Actor Markia Butler

Actress, dancer, host & model Markia Butler was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida where she was given the opportunity and foundation to foster her talents by attending LaVilla School of the Arts. There she excelled not only in the arts but also academically maintaining honor roll. After graduating from Florida A&M University with Honors in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Performing Arts, Markia relocated to New York City where she dedicating time to working at The Fresh Air Fund, a nonprofit organization providing opportunities to NYC youth. Currently residing in Los Angeles, California, Markia has expanded her brand through various social media platforms and living out her dream as an Actress and Dancer while furthering her passion for uplifting and empowering women and youth through volunteerism. Markia is truly an inspiring woman! We see you! #LadiesWhoThriveThursday

-Bio from Pulse in The City Organization

Height: 5’2                                                                                                                                                            Weight: 114

Hair: Brown                                                                                                                                                         Eyes: Brown

 

Television:

Grown Folks Bounce TV                                   Co Star Customer            Harvest Studios                         Northridge, Ca

Asics Commercial                                              Woman Training               Asics                                           Los Angeles, CA

             

Film:                                       

Help Wanted: Southern Belle                          Sup. Sarah                         NYFA                                          Los Angeles, CA

Sins of Charly                                                     Sup. Chloe                         NYU Film School                       New York, NY              

                                                                                                                                                                                 

Internet:

Bra Commercial                                                 Prin. Business Woman    Third Love                                  Los Angeles, CA

Be The One Web Series                                    Sup. Dominique               Be The One Productions         Los Angeles, CA

Staying Out PSA                                                 Feat. Job Boss                   Human Pictures                        New York, NY

 

THEATER:

Nephew Tommy Comedy Tour                       Sup. Dancer                       Mae Chapman Casting, LLC    Los Angeles, CA  

Happily Whatever After                                    Sup. Red, Sister                 Chris Berube, dir                       Los Angeles, CA

James Weldon Johnson Crucifixion                Prin. Jesus, Dancer            Verna Hampton, dir                 New York, NY

Variety & Cabaret Shows                                 Sup. Dancer, Wife Angie   Marvin Camillo, dir                   New York, NY

Dreamgirls Broadway Musical                        Sup. Dancer, Ensemble    Darryl Reuben Hall, dir             Jacksonville, FL

 

TRAINING:

Phaedra Harris                                                 Aud Tech/ Scene Study      Phaedra Harris                          Los Angeles, CA

Dustin Felder Acting Studio                            On-Camera Commercial   Marcus Brown                           Los Angeles, CA

Mosaic Acting Class                                         Scene Study/Aud Tech      Cress Williams                           Los Angeles, CA        

TSAW                                                                  Scene Study                         Kevin Benton                             Los Angeles, CA        

Killian’s Commercial Workshop                     Foundation                           Jaret Sacrey                               Los Angeles, CA        

ASG Casting Inc.                                               Core Commercial                Scott Wissner                             Los Angeles, CA        The Barrow Group                                           Film/TV Acting 1                  Lorrel Manning                          New York, NY         

Florida A&M University                                   Theater Make-up                Prof. Carnley                               Tallahassee, FL       

LaVilla School of the Arts                                Theater                                 Prof. Despain                              Jacksonville, FL                                                       

EDUCATION:

Major: Bachelors of Science: Broadcasting Journalism

Minor: Performing Arts
Florida Community College at Jacksonville: Dance: Modern, Jazz, Ballet
Florida A&M University: Theatre Make-Up; Dance: Contemporary
Florida State University: Dance: Hip Hop

 

SPECIAL SKILLS/HOBBIES:

Archery, Bowling

Dance: (Lyrical, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Ballroom—Swing, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Salsa, Waltz)

Improvisation

Boxing/Kickboxing/Fitness

Roller Skating, Shooting Pool

Working with Children (mentoring & teaching dance)

Volunteer at Union Rescue Mission Soup Kitchen