Drama), by Jackie Sibblies-Drury. https://www.namakula.com

As a writer, Namakula's been penning and performing (mainly dark comedy) for years. Her spec sitcom scripts were shopped by Brillstein Grey, whilst she was honing her skills on the NYC stand up comedy circuit. As a result, her irreverent comedy reel garnered her a pitch meeting with the producers of MAD TV. She later went onto write, direct and co-star in her original dark comedy webseries, "Kate & Kula".

As an editor, Namakula was trained under and has worked alongside top talents, including veteran editors: Barry Alexander Brown, Rick Russell and Kirk Baxter, in addition to iconic talents such as: Spike Lee, John Leguizamo, Sophie Muller and Bob Giraldi. In her vast editorial career, she's crafted commercials, long format projects (art, documentary and music), short films and web content for major clients such as; Amex, Coca Cola, Wendy's and The MoMA. https://www.namakulaeditor.com

As a producer, Namakula's created her own work while also contributing to other artists' projects. Some include: the multi-award winning fashion film, "Proclamation Punctuation", the international webseries "The Groom" (2 episodes), and most recently, she was snagged as a field researcher / documentarian on RadicalMedia's forthcoming project, launching in Jan 2020.

When she's not in the thick of creating, Namakula enjoys lucid dreaming amongst the trees, exploring new lands and playing / composing on the electric bass.

Namakula is a member of WGAE and SAG-AFTRA and is signed commercially with CESD Talent Agency (NY) and repped by FICTIOUS Management.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Veronika Sawyer

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