Gia Mora speaking at the post-screening panel at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

“The Night” Premieres at SBIFF to Rave Reviews

Over Labor Day Weekend 2018, the lovely and talented Niousha Noor called to inquire if I could speak Farsi. There's a film, she told me, that stars Shahab Hosseini (of Oscar-winning The Salesman and A Separation fame), and they're in ...
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Gia Mora Making Faces for Pessimists Archive

Making Faces

Rehabbing my hip by bicycle while talking on the telephone and listening to the impeachment on the radio... making this face. A face my grandmother might admonish would stay that way, should she have seen me make it. This week’s episode ...
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Gia Mora at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO

Your Loving Teddy Bear

Did the teddy bear ruin young Gia’s maternal instincts? Listen to the latest episode of Pessimists Archive to find out why moralists at the turn of the 20th century believed this beloved stuffed animal threatened the existence of the human ...
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Gia Mora in King Pigeon Pose, Photo by Diliana Deltcheva

Under the Knife

Back in the early aughts, an agent gave me the following unsolicited advice: “Just eat spinach and 12 almonds for every meal. And consider having your hips shaved.” Imaging a surgeon taking a chainsaw to my muffin top, I slowly ...
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Photo by Diliana Deltcheva

Now Playing: “Pessimists Archive”

Vanity was born when the mirror was discovered... It's always a delight to be a part of a project that I can enjoy as much as a performer as I can as an audience member. Pessimists Archive, hosted by the ...
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Gia Mora's Atheist Rhapsody

New Original Song: “Atheist Rhapsody”

NEW SONG! 🚨📻🚨 Introducing ATHEIST RHAPSODY, performed live at The Second City Hollywood, written especially for Brother Bradley’s religion-themed Easter weekend comedy show. I am profoundly grateful to be able to sing these words without fear of state retribution or ...
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Gia Mora & Denny Rivas at the premeire of BURYING YASMEEN

“Burying Yasmeen” Premieres at Slamdance

Congrats to EVERYONE who brought Burying Yasmeen to life! 👏👏👏 And bravo on being a Slamdance Film Festival selection screening at ArcLight Hollywood nonetheless! It was beyond inspiring to watch this kind of intrepid filmmaking from the sidelines. As an ...
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“Anchors Away” Premieres at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. My partner-in-crime Tara Jean O'Brien and I are thrilled to announce that Anchors Away hits the big screen this week at the 2019 HRIFF! Join us at Regal Cinemas/LA Live this Saturday, Feb. 16 ...
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Mindfully Entering 2019

Read Gia's Article on Openfit New article on @myopenfit! 8 #Mindfulness Exercises You Can Practice Every Day ✴️🧘‍♀️✴️ If you’ve talked to me lately, you know that Gia 2.0 has fully embraced the yoga/meditation lifestyle. But so much of this “wellness” talk makes ...
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Gia Now Writing for Voyage Vixens

In reviewing the past year's goals, I found myself quite pleased with my desires to travel and the places I checked off my bucket list. Now that I'm writing for the lovely ladies over at Voyage Vixens, I've got even more ...
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