One on One with Dawn Noel
Latin Times: Dawn, Please tell us about your family and where you come from?
Dawn Noel: I am an American and my family and I are from Philadelphia. Then I moved to New York City for 12 years and now Los Angeles. I have been blessed to travel the world and have embraced many cultures.
Latin Times: What inspired you to become an Actress/Producer?
Dawn Noel: Acting, dancing, producing and performing are gifts from God. I knew since I was three years old exactly what I was meant to do. I am so grateful to have a purpose in life where I get to express myself and change people’s lives.
Latin Times: You were nominated for the Imagen Award, tell us about the film you did that got you the nomination?
Dawn Noel: After twenty-two years, Avi receives a call she never expected. Independent, well-loved by her friends, and making her way through a man’s world, Avi must now face the choice – rekindle the relationship with her father or close the door and move on forever.
I wanted to make this film “22 Years” because it is close to home and a passion project. This film has touched so many people from all walks of life. Everyone can relate to it because there has always been someone from our past that has left us or hurt us. So, it talks about giving someone a second chance… forgiveness.
We have an amazing cast: Dawn Noel, Kearran Giovanni, Roberto Sanchez, Luis Jose Lopez, Jack Lucarelli, Jyllina Skye Rodriguez, Stephanie Arcilla and directed by Fred Thomas Jr.
Latin Times: What is your favorite Latin Food?
Dawn Noel: Well, I’m a vegetarian, so I’m limited LOL… So, I would have to say yucca and platanos.
Latin Times: Any upcoming projects your working on?
Dawn Noel: “22 Years” is still making the rounds at the film festivals, check out our Facebook page for upcoming cities and details:
There’s a great web series called “Sistah Did What?” where I play one of the lead actors:
A beautiful short film where I play one of the supporting roles called “Trust Love”:
Check out the trailer for a sci-fi film “Project Abaddon” where I play Roz, one of the lead actors:
And of course you can always go to my website for updates:
Also, I am in pre-production producing a feature film about the life of “Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes”.
Latin Times: What advice can you give up and coming Latino actors?
Dawn Noel: I always tell people to follow their dreams. You are put on this planet with a purpose. Of course it takes hard work, discipline and determination. There’s a lot of rejection out there , so grow some thick skin. Always study your craft with passion.
Latin Times: Who in your life has been your hero and inspiration?
Dawn Noel: I would have to say my best friend April Magen, who I consider a sister. She also was a dancer and actor who I looked up to as a child, but has given me the best advice in life and has always been there for me since I was 9 years old. She continues to challenge herself in life and always takes risks. One of the bravest women I know.