Mary gabrielle strause
Hello! Welcome! My name is Mary - your friendly neighborhood goof ball!
How's it going, friend?
My dear ladies and gentlemen, kitty cats, and kitten kaboodles alike - I'm Miss Mary Gabrielle Strause and I'm your friendly neighborhood Vagabond et Virtuosa and first class goof ball.
From the rural metropolis of Rio, Wisconsin (population 1053), I I grew up writing and illustrating my own books and creating with what ever random tools and technology I could get my hands on. On top of that, I sang in the shower, the choir, and on stage in roller skates! I also played alto-sax in band, wrote and drew cartoons for the school newspaper, placed in the different conference art shows, and was a four sport athlete! Being surrounded by my incredible family along the way, I was also well immersed in the family business at Hometown Pharmacies and traveling the world as a student ambassador for the state of Wisconsin as well as on my own! So far I've been to 13 countries and counting along with 30 states. Traveling has become my biggest passion and an aspiring lifestyle.
Then it was time for college. I originally intended on pursuing a degree in International Business and Marketing at UW-Madison, but after only a year there, fate found its way to me and brought me to film school in Downtown Los Angeles for a degree in Directing and Screenwriting, instead. At Studio School (once known as Relativity School R.I.P) I was able to delve into musical theater, dance, and directing both musicals and concept dance videos on top of writing and directing short films, writing feature films, TV pilots and series, and ending my college career writing and directing my own original movie-musical.
Now, after living in Los Angeles for four years and having experienced multiple facets of the entertainment industry, I'm 23 years old and excited to share with you my experience here and from all around the world along with my understandable obsession with corgis, love of all things Harry Potter, ghosts, witches, and Universal Studios, passion for fashion and truffle risotto, and my positively insane personality!
I can't wait to start this journey with you!!