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This is the user page of Migdia Chinea. I have an article on myself at Migdia Chinea Varela.

I am a Cuban American writer, director and actor -- the daughter of Cuban exiles, a prisoner-of-conscience father and teacher mother I was was raised in South Florida. I was the first Latina to join the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW). I founded the WGAW Latino Writers Committee, and chaired it for some years. I have written numerous screenplays for television and film in various genres, e.g., comedy, drama, action-adventure and science fiction. I was an awarded volunteer with The Little Girls of East Los Angeles for disadvantaged girl and and have taught creative writing.

I have been a panelist in more than twenty entertainment-related seminars and have been a published essayist/journalist, (e.g., Newsweek, Daily News, Los Angeles Times). I received the City of Los Angeles Human Relations' Award for Volunteer Work.

I graduated cum laude from UCLA in 1999 with a BA in Political Science/Pre-Law and Classical Civilization. I graduated summa cum laude with a UCLA MFA in Film 2012.

I have been choreographed in jazz and ballet by Doug Rivera since I was a teenager and continue to dance weekly.

On October 21, 1997, I testified before a Congressional Committee in Washington on the subject of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity -- Equal Pay for Equal Work in Hollywood [1].

I live in the Peterson House -- a historically-designated and registered Spanish Colonial Revival House in Glendale, California.

My Bacon number is 2: I was in Splash (1984) with Howard Morris (I) who was in End of the Line (1987) with Kevin Bacon. See this website for how to calculate this number.

Missing from Ucla notable