MÉRCEDES MANNING - SAG-AFTRA

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Complex. Mysterious. Vulnerable. Seductive.

“...a lovely and quite brave performance" - Backstage LA

“...poetic and sensuous...” - Huffington Post

TV

Strictly Sexual: The Series

Lead Series Regular

Joel Viertel/Hyphenate Films

*Hulu Original Series

Final Witness: The Devil You Know

Co-Star

Mora Stephens/ABC Television

FILM (partial list)

Zipper

Supporting

Mora Stephens/Protozoa Picture

*Sundance 2015 Official Selection

Prod: Darren Aronofsky

Hirokin

Lead

Alejo Mo-Sun/Hirokin Prod.

Other Halves

Lead

Matthew Price/Little Toy Boat

400 Will Kill You :)

Lead

Rashad Humphrey/Heru Prod.

The Resurrection of Serious Rogers

Lead

Angelo Bell/Kiss Huge Five Ent

Monster Heroes

Supporting

Dir: Danny Cistone

Wonder Valley

Lead

Dir: Andrew Van Baal

THEATRE (partial list) *originated role

The Pliant Girls

Philomena*

Colony Theatre/Amanda McRaven

*Ovation Award Winner 2014

Exit 10

Lydia*

Theatre 68/Michael Altman

Blue Shade

Maria*

Eastern European Tour

Romania/Poland/Czech Republic National Theatre Festivals

Woof, Daddy

Sparkles

Linhart Theatre, NY

This Is Happening Now

Mira*

Elephant Studio/Danny Cistone

The Big Funk

Jill

Theatre 68/Danny Cistone

Training

Christinna Chauncey

Advanced Audition and Cold Reading

Annie Grindlay

Audition Technique, Cold Reading

Larry Moss Studio

Larry Moss

Julius LeFleur

Stunt Training (Swords, Hand t

Lauren Patrice Nadler

Private Coaching, Scene Study

Acting

Robert Cohen

Acting for the Camera, TV/Film Audition Technique

Richard Brestoff

Shakespeare

Phil Thompson

Movement

Annie Loui

Voice/Speech

Phil Thompson, Cynthia Bassham

Masking/Clowning

Eli Simon

B.A. Theatre, Honors in Acting

University of California-Irvine

*Chancellor's Scholar, Honors in Acting

SPECIAL SKILLS Dialects: Cockney, Irish, Brooklyn, Southern. Horseback Riding (15 years - Expert): Dressage, English, Western, Trail, Bareback. Dance/Movement: Viewpoints, Suzuki Method, Improvised Movement/Contact Improv, Ballet (Beg), Barre Method (Int). Voice: Alto, Barking. Clowning/Masking. Art: Poetry, Drawing/Painting, Art Direction (Film, TV, Music Video)

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height:

Weight: 120 lbs

Eyes: Blue

Hair Color: Brown

Hair Length: Long

 

Aerobics, Basketball, Combat - Stage, Cycling, Equestrian - Dressage, Equestrian - English, Equestrian - General, Equestrian - Racing, Equestrian - Show Jumping, Equestrian - Western, Jump Rope, Racquetball, Running - General, Swimming - ability - general, Yoga, Clowning, Dance Ballet, Dance Ballroom, Dancer, Improvisation, Modeling, Vocal Range: Alto, Whistler, British - BBC English Accent, British - Cockney Accent, Cockney Accent, Irish Accent, New York Accent, Southern Accent