Check our exclusive interview with former cast member from Mob Wives: The Last Stand, professional model, actress (Law & Order, Gossip Girl, The Good Wife), and inspiring entrepreneur gorgeous Marissa Jade.

When and how did you get your start in acting?

I began looking for agencies at the age of 17. I started with extra roles, featured roles, in TV series such as Law & Order, Gossip Girl l, Royal Pains. As well as movies like Elf, Spider-Man 2.

How do you prepare for a role?

I usually go over the script either by myself, with the cast or with friends over and over again till I nail it.

What was your first role, and which one has been your favorite?  

My first speaking role was in The Martial Arts Kid. Although the dabbled a bit in the acting world, I found my way toward making a modeling career for myself. It was more me. I was comfortable sitting pretty in front of a camera. Now that I’m more comfortable talking in front of a camera, I decided this is what I’d like to pursue. I have several projects on the table I’m super excited about and will share more when the time comes.

How did you get selected for it?

A friend of mine mentioned to the producer they had someone perfect for the show. We set a meeting and it went from there.

If you could choose, what three actors would you really want to work with?

I would love to work with Brad Pitt, Tom Hardy, and Cameron Diaz.

Any exciting news you want to share with us?

Ahh there’s so much in the works right now but I cannot speak of anything until it is all finalize and I am able to release to the public.

Who has made the biggest impact on your life so far, and why? 

I would say me. I made my own rules. I learned from my own mistakes. And I became a better and stronger me going through it all. I was always the one to give great advice, give a helping hand. I was everyone’s “Go To”. Even for myself.

Do you have a role model?

No, I don’t.

Any advice to young upcoming talent?

Anything you dedicate yourself too, you will succeed. Never give up or let anyone tell you your dreams are out of your reach!

What’s a normal day in your life?

Typical mother and girly girl. Errands, beauty appointments, home work, making dinner or going to dinner. Work, shoots, meetings, etc. I juggle both and make it work.

Who is your biggest beauty inspiration? 

Hmm I don’t think I have one.

Any beauty tips you want to share with us?

Less is more. I like to enhance my features.

Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?

I think Candice from VS is beautiful. A few of them are, love their look. They are natural not too over done.

My favorite designers, just a few, are Chanel, YSL, Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Givenchy

What are your makeup bag staples when traveling? 

A little bit of Tom Ford, Laura Mercier, Tarte, YSL, and Mac

What is your favorite healthy food?

I love my fruits and veggies

And your favorite cheat food? 

Onion rings

What we can expect of Marissa Jade in 2016?

So much to come! I will speak of when the time is right

Any other hobbies?

I’m pretty adventurous. I down for just about anything…. except camping.

Idea of a perfect Sunday?

Relaxing with family and friends. Just need to get my butt to church more in the am!

What career would you do if you couldn’t be an actress anymore?

I always wanted to open a Spa. I still plan on it.

How important is Social Media for you?

I would say important because it’s how you network and interact with people. If you use it correctly, you would see how useful it really is for you. Or at least in my business.

Where we can follow you?

Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter, Facebook  @MsMarissaJade