MARIANA TOSCA starred in Christmas in the Clouds opposite Graham Greene, M. Emmet Walsh and Wes Studi. Her other film and television credits include: Masters of Sex, Parenthood, I Knew a Girl Named Hollywood, War, The Rites of Spring, So I Married an Axe Murderer, John Carpenter's Village of the Damned and The Doors.
Following up Equine Destiny, an award winning documentary about the mounting issues facing America's horses, which she co-produced and in which she stars, Mariana is currently co-producing Journey to Royal, a documentary which tells the story of Lt. Royal A. Stratton, a 22-year-old United States Army Air Corps rescue pilot who died heroically saving the lives of 9 airmen in the South Pacific during World War II.
For decades, Mariana has been at the forefront of social advocacy and founded the Los Angeles Homeless Coalition, which offered shelter, relief and skills training to the homeless population there. She sits on the Board of TheTenDollarClub.org, a non-profit organization which funds poverty alleviation projects around the world. To date, they have undertaken over 100 projects in 70 countries, providing lifechanging services for thousands of people in underdeveloped nations.
She proudly serves with Dr. Jane Goodall on the Advisory Council of Save the Chimps, the world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary which is home to hundreds of chimpanzees retired from the NASA space program, bio-medical research and the entertainment & pet trades. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of Rex & Friends Charitable Foundation, which provides music education and music therapy to people who are blind and/or autistic, ElephantVoices, a non-profit dedicated to the protection of elephants through conservation, advocacy, research and education, Born Free USA, a leading wildlife conservation group which campaigns to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity and to protect wildlife in their natural habitats, and DreamCatcher Wild Horse & Burro Sanctuary, which takes in previously rounded up and/or adopted wild horses and returns them to their natural wild state within a herd environment.
Tosca studied Acting at the American Conservatory Theatre and has served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance Repertory Company and Theatre East and is a member of Mensa International.
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