Demi Mann Inspires others to turn their Dream Life into Real Life

British actress Demi Mann, who had a role in Skyfall and will be seen in Emergency LA and Starblessed as the lead, is using her success to promote diversity and women’s equality in Hollywood. Demi’s passion for diversity comes from her own multicultural background. “My heritage is Indian,” she explains, “and I was born and […]

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British actress Demi Mann, who had a role in Skyfall and will be seen in Emergency LA and Starblessed as the lead, is using her success to promote diversity and women’s equality in Hollywood. Demi’s passion for diversity comes from her own multicultural background. “My heritage is Indian,” she explains, “and I was born and brought up in London. It was a colorful upbringing, one filled with the idiosyncrasies of dual heritages, bizarre Indianisms, traditions, challenges, hard work and healthy dose of ambition.”

The road to becoming an actress was bumpy. Demi says, “A girl becoming an actress was forbidden in my culture. It was definitely not a career choice. The safer option would have been becoming a doctor. I encountered some pushback, but I just could not let go of my dream of becoming a Hollywood star.” Destiny took over and Mann was destined to become an actress.

Demi studied Media Studies and Biology and graduated from the University of the Arts London. She then took as many classes and workshops at one of the best schools in the world, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. 

Since being cast in Skyfall in 2012, Demi has had roles in Frank and Ava and will be seen as the lead in Astral Princess. She is getting to experience the industry from the inside out, and she is impressed by the changes it is undergoing.

“I definitely see more diversity today in terms of roles being given to women and to people of color,” she says, “so I couldn’t be happier about that. Because of platforms, such as Netflix, Amazon Studio, HBO, and Hulu, there’s more content being created to reach more households. Therefore, there are many more roles and opportunities, which is great for women. Demi becomes thoughtful as she thinks about how she wants to use her success to help other actresses and actors of color. “I want them to know that they can achieve their big dreams because of their culture, background, gender, or ethnicity, not despite it. I am doing that and am promoting leading roles being given to diverse women in the industry. Where I am today is a huge blessing, and I am full of gratitude. I am being considered for major leading roles in major studio films and television series, a big change from the past when people of my origin weren’t.”

Demi is inspiring others to follow their dreams, she is a successful actress who has over 125k followers on Instagram. She inspires others to turn their dream lives into reality. 

Demi laughs when she is asked about what roles she would like in the future. “Oh, far too many to count,” she says. I would say anything from Marvel or DC Comics to Oscar winning. I would just love to play a secret agent, a female James Bond or be a badass superhero”.

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