Mishel Prada will next be seen in her lead role as ‘Emma’ in STARZ highly anticipated 30-minute drama series “Vida.” The show follows the stories of two Mexican-American sisters Emma and Lyn and their journey back to their childhood home in the Eastside of Los Angeles after the passing of their mother. The sisters who share more differences than commonalities encounter some startling revelations about their mother that ultimately force them to reevaluate their identities. The show is set to premiere Sunday, May 6th.
Prior to securing her lead role on “Vida,” Prada starred in AMC’s short form series “Fear the Walking Dead: Passage” an online spinoff of the hit series “Fear the Walking Dead.” Her character “Gabi” echoed the same strength and determination to survive that her grandmother did when she immigrated from the Dominican Republic to the United States as a single mother with three children in tow working in a bra factory to support her family and build a new life. The popular series was nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy and Prada made it a point to wear her grandmother’s earrings to the show.
Born to a Dominican mother and Mexican father, Prada was raised in Hialeah Florida, Prada has been drawn to the performing arts for as long as she can recall. Growing up she took every opportunity presented to her to hone in on her craft, whether it be a church or a school play, Christmas musicals in the mall, performing in brown bag theaters at lunch during her high school years or in front of her family during dinner parties, she did not let a chance pass her by. As Prada matured, as did her passion for acting, and following the advice of her high school guidance counselor, she dove head first into her pursuit of an acting career following graduation and began working in commercials, indie films and several music videos.
In addition to acting, Prada is a founding member of Damarosa, a female art collective founded by Britt Bogan, which seeks to celebrate the significant role of women throughout art, literature, and politics, while also spotlighting a new generation of influential female voices.
When not in production or working with the Damarosa team, Prada spends her time cooking Latin/Caribbean cuisine (usually bringing it with her to set the following day to share with her cast mates and crew), fulfilling her wanderlust by traveling the global or volunteering with the non-profit organization H.A.R.K (Healing Arts Reaching Kids) sharing her love of acting with the critically ill and injured children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Prada splits her time between Los Angeles and New Orleans with her Russian Blue rescue cat Louie.