Malea McGuinness

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Malea McGuinness
Malea Los Angeles March 2018.jpg
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1997–present

Malea McGuinness (born Mary McGuinness; and known professionally as Malea) is an American film producer, actor, singer, songwriter, and musician.

McGuinness began her music career in opera,[1] receiving her degree in Opera Performance from the Manhattan School of Music.[2] She understudied and played the role of Tuptim in Broadway revival of The King and I at the Neil Simon Theatre.[3] In 2007, she moved to Los Angeles, where she continued to focus on songwriting, recording and performing music.[4] She also expanded her creative activities to include film work.

As a musician, McGuinness (under the name Malea) has recorded four albums and toured throughout the United States.[5] She is known for her 2014 single "Give", which reached the Billboard Top 20 Dance Club Songs chart in 2014.[6] In 2015, her song "One Hot Mess" went to number one on the Billboard Dance Club charts.[7]

She was Executive Producer of the short film Trump's America (2017), which won Best Screenplay by Peter Iliff at Malibu Film Festival (January 2018).[8][9] McGuinness also Executive Produced the film Modern American Artists (2017) which won Best Documentary at the 18th Hollywood Film Festival.[10]

Her acting roles include an on-screen performance in the 2018 biographic film Frank & Ava, about the lives of Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner [11]


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  2. ^ "gg_5". Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  3. ^ "Mary McGuinness". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  4. ^ Kawashima, Dale. "Malea McGuinness Named January "Best Vocalist Of The Month"". Singer Universe. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Malea". MTV. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Malea Shoots To The Top Of The US Billboard Dance Charts With 'One Hot Mess'". 14 May 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  7. ^ "ARTISTS / Malea". Billboard. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Trump's America" (2017). IMDB. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  9. ^ "19th Malibu Film Festival." Malibu Film Festival, 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Modern American Artists" (2017). IMDB. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  11. ^ Frank and Ava, retrieved 2018-09-10

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