Celina Jane Atangana
SAG - E Actor. Chicago,IL
Celina Jane Atangana was born in Chicago, IL to Evelyn Smith-Atangana and Alain Atangana. Her mother Evelyn was born and raised in Nigeria. Her father Alain was born in Cameroon and moved to France in his early teens. Celina is the first person in her family to be born in the United States and takes great pride in her African heritage.
Celina is adept at portraying a wide range of characters. She has booked roles ranging from a bank robber to a college roommate. Along with live-action, Celina also does voice-over. She has lent her voice to Spotify in addition to the hit animated pilot Total Drama Reunion, which garnered over 1.2 million views on YouTube in just three days during its initial release.
Celina began her training at the age of 12 at the International Performing Arts Academy. She has then gone on to study at Second City, Columbia College Chicago, New York Film Academy, with Coach Mike Pointer, and at the Acting Studio Chicago.
Recently, Celina has co-starred in the season 9 finale of 'Chicago P.D.'. This credit has earned her her SAG-Eligible status.
Celina likes to cosplay as her favorite characters at anime and comic conventions in her free time. She is writing a TV series and takes pole dancing classes every week. She looks forward to working in the next hit teen drama.
"If I'm not in character I'm not sure I'm really there... I want to live a hundred lives and be everywhere and fight against the infinitesimal time we have on this planet."