Actor | Director | Musician | Photographer
Renee Faia | Biography
Accomplished film and television actor. Voice over artist. Lead singer of The Mazarines. Director, photographer, creator/designer of Stellina (a collection of sleepwear/loungewear) and entrepreneur.
Renee Faia’s distinctive voice can be heard in numerous commercials for brands like Apple, Disney, Levi’s, Clear Mobile, and Starbucks. On screen film and television credits include Disney’s Where The Red Fern Grows, High Roller, And The Beat Goes On: The Sonny & Cher Story, Private Practice, Free Agents, Everybody Loves Raymond, ER, and Seinfeld.
Most recently, Renee worked with Werner Herzog on his upcoming film, Queen of the Desert.
Renee was born and raised in Bedford, Ohio. After receiving a scholarship to Columbus College of Art & Design, Renee began to study painting and clothing design. Soon after, she headed to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a costume illustrator. While working several years for Castle Rock Entertainment, first in television, as costume stylist and then in film, as an art department coordinator, Renee simultaneously began to study acting. She continued to work in various creative positions behind the scenes, including, set decorator, set designer, model-maker, make-up artist and photographer. Renee was about to start a career as an art director, when she decided to make a full turn toward acting. Her first film role was in, The American President, which Rob Reiner cast Renee in after working with her behind the scenes on, A Few Good Men.
Renee found her real breakthrough and first starring role when she was chosen from a nation-wide search to play “Cher”, a role that earned her critical acclaim, in the ABC, MOW, And The Beat Goes On: The Sonny & Cher Story. Renee was also cast opposite singer, Dave Matthews in Disney’s Where The Red Fern Grows, a feature film based on the popular children’s book.
Director, Neil Burger (Divergent) cast Renee in his first film, Interview With The Assassin, which was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards.
Renee was also the female lead opposite, Michael Imperioli (The Soprano’s) in High Roller, a film based on the true story of legendary poker champion, Stu “The Kid” Unger. High Roller received a Prism Festival Award as well as the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival.
Currently, Renee is recording new music with her band, The Mazarines.
Queen of the Desert – Actress (voice)2015Post-Prod
Ride – Reporter (voice)2014
The Lying Truth – Judge Fletcher2011$150K
In Time – Voice:EBO (uncredited)2011$40MM$38MM
Where the Red Fern Grows – Jenny Coleman2003
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story – Angela2003
Interview with the Assassin – Sharon Kobeleski2002$750K$47K
Offside (Short) – Art Director2001
Spoiler – China1998
Wishmaster – Insurance Assistant1997$5MM$16MM
Batman & Robin – Model Maker1997$125MM$107MM
Jingle All the Way – Special Design Consultant1996$60MM$61MM
Up Close & Personal – Art Department Coordinator1996$60MM$51MM
The American President – Lisa1995$62MM$65MM
Forget Paris – Art Department Coordinator1995$33MM
Boys on the Side – Art Department Coordinator1995$21MM$23MM
House Party 3 – Art Department Coordinator1994$19MM
Chaplin – Art Coordinator (uncredited)1992$31MM$9.5MM
A Few Good Men – Art Department Coordinator1992$40MM$141MM
City Slickers – Art Department Coordinator1991$27MM$124MM
Free Agents (TV Series) – Susan (1 episode, 2011)
No Ordinary Family (TV Series) – Sally Downs (1 episode, 2010)
10 Things I Hate About You (TV Series) –Pixie Krotch (1 episode, 2010)
Private Practice (TV Series) – Woman (1 episode, 2009)
Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) –Colleen (1 episode, 2001)
And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story (TV Movie) – Cher1999
ER (TV Series) – Brianna Thomas (1 episode, 1998)
Seinfeld (TV Series) – Alice (1 episode, 1995)
The Wonder Years (TV Series) – Peggy Kimball (1 episode, 1992)
Reggie’s Family & Friends (TV Series) – Carla Jenkins2010–
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (Video Game) – Karai (voice)2013
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (Video Game) – Esmeralda (voice) (version: English)2012
NCIS Video Game (Video Game) – Dr. Sofia Marks (voice)2011