Singer, songwriter and actress Olivia Cella recently relocated to Los Angeles from New Jersey. Known for her rich tones and sultry pop, R&B style Olivia has performed in many popular venues including House of Blues, Avalon & The Mint in LA, and The Apollo Theater & The Bitter End in NYC.
Olivia’s most recent release “Caught Up” won “Best Song of the Month” by Songwriter Universe Magazine and over 20K views on its music video. Her previous hits include original song “Us 2” which was inspired by Grover Washington’s “Just The Two Of Us” and was quickly added to Spotify’s “Release Radar” Playlist. Another original song from Olivia is 2018’s “Missing U” which reached #10 on the New Music Weekly Charts and won Best Song of the Month by Songwriter Universe (June 2018).
Heather Devine from Soundigest said “You won’t want to sleep on this girl, she’s quickly gaining traction in the industry and is definitely worth the listen.”
Olivia has also worked as an actor most of her life. She starred in her first short as a toddler and hasn’t stopped since. Just recently Olivia wrapped her lead role as “Bella Dia” in the indie feature film “Hitter Twist.” Olivia plays a diamond-smuggling fashion model in the film, set in the late 1980’s in NYC and Italy. It is expected to be released Fall of 2020.
Here are 5 fast facts about Olivia!
Her favorite showbiz experience so far is:
Hands down going to Italy to finish shooting the feature film ”Hitter Twist” where I play the lead role of “Bella Dia.” We shot on location in this charming seaside town in Tuscany during Carnivale called Viareggio.
I used to live in Switzerland so having this opportunity to go back was amazing. I brought my mom and boyfriend along with me too. It was a week of adventures, amazing food and memories. Shooting was the easy part, I had a twelve hour flight to memorize all my lines lol.
She’s got a diverse ear.
At the moment I’ve been listening to a lot of different music like EDM, R&B and rap which is not like me! But Frank Ocean Self Control never leaves, neither does Earfquake by Tyler the Creator and Slide by YG is my new fav.
This embarrassing moment left a scar – literally.
After school my boyfriend and I got coffee and headed back to my house to drink it and sit on my dock in my backyard while we fished. It was a nice calm day that we had planned but as we were walking down to the lake I tripped on the stairs, spilling all the coffee and cutting open my arm. My boyfriend picked me up and started cleaning my cuts as I was trying to hold back tears pretending I was fine. Then my mom came out and was freaking out thinking I needed stitches and now I have a big scar on my arm.
I am a yoga teacher. I was the youngest certified yoga teacher in New Jersey and I taught aerial yoga with the silks for two years and now I teach yoga at my college — Vinyasa Flow — which I love doing and I hope to get my higher certification soon.
One poor teen boy’s loss has become her gain.
My most sentimental possession would have to be all the amazing trinkets that I’ve collectively received from my mom over the years. From beautiful rings she wore when she was my age and purses she rocked in the 80s, it’s cool to wear something she wore at my age. My most favorite is definitely this jean jacket she stole from her boyfriend at the time that I now wear almost everyday.
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