Deadly Beauty: Horror’s Scream Queens and Rising Talent: Delawna McKinney
“My name is Delawna McKinney. I am 24 years old and am an actress/model. I have been in several amazing productions such as Elephants Grave Yard (George Brant), Metamorphosis (Mary Zimmerman), and recently finished the production The Women (Clare Boothe Luce). My goal is to further my career in acting by taking my talents to either San Francisco, Ca or Los Angeles, Ca. I love acting in plays and in front of the camera. My ultimate dream would be making trips, which I could afford, from each city every other weekend and being able to travel out of the state and/or the country for modeling and acting jobs.”*
Location: Home base for me is good ol’ Modesto, CA.… I wish sarcasm could be conveyed through text. None the less it is the place I have lived most of my life. I am hoping to move either to the bay area or down south. I would like to get out of the central valley and experience the many different life styles California has to offer. Here’s to hoping that summer of 2016 if a fresh chapter in my life.
How did you get into the industry?
I have always loved acting growing up. High school is where I took my first film class and instantly fell in love with the art form. I was lucky enough to have a laid back teacher who would let us do mostly anything as long as we ran it by him, of course, but for the most part he was very open to different projects. A lot of music videos and a green screen project with dolls and fish lines. The project turned out just as horrible as you can imagine. Especially since most of the doll house was green. Anyway, I guess my film teacher got me into Film, but it was Paul Ragsdale and Angie De Alba that got me into the industry. I started doing films with A & P Productions in 2012 were I was featured in the independent film L’Affare and loved my experience with them and have been acting with them ever since.
What Scream Queen inspired you most?
I wasn’t raised in a horror watching family. When I was young, my dad would pop in the VHS Tale’s of the Crypt or Eye’s on Fire, my mother would run out of the room and I usually would fallow. As I have grown in my experiences with acting I have started to appreciate the horror scene more, but still am a new comer to it and am open to growing in the field.
What are the next couple projects you are working on?
For summer 2015 with A & P Production I am staring as Mila in Streets of Vengeance. Mila is an ex-porn star who goes rogue after her so called beloved producer tried to have her killed and she compiles a band of sexy, ultra ass kicking, rage empowered chicks to wreak havoc on the scumbags with flaccid flesh between their legs.
Later in the year I will be in a play with a Modesto theatre company and working for Dell Osso’s Haunted House in October for the 3rd year in a row.
*Bio Info Courtesy of Delawana McKinney