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Overview (2)

Born in Houston, Texas, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Belinda Owino was born in Houston Texas, with a great passion for the performing arts. Belinda's earlier training began at the historic Houston HITS Theatre, The Texas Renaissance Festival, and other local facilities along with starring in many play productions. Belinda also has a voice for singing and took part in talent showcases, winning first place two years in a row. The journey has not always been easy as there were times that Belinda and her mom drove hundreds of miles and even slept overnight in their car many times in order to make it to auditions and acting opportunities. An optimistic vibe and holding on to an ambition has been the driving force behind Belinda's strive to succeed.

Determination and motivation led to Belinda's major opportunity when she worked with Quentin Tarantino and his dream team of a cast and crew in "Django Unchained" as a house servant in Candyland Plantation and as a stunt performer in the major fight scene in 2012. Belinda also graduated from The University of Texas Austin in the Fall of 2015 with a degree in film from the Department of radio, television, and film. A few weeks after graduating college, Belinda's first speaking role in a feature film, "The Hateful Eight", opened in theaters on Christmas and New Years Day. She is also a songwriter and musician with music live on the market. Her motivational single "I'm Here To Stay" was also selected in Spike Lee's independent musician search. Her song is featured and played during the dinner scene in Episode 7 of Netflix's "She's Gotta Have It."

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Trade Mark (1)

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Trivia (10)

She was the Student Body President and Theatre president at her high school during senior year.
Has performed twice at the Texas Renaissance Festival.
Her middle name Akinyi means "one who is born in the morning" and one who is "graceful and peaceful".
Is a recognized 2013 SXSW Film Scholarship experience winner.
Began acting at the age of seven.
Dropped everything and drove from Houston to Louisiana weekly for the first few months just to appear in Django Unchained as a Candyland Plantation servant. Weeks of doing this eventually led to the opportunity to become a stunt performer in Django Unchained, created by Quentin.
Watched over 200 different classic western films, television shows, and serials to prepare and to get into full on Western mode for The Hateful Eight.
Attended and graduated from college (The University of Texas Austin) while filming both Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight. Belinda graduated in the Fall 2015 with a degree in film.
Has performed her own stunts.
Her song "I'm Here To Stay" was selected to play in episode 107 of Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It" on Netflix. It is featured in the dinner scene. Belinda wrote the song herself in full.

Personal Quotes (3)

It is incredible to see the details and precision involved in the making of a film. The details compose into a life story projected among us. It becomes more than just sound and picture. It becomes a window to a perspective of characters we try to relate to or understand on emotional levels. Film is beautiful.
[on preparation] Always being prepared and knowing every role is important. Staying humble and letting everyone come together to make this one magical thing contributes to success.
I wanted to be in Western mode to get ready for this experience (The Hateful Eight). Even though I was not required to ride a horse, I personally committed myself to horseback riding training.

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