Gabriella Martinez is an American Latina born in Nyack, New York. She has worked on various short and feature films, television and commercials. Gabriella just landed a recurring role on Penny Dreadful City of Angels that will air on Showtime.
Here’s 5 fast facts about Gabriella!
She is super stoked about her latest role.
There have been so many magical moments and I am so grateful for all the opportunities I receive. My first day on set for Penny Dreadful I was welcomed by the producer and he expressed how excited he was to have me on the show. It was definitely an emotional moment for me as he told me how amazing my audition was and that I deserved to be working on a fabulous show such as Penny Dreadful. Once he left my trailer I shed a few happy tears and was determined to put 110% of myself into my role.
Health is a priority.
Being a performer is something I have absolutely loved to do for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was three I have been dancing, singing, and acting and excited to do it every time. There is nothing that brings me more happiness than sharing music and making people laugh, but the only consistent part of performing is yourself. A big part of my job is my health so when I get sick I feel like I am trapped in jail! I have to constantly be careful and even in some of my contracts I cannot go to theme parks or trampoline parks while I’m working on a job. I consider myself an adrenaline junky and LOVE roller coasters but my love for performing surpasses my need to ride the Superman coaster at Six Flags.
She may or may not have done THIS embarrassing thing.
Ok, I have a lot of embarrassing moments every day if I am being honest. I usually try not to remember them so I don’t feel as awkward as I should but I’ll spill the beans for you. The other day I may or may not have walked in on someone in a fitting room. I thought it was my best friend! Needless, to say… it wasn’t, she was in the one next door.
Her voice isn’t her only instrument.
Something people would be surprised to know about me is that I am currently learning how to play the piano. I took a couple lessons when I was in fourth grade but never had a piano to practice on. I picked up the guitar when I was 13 and I love it but it made me want to learn more instruments, so now I have a collection of guitars, a ukulele from Hawaii, and hopefully a new keyboard this Christmas.
She appreciates the classics.
A song that I can listen to over and over is “I’ve Got a Crush on You” by Ella Fitzgerald. I love old classics and adore jazz music so I will play them at any time of the day.