Bella Maori is a Southern California native and was raised in Los Angeles. She started writing at the age of eight. Early in her career, she worked as a model and later starred in her first feature independent film, "The Internship Games," in 2015. In, 2021 she appeared as the lead model on the album cover trailer for Grammy-nominated Hip Hop rap star Baby Keem's debut album, "The Melodic Blue." Bella has written and produced multiple independent projects. Bella's current project is a pilot for "Ugly," which she wrote, produced, and directed. "Ugly" is a story about color-ism's effects on an African American actress's black identity. The pilot episode of "Ugly" was nominated for Best Web and New Media, Best Web Series/TV Pilot, Television - Pilot Program, and Best Series-Web-Pilot by LA Independent Women Film Awards. In 2021 "Ugly" also won an award for Best Pilot-Series from LA Independent Film Channel Festival.