It would be an overkill to describe Mia Serafino as an A-list actress. Not taking anything away from her talent, but the actress whose best-known works include her time on the comedy show Crowded, her role as Emma in the movie Electric Love, and Ali in James Franco’s Zeroville, still has a long way to go. She would have to put in more work to qualify to be named alongside high-profile thespians like Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, and Natalie Portman, or even others from her hometown like Chante Adams and Maureen Anderman.
Mia can take consolation from the fact that a few popular actresses today gained fame after they turned 40 years old. Such a list includes people like the Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards-winning Viola Davis, the very hilarious Melissa McCarthy, and SNL alum Leslie Jones. Mia is just 32 years old so she has time on her side. Her pretty face and a little more hard work would get her where she wants to be.
Mia Serafino is a Native of Detroit Michigan
Detroit, a city recognized as the home of the American automotive industry, is where Mia Serafino comes from. While it is not clear if her parents worked in any of the factories in the town as most people who lived in Detroit in the 80s did, the actress revealed via a 2016 Tweet that her father was once a drummer. She has failed to provide further clarification on whether this was a full-time job or just a hobby. More so, details of what her mother did for a living are not public knowledge.
What is, however, known is that Mia was raised alongside her brother and that she was a supporter of the Detroit Red Wings who won two Stanley Cups in the 90s, and two more in the 2000s. A parallel line can be drawn from her love for ice hockey to her decision to be trained as a figure skater, something she initially wanted to do professionally when she grew up.
She Grew An Interest in Acting As A Child
Mia Serafino is reported to have originally wanted to become a figure skater. Her love for skating later gave way to acting after she watched The Wizard of Oz. She would go on to start acting as a child, appearing in a few local theatre productions.
To put herself in a better position to further hone her craft and land bigger roles, Mia signed to a local agent who helped her land roles in commercials in her hometown. The actress has said that she would not have had the courage to pursue acting fully if not for the encouragement she received from her high school theatre teacher who noticed her acting talent early.
After high school, the young lady moved to Chicago to study Musical Theatre. When she was done, she moved to the movie capital of the world, Los Angeles, California, in hopes of fully launching her acting career. Mia Serafino is reported to have taken up different roles during this time, including working as a stand-in for some big-name actresses. During one of such gigs on the set of the movie Real Steel, she got the opportunity to kiss Hugh Jackman. The actress described the experience as one she will not forget in a hurry.
All The Movies and TV Shows Mia Serafino Has Appeared In
Mia Serafino’s acting career fully kicked off in 2009 when she was in her first year of college. She played the role of Rebecca Brown in The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations, a movie that was shot in her hometown of Detroit. In her first big-time role, she got to work alongside the likes of Sarah Habel, Chris Carmack, Rachel Miner, and Melissa Jones.
Subsequently, Mia who would become a certified member of the Screen Actors Guild bagged small roles and made guest appearances in projects like 90210 (2012), Hitchcock (2012), Bukowski (2013), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), and Saving Mr. Banks (2013). Between 2014 and 2016, she appeared in movies and TV shows like A Lesson in Romance (2014), Secrets of a Psychopath (2015), Franklin & Bash, NCIS: Los Angeles, Shameless, Scorpion, and Your Family or Mine. Her most notable role in that time frame came in 2016 on the TV series by James Burrows titled Crowded where she appeared as Stella Moore. She appeared alongside actors and actresses like Patrick Warburton, Miranda Cosgrove, and Carrie Preston among others. Crowded is about three adult daughters who do not want to leave home but want to stay with their parents.
Following her time on Crowded, Mia appeared in other projects like All at Once, The Labyrinth, and Young & Hungry. These projects came before her outstanding performance in the 2018 romantic comedy by Aaron Fradkin titled Electric Love. The actress played the lead character of Emma. The movie, which featured other actors like Erik Griffin and Zachary Mooren, served as an evaluation of the Los Angeles contemporary dating scene through the use of popular dating apps. Her most recent projects are Zeroville (2019) and Smiley Face Killers (2020).
List of Her Movies and TV Shows
- The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)
- Shameless (2011)
- 90210 (2012)
- Hitchcock (2012)
- Bukowski (2013)
- Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
- Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
- A Lesson in Romance (2014)
- Secrets of a Psychopath (2015)
- Franklin & Bash
- NCIS: Los Angeles
- Your Family or Mine
- Crowded (2016)
- Electric Love (2018)
- Zeroville (2019)
- Smiley Face Killers (2020)