Born : March 4, 1991 Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Occupation : Actress, singer, model
Diandra Newlin born March 4, 1991 is an American actress, singer, and fashion model. She born in Richmond, Virginia in 1991 to Jim and Donna Newlin, Diandra Newlin grew up in Richmond. Her mother is a registered nurse and SAG actress. Diandra spent time in New York City from 1997 - 2001 modeling with Wilhelmina and Product Models, doing commercials, and making her debut into movies. Diandra has been in hundreds of International magazines and ads; her most famous gig was being on the Easy Bake Oven box. What began as a hobby took a turn toward serious acting when she booked the recurring role as Angel Girl on NBC's soap opera Passions.
Diandra graduated with honors, one year early from Laurel Springs School June 2008. IDiandra started incorporating college courses into her busy acting/music career at Santa Monica College where she made the Dean's List her first semester. She graduated from Santa Monica College with Honors obtaining her Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts in 2010. She was immediately accepted into Loyola Marymount University in January 2009. Diandra graduated May 2012 with a degree in Natural Science while continuing her music and acting career. Diandra was a recipient of the LMU Arete' Award upon graduation honoring her work in Community Service. Currently Diandra is studying medicine at The University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kiitts, West Indies Diandra plans to use both her acting and medical degree in her future career plans.
Diandra continues to work with lupus victims and has since did a video for hospitals and doctor's offices and has created a website where patients can ask her questions specifically about her fight with drug-induced lupus.
Diandra has studied music with both Bob Marks in New York City and Seth Riggs in Hollywood. She spent some time at the Hollywood Pop Academy and has sung at the Young Artist Awards, Universal CityWalk and on Good Morning America and in hundreds of other venues including China. Diandra wrote and worked with Roy 'Royalty' Hamilton formally of Capitol Records, and now with Warner/Asylum Music, for 3 years. From June 2007 until March 2008 she worked with Drew Lane, from Silent Chaos Productions/Drew Right Music. Her music video "Boyfriend," which she cowrote, cast and produced, is the first of that new music release. In June 2009 Diandra went to Nashville to record on Music Row with producer Kim Copeland. In 2010 she released a new single "CUSS" written by Barry and Kim Currin from Screaming Tomato Music Publishing.
Diandra has guest starred on Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as well as appearing in three soap operas; Guiding Light, General Hospital and on NBC Passions, where she was the recurring Angel Girl. She also was a supporting actress in the motion picture Loving Jezebel by Universal Pictures at the age of eight. She has appeared on talk shows including Good Morning America and ABC Primetime Live spelling out her journey in show business. Diandra has also had roles in the films G.I. Jane, Hush, Pootie Tang, Hearts in Alantis and Mickey. Diandra has acted in many national commercials and in music videos for Faith Hill’s "Cry" and the Jonas Brothers’ "Year 3000". Diandra has played leads in many Films depicting drama and comedy. Her debut into comedy was with her appearance on The Gong Show with Dave Attell. Diandra was nominated for Best Outstanding Youth Performance as a Young Leading Actress for her starring role in the drama Bench'at the 2008 Young Artist Awards where she also debuted her "Boyfriend" music video and again nominated for the same category (comedy) in 2009 for her starring role in the film Christmas at the Asylum. Currently the movie Dreamkiller in which she co-stars, was released February 19, 2010. It premiered at Archlight Theater in Hollywood and had an extended limited release in the United States. Diandra won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film: Supporting Young Actress for her portrayal of Natalia Nemet. Diandra's single "Boyfriend" is in the movie. Dreamkiller.
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