Check out our interview with singer, actress, host and dancer Reese Warren.
Reese plays the role of Bella in the feature film ACE & THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE and she can also be seen in a supporting role in the film BECOMING A HERO. Some of her other film credits include playing the role of Julia in the film SCHOOL HOUSE BLUES.
At nine years old, Reese became a champion tap dancer at the National Countdown Competition. Three weeks after she turned ten years old, she became the youngest TAP medallion recipient with The Artists Project. Reese is currently a co-host with Ryker Baloun for The Artists Project You Channel, The Artist’s Report, and she is a reporter for FTS Kids News.
Follow Reese @thereesewarren
Hi Reese, please tell us a little about you?
Hi! I am short with long thick hair. I am kind and like to make friends. I like to laugh and have a good time. I love to perform. My family and friends mean the world to me. I love the Lord and I want to help make the world a better place.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Kind Confident Outgoing
Who is your biggest supporter?
My parents are my biggest supporters and my Grandma
How’s a typical day in your life?
I have a crazy schedule. J A typical day for me is waking up around 7:30am. After breakfast, I do school work, then I practice any scripts I am working on for acting class and then I do about 2.5 hours of music practice. On the days I have acting class or music class, I work my practice around that. AND… I often have auditions on top of everything else. PLUS, I need to film for my You Tube channel and always need to take new pictures for my social media posts. I film and take pictures about 2-3 days per week right now.
How did you get started into acting?
When I was three years old, I saw an episode of Toddlers and Tiaras and I told my mom I wanted to do that. Soon after I won my first pageant title and started performing from that point on.
How has this changed your life?
There are so many great things that have happened in my life since I chose this journey.
What is the best and worst part of being an actress?
Without question the BEST part of being an actress is booking a job! Being able to work doing what I love is the best! The worst part is not getting feedback from people that could potentially help my career after an audition.
Tell us about your work in “ACE & THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE?”
I had so much fun working on Ace. Ace was my first feature film. I had two lines in it and we had to shoot it during Covid. My scene was shot at a winery and I played opposite two of the leads.
And about your role as “Bella?”
My character Bella is a sweet little girl who talks to one of the leads in a pizzeria. Some of my friends were also cast in the movie and we had a great time working together.
Now tell us about your supporting role in the film “BECOMING A HERO?”
Becoming a Hero was shot mostly at my dance studio. Two of the leads are great friends of mine. In fact, one of them is my long time dance partner,Dean Norris Jr. So, when they were looking for a dungeon girl, they told the director about me. I was lucky enough to get the part! I have one line in it with one of the leads. It was really fun.
What kind of roles do you like or would like to play and why?
I feel like I am stronger in comedy, even though one of my acting coaches always gives me drama to develop me more in it J. I like roles where I can act, sing and dance in the role. I have been training since I was three to do roles that would allow me act, sing and dance and that’s what I love to do. I also like to voice anime characters. I really like voice over acting and I love anime, so it would be cool to be a voice of an anime character on a anime series.
What other projects you have been part of?
I walked in New York fashion week for Marc Defang and three other designers. I was in the Promo for Sad Alex song Stockholm’s a Ghost Town.
I was in the music video for Marsaille Wells Shine on Butterfly, in an Ethose Life Commercial. I was also the voice in an LOL Surprise Commercial.
Now about tell us about when did you start dancing?
I started dancing when I was four years old with ballet and tap dance. Tap and hiphop are my favorite dance styles.
Tell us about the feeling to be the champion tap dancer at the National Countdown Competition?
When my partner and I won 1st overall at Nationals and became National Champions it was the best feeling in the world. The competition was extremely tough and to win amongst our peers was amazing.
Did you take dancing classes?
Yes. I take dance from Norris Performing Arts Center
Any advice for aspiring dancers?
My advice for aspiring dancers is the same for anyone who is trying to make it in an industry that is super hard to get in to… Don’t do it unless you love it. Be ready to make sacrifices and work hard. Don’t be late and treat everyone with respect.
What do you love most about dancing?
I love to dance so that I can express how I feel with the music.
You are followed by so many young girls. How do you feel about that pressure of doing always the right thing, and encourage people to follow their dreams?
I love my fans so much. I don’t really feel pressure, I feel a responsibility to them. I want to make sure they know their worth and to not let negativity get to them. I want them to know each of them are beautiful and appreciated.
Do you have a favorite actress or actor that inspires you?
I am most inspired by Millie Bobby Brown and Taylor Swift. I am also inspired by Justin Beiber. Taylor and Justin have gone through so much negativity in this industry and they have come through it stronger than ever. Millie was so young when she became mega famous and handles it with grace. Their strength inspires me to work harder and to stay focused on my goals. They help me to remember to surround myself with positive relationships and not let negativity get to me.
Best advice ever given?
What you see on the internet is not real most of the time.
What we can expect of Reese Warren in 2021?
You can expect me to keep working hard toward my goals. I am releasing original music in 2021. I am launching my merchandise. I hope to book a reoccurring role, a role where I am able to act, sing and dance.
What are the five things you can’t live without?
The Lord, My Family, My Passions, Water, Internet
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
My Nana. I was very young when she passed and I never got a chance to really get to know her.
What is your favorite song? Why?
My favorite song right now is, Departure. The opening song to Hunter Hunter. It makes me want to sing along every time I hear. It gets me really energetic.
Who is your role model?
My role model are my Mom and Taylor Swift.
Name one your strengths?
One of my strengths is confidence.
How do you spend your spare time?
I spend my spare time hanging out with my family and friends. I also love to watch anime and play videos games.
Any future plans you want to share with us?
One of my future plans is to go on tour and to play with some awesome artists.
What kind of music do you like?
I like all kinds of music. I think my favorite music is country music.
What hidden talents do you have?
My mom would say that I have a hidden talent for drawing. I like to do flips on my trampoline.
How would you describe your fashion style?
I think my style is casual trendy.
Where would you like your career to be in the next 5 years?
Following in Taylor and Justin’s footsteps, I plan on being established as an artist. I hope that I am on a show where I can act, sing and dance and then tour and make music during the show breaks.
Your idea of a perfect Sunday is?
Relaxing in bed watching TV with my Mom and my cat eating charcuterie.
Do you support any charities?
Yes. I support Operation Underground Railroad to end child sex trafficking. I support PETA and Greenpeace. I support The Artists Project, artists helping artists.
What do you think of Social Media as you are a huge influencer in this category?
Social Media is a tool. I use it to spread kindness and positivity. I use it to connect with my fans. I don’t think Social Media should be used to cast talent based on numbers.
Where we can follow you?
Book: How to Draw Anime
Quote: You are restrained only by the walls in the box you build yourself.
Movie: Home Alone
Tv Series: Stranger Things
Favorite Food: Rigatoni with meat sauce Travel Destination: Hawaii
Sports Team: Chargers
Photo Credit: Tonya Warren