Blaine Morris is a bisexual Puerto Rican actress, director, writer, producer, and graduate of Columbia University BA '19 Film Studies Magna Cum Laude focused on creating diverse female driven stories. She is currently attending USC for her MFA in directing as a George Lucas and John H. Mitchell Scholar.
She made a powerful entrance on the scene with a recurring role on MTV’s controversial show Skins after catching the eye of creator/showrunner Bryan Elsey as part of the writing advisory team. Morris played lesbian ‘Betty Nardone,’ the love interest of ‘Tea’ (Sofia Black D’Elia) in the remake of the original UK version of the same title. A New Jersey native, Morris studied with renowned acting coaches Sheila Gray and Anthony Abeson and has appeared in several TV shows and Master of None, The Following, Deception, and national commercials for Verizon Fios, Subway, Chipotle and more.
She received an Associates in Arts: Theater with honors and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She then attended Columbia University as a film major where she produced, directed, wrote, edited, and acted in the Youtube Channel "Girlrilla Cinema" with fellow classmate and actress Gracie Gilliam, was part of DKA Cinematic Professional Fraternity, CU Sketch Show, and curated the on campus cinema.
She has directed, written, edited, and produced short films which have exhibited at the American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Official Latino Film Festival, NY Shorts International Film Festival, Female Filmmakers Fuse and others. She is a 3 time recipient of the NALIP Emerging Content Creator scholarship and was a development intern for Quebrada Entertainment and Assemble Media. She was a participant in PITCHNY run by Governor Cuomo’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and NBCUniversal.
She is in post-production for a feature film “Anne, With Love” which she wrote, produced and starred in featuring Mena Suvari, Adriana Barraza and Danielle Harris. She was the assistant to Academy Award nominated writer/director Charles Shyer for the Netflix feature film “The Noel Diary” and is associate producer for the feature film “The Grotto” directed by Joanna Gleason in association with T42 Entertainment.
She is a Women in Film actor/content creator mentee with “Good Trouble” showrunner Joanna Johnson as her mentor, whom she director shadowed on the Season 4 finale. Morris is a member of WOCU, Women in Media, NYWIFT, and the Chicana Director’s Initiative. She is repped by Modern Artists Entertainment.
When Blaine isn't working on film projects you can usually find her backpacking somewhere in the world having traveled to over 19 countries!