Sheila Tejada was born in Panorama City, CA but her family later moved to Cerritos, CA, where Sheila spent most of her childhood. She started acting and singing at 6 years old in church recitals and community plays. As she got older, she continued acting in school productions and was inducted into the Intl. Thespian Society. In college, she graduated with honors, and received an award from the Claire Trevor School of Arts from UC Irvine for her academic and artistic achievements.
After college, she never stopped pursuing the performing arts and decided to make a career out of it. She went on to be a finalist on a MTV talent show, crowned Miss Cerritos 2008 and act in film and TV. Her biggest roles to date were on the hit SHOWTIME TV show, RAY DONOVAN, and the indie feature film, DRIVING WHILE BLACK.
She also started her own production company called, TINY BUT MIGHTY FILMS (www.tinybutmightyfilms.com) with her 2 girlfriends to give voice to people underrepresented in mainstream media and works with children with autism.
Unveiled is all about servicing the hearts and minds of our community. It is our goal to promote self, meaning Unveiled strives to help remove the mask, facade or veil we so easily put on to gain acceptance by others. Sometimes we are embarrassed or ashamed of things we have done or things we have gone through. Other times we feel as though those things have corrupted or permanently stained our future and because of it, we automatically try to control what people see based on our crooked view of ourselves. Unveiled fights these notions with Dance – the purest form of expression, Discussion and Testimonials – community, Real Life Circumstances – experience and lastly Creativity. Becoming your true self opens up a window for other people to be inspired as well, and to take on the challenge of becoming all they were created to be.
The BGBStudio is a collaboration between Risa Bramon Garcia and Steve Braun, along with an amazing array of teachers and actors, dedicated to fierce artistic exploration and the pursuit of every individual’s unique voice.