Blaine Morris is a bisexual Puerto Rican actress, director, writer, producer, and graduate of Columbia University BA '19 Film Studies Magna Cum Laude and USC for an MFA in directing as a George Lucas and John H. Mitchell Scholar. She is focused on creating diverse female and queer genre driven stories.
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 has directed, written, edited, and produced short films which have exhibited at NY Times Op Docs, Outfest, Slamdance Film Festival, the American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival and others as well as, have won DGA Student Jury Awards and have been nominated for a College Television Award. 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.
Her feature film “Dark Obsession” which she wrote, produced and starred in featuring Mena Suvari, Adriana Barraza and Danielle Harris, just closed a deal for distribution. She was the assistant to Academy Award nominated writer/director Charles Shyer for the Netflix feature film “The Noel Diary” which was #1 on Netflix and is associate producer for the feature film “The Grotto” directed by Joanna Gleason in association with T42 Entertainment which won Best Narrative Feature Premiere at Heartland International Film Festival.
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 WIF, 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!