Meet Miz Mora
Miz Mora is known for her work on Baskets, Impress Me, and True Detective, as well as in several national commercials and independent films. In addition to film and television, she has an extensive theatre resume and has performed with companies including Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth, the Kennedy Center, Ford's Theatre, and Michael Kahn's Shakespeare Theatre Company. She is a four-time Helen Hayes nominee and an Academy Company Member at New Musicals, Inc.
A third-generation jazz musician, Miz Mora frequently performs with her father, guitarist Rick Chinisci. Her critically acclaimed one-woman musical comedy Einstein’s Girl has played to sold-out houses on both coasts. She is signed to Modern Songbook Records, which released Einstein’s Girl and Gia Mora Sings Charlie Barnett. Her musical compositions have been heard in several films and TV shows and on Minnesota Public Radio.
Miz Mora is also one-third of Scirens, the screen sirens for science. Their work as a creative team promotes science literacy through entertainment. Scirens' half-hour comedy MOMs was a finalist in the 2018 New York Television Festival Scripts Competition.
Miz Mora graduated summa cum laude, with departmental honors, in Screenwriting/Playwriting, from the University of Colorado and received a diploma in Italian Language and Culture from the University of Pisa. She has also studied at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles and the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver.
An active member of the animal rescue community, she hopes to make Los Angeles a no-kill city. Miz Mora loves discussing politics, sharing ecochic lifestyle hacks, and snuggling her two adopted kitties.