About Tess La Bella
Tess La Bella is a Sag-Aftra award-winning voice-over artist, actor, comic, producer and children’s book co-author (pub. 2021). 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.
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 voice-over with her passion for children’s literacy. She’s engaged children for decades by leading voice-over workshops and performing for schools and youth groups, personifying everyone from Mrs. Claus to the big bad wolf.
As a Jersey Italian, Tess can generally be found with one hand on the studio mic and the other stirin’ the Sunday gravy. While she’s cooked alongside international chefs, Nonnie, as she is known by her grandchildren, is famous for her white pasta fagioli and never met a meatball she didn’t like.
Tess lends her voice to non-profits such as The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook/Legend’s Radio and is a second-term Miami Sag-Aftra board member and convention delegate. She has been recognized with Comedienne of the Year and Outstanding Mentor awards by Women in the Arts Miami and was honored by Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County as one of 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County. Tess lives in South Florida with her beloved husband, Dr. Freddi Lovitz
The face behind the voice