Julia Morizawa

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Julia Morizawa
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present

Julia Morizawa is an American actress of Japanese origin, writer and producer. She has performed in over 100 film, television, theatre and internet productions throughout her career.[1] She is best known for playing Maya Stadi in the webseries Star Trek: Odyssey, S'Tal in Star Trek: Hidden Frontier, and the voice of Dr. Bright in the podcast The Bright Sessions. Her most notable credit as a writer is the book Memoirs of a Wannabe Sex Addict, a compilation of short erotic stories published by Fanny Press. [2]

Career Highlights[edit]

Julia is probably best known for her recurring roles in the webseries Star Trek: Odyssey and Star Trek: Hidden Frontier, and the lead role of Dr. Bright in the fictional narrative podcast The Bright Sessions (ranked one of the best podcasts of 2016 by iTunes,[3] Wired,[4] IndieWire[5] and Popular Science;[6] winner of Best Actress in a Leading Role, 2016 AudioVerse Awards[7]). Her resume also includes the feature films Judas Kiss (rated as one of the must-see LGBT films of 2011)[8] and Tied Up (for which she was awarded Best Supporting Actress at the Denver Underground Film Festival);[9] the title role in East West Players' production of Masha No Home; TV's Lewis Black's The Root of All Evil; and the webseries Frontier Guard. From its beginning, she has provided the introduction to The Amelia Project podcast. [10]

Original Projects[edit]

Julia has also written, produced and starred in her own original projects JesusCat (or How I Accidentally Joined a Cult) (feature film), Twenty-Two (stage play) and Sin & Lyle (short film). JesusCat (or How I Accidentally Joined a Cult) is a feature-length improvisational mockumentary about a vlogger, a cat, a cult, and the second-coming of Jesus Christ.[11] It was awarded Best Comedy Feature at the Asians On Film Festival in 2014 [12] and the Movie Heroes Rising Star Award at the Action On Film Festival in 2013.[13] Twenty-Two, a stage play about cocaine addiction, premiered at the Knightsbridge Theatre in 2010. LA Theatre Review stated, "Well, if art is supposed to imitate life, Twenty Two has accomplished its mission. The characters are totally believable, the dialogue is as natural as it gets and the acting overall is amazingly realistic."[14] Sin & Lyle, a short film tackling the subject of suicide and depression, earned Julia a Best Female Filmmaker nomination at the Action on Film International Film Festival in Long Beach in 2007.[15]

In addition, Julia's first book, Memoirs of a Wannabe Sex Addict, a collection of short erotic stories, has earned rave reviews. Erotica Revealed stated, "Morizawa is a first-rate writer. The quality of the writing blends literate prose with an accessible style that few authors can manage."[16] And Sacramento Book Review stated, "Morizawa's debut collection of erotica is an impressive read with an array of identifiable characters connecting to the darker side of the feminine."[17]

Films(partial list)[18][edit]

  • How We Roll (feature film, 2017)
  • Galactic Galaxy (web series, 2017)
  • Blade of Honor (TV series, 2017)
  • Within the Wires (Podcast, 2017, guest role)
  • The Bright Sessions (podcast, 2016)
  • Five Ways to Say Goodbye (short film, 2016)
  • Scream at the Devil (feature film, 2015)
  • Revenge of the Flower Gang (short film, 2015)
  • Mira (short film, 2015)
  • Just Us Guys (web series, 2014-2015)
  • Without Annette (play, 2014)
  • JesusCat (or How I Accidentally Joined a Cult) (feature film, 2013)
  • Dr. Who, What and Where (play, 2013)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (play, 2012)
  • Judas Kiss (feature film, 2011)
  • Try Again (short film, 2011)
  • Star Trek: Odyssey (web series, 2007-2011)
  • Paradise (short film, 2010)
  • Frontier Guard (web series, 2010-2011)
  • Macbeezy: the Macbeth Hip-Hopera (play, 2010)
  • Romeo & Juliet: a Disco Drag Farce (play, 2010)
  • Twenty-Two (play, 2010)
  • Lewis Black's the Root of All Evil (TV, 2008)
  • Blood & Sex Nightmare (feature film, 2008)
  • Star Trek: Operation Beta Shield (feature film, 2008)
  • Star Trek: Hidden Frontier (web series, 2003-2007)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (play, 2007)
  • Diary of a Catholic School Dropout (play, 2007)
  • The Silver Dragon (short film, 2006)
  • Sin & Lyle (short film, 2006)
  • Late Night (feature film, 2005)
  • Tied Up (feature film, 2004)
  • Masha No Home (play, 2003)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV, 2003)
  • ER (TV, 2003)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.juliamorizawa.com, Official Website.
  2. ^ "Memoirs of a Wannabe Sex Addict | Fanny Press". fannypress.com. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  3. ^ "We've been named one of iTunes' Best Podcasts of... -". thebrightsessions. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  4. ^ "The 10 Greatest Podcasts of 2016—From Conspiracies to Digital Revenge". WIRED. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  5. ^ Greene, Steve. "The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2016 | IndieWire". www.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  6. ^ "The best science fiction podcasts of 2016". Popular Science. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  7. ^ "2016 Winners - The Audio Verse Awards". The Audio Verse Awards. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  8. ^ "Making the Lists", www.judaskissmovie.com, dated July 5, 2011.
  9. ^ IMDB, IMDB Awards Page.
  10. ^ "Artists". The Amelia Project. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  11. ^ "JesusCat" official website
  12. ^ Asians On Film Festival website Archived 2015-04-03 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Action On Film Festival website
  14. ^ Twenty-Two at the Knightsbridge Theatre, by Joel Elkins, dated January 15, 2010.
  15. ^ Action on Film International Film Festival Archived 2011-01-02 at the Wayback Machine, 2007 Festival Winners.
  16. ^ Erotica Revealed, by Ashley Lister.
  17. ^ Sacramento Book Review Archived 2010-11-30 at the Wayback Machine by Axie Barclay.
  18. ^ "Julia Morizawa". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-03-10.