Manuela is a trilingual actor based in the traditional Coast Salish territories known as Vancouver. A Venezuelan-American raised in Canada with a passion for new, necessary storytelling, she works internationally with playwrights, directors and choreographers to develop projects for stage and screen. Past collaborators include rice&beans theatre, The Arts Club, Aluna Theatre, New Swan Shakespeare, Leviathan Lab, Classic Theatre of Harlem, Theatre In Asylum, The Vancouver Biennale, Music On Main, Leaky Heaven Circus, and The Hong Kong Dance Alliance. Most recently, Manuela made her Hallmark Channel debut as Lisa Bolster in Butlers In Love. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University in French & Theatre, and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Columbia University.