About Tess La Bella

Bio:

Tess La Bella is a SAG-AFTRA voice actor, character actor, comic, and author. Her original character, Selma Blingowitz, was developed for a sitcom pilot, co-hosted a radio show and fronted a multi-media campaign for a South Florida casino. She’s done voice work for Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco podcast as well as SiriusXM holiday spots. Tess considers her role in the Gil Green-written and directed short film, “Who is Lou Gehrig?” a career highlight. The critically acclaimed, inspiring film raised considerable awareness about the mental and physical struggles of ALS. 

Through live theater, storytelling and teaching, Tess has long combined her love of animation and voice acting with her passion for children’s literacy by leading voice acting workshops and performing for schools and youth groups. She is the co-author of Merry Witchmas, a picture book applauded by Kirkus Reviews as “a clever dizzying mash-up of Halloween and Christmas…fun and engaging.”  

As a Jersey Italian, Tess can often be found with one hand on the studio mic and the other stirin’ the Sunday gravy. While she’s cooked and co-hosted a cooking show pilot alongside a critically acclaimed chef, she’s best known as Nonnie by her grandchildren and is famous for her white pasta fagioli and never met a meatball she didn’t like. 

Tess has lent her voice to non-profits such as The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook/Legend’s Radio and was a two-term Miami SAG-AFTRA board member and convention delegate. She was recognized with Comedienne of the Year and Outstanding Mentor awards by Women in the Arts Miami and was honored by Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County as one of 100 Outstanding Women. Tess lives in South Florida with her beloved husband, Dr. Freddi Lovitz. Tess’ Christmas cookies are famous throughout Jersey and South Florida.

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