About Tess La Bella
Tess La Bella is an American SAG-AFTRA voiceover artist, character actress, comedienne and chef extraordinaire based in South Florida. A New Jersey native, her love of animation and imitation began in grade school when she voiced favorite cartoon characters. Tess quickly moved on to imitating the local personalities at her family’s historic inn – perfecting voices ranging from the grumpy chef to the three-pack-a-day cig voice of the hostess. (Oh by the way, Tess was still just 9 at the time).
Named Comedian of the Year (2016) and Outstanding Mentor (2017) by Women in the Arts Miami, Tess (as original character Selma Blingowitz) is the face of Calder Casino’s multi-media, multi-year advertising campaign. Tess and her acting partner, Thomas Falborn (as Sylvia McDougal), entertain as The Boca Sisters on Miami’s am 880 The Biz every Tuesday at 7 pm. The success of The Boca Sisters spurred “Codgers Cove,” a sitcom pilot being pitched by Tess, her husband Freddi Love and Thomas.
In a new venture, Tess brings her love of children’s books to Storytime With Tess – a You Tube channel launched with award-winning author, Petrell Marie Ozbay. Along with grade school cohost and vocalist, Reina Ozbay, the project promotes early reading and picture books through folksy fun and whimsy.
Tess has worked on several projects with Concord Films and served as the wardrobe assistant for Killer Island, Concord’s recent Lifetime Movie Network film. A voiceover coach at Kim Houston’s The Casting Gym, Tess has voiced advertising spots and training videos for corporations including AT&T U-Verse. Currently, she is the exclusive voice for Night Owl Security Systems in South Florida. Community theater credits include Ruth in “The Pirates of Penzance” and Poppy in “Noises Off.” Tess was the beloved sidekick and co-host of “All About This,” a live, unscripted internet radio show conceived by Tony Delvecchio, the late, internet radio pioneer and body guard to Frank Sinatra and Jilly Rizzo. Famous for her meatballs, Tess cooked alongside Chef Ian Sherlock, collaborating with the critically acclaimed, award-winning executive chef as he created “Chef Unplugged.”
Kristin Price – Voice coach
Bob Tracey – Voice training
Paul Liberti – Voice training
The face behind the voice