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Simenona Martinez

Simenona Martinez
Simenona Martinez in 2011
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Place of birthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, film director

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Simenona Martinez is an American actress, and a native of Los Angeles, California. This thespian is an academic scholar, writer, recording artist, and entrepreneur. At the age of 16, Simenona wrote, directed, produced, and edited her first film entitled "Black and White." This documentary project was honored at several well known film festivals around the U.S., including the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2002. Immediately after completing the film, she opened a production company in San Francisco where she took her writing and producing skills to the next level. She collaborated with large corporations such as Bank of America working one on one with the head of the Bank of America Diversity Division in San Francisco. Simenona worked with the San Francisco Mime Troupe. She also signed on with San Francisco’s Warner Bros WB20 Youth Division in 2003, where she wrote and appeared in a series of Public Service Announcements. She used this opportunity to connect directly with youth and answered emails from those who were dealing with difficult life issues. Simenona went on to receive awards for her work with the WB20. She was also featured twice on the cover of Summer Blast Magazine. In addition, she hosted the Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney show “Behind the Ears.” Appearing in numerous films, commercials, and other projects, Simenona continues to work in various aspects of the entertainment industry. She is the founder and president of Sioni Academy, which focuses on developing self esteem, self confidence, and self assurance in children. Her production company Sioni Entertainment produces documentaries that feature untold stories. The company is currently working on a film that tackles issues of depression, suicide, mental health, and the healing process surrounding those issues.

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