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Renee Faia
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 GrowsHigh RollerAnd The Beat Goes On: The Sonny & Cher StoryPrivate PracticeFree AgentsEverybody Loves RaymondER, 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 Entertainmentfirst 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.

Primary photo for Queen of the Desert  Queen of the Desert  2015Post-Prod
Primary photo for Ride  Ride  2014
Primary photo for The Lying Truth  The Lying Truth  2011$150K
Primary photo for In Time  In Time  2011$40MM$38MM
Primary photo for Where the Red Fern Grows  Where the Red Fern Grows  2003
Primary photo for High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story  High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story  2003
Primary photo for Interview with the Assassin  Interview with the Assassin  2002$750K$47K
Primary photo for Offside  Offside (Short)  2001
Primary photo for Spoiler  Spoiler  1998
Primary photo for Wishmaster  Wishmaster  1997$5MM$16MM
Primary photo for Batman & Robin  Batman & Robin  1997$125MM$107MM
Primary photo for Jingle All the Way  Jingle All the Way  1996$60MM$61MM
Primary photo for Up Close & Personal  Up Close & Personal  1996$60MM$51MM
Primary photo for The American President  The American President  1995$62MM$65MM
Primary photo for Forget Paris  Forget Paris  1995$33MM
Primary photo for Boys on the Side  Boys on the Side  1995$21MM$23MM
Primary photo for House Party 3  House Party 3  1994$19MM
Primary photo for Chaplin  Chaplin  1992$31MM$9.5MM
Primary photo for A Few Good Men  A Few Good Men  1992$40MM$141MM
Primary photo for City Slickers  City Slickers  1991$27MM$124MM
Primary photo for Free Agents  Free Agents (TV Series)  
Primary photo for No Ordinary Family  No Ordinary Family (TV Series)  
Primary photo for 10 Things I Hate About You  10 Things I Hate About You (TV Series) 
Primary photo for Private Practice  Private Practice (TV Series)  
Primary photo for Everybody Loves Raymond  Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) 
Primary photo for And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story  And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story (TV Movie)  1999
Primary photo for ER  ER (TV Series)  
Primary photo for Seinfeld  Seinfeld (TV Series)  
Primary photo for The Wonder Years  The Wonder Years (TV Series)  
Primary photo for Reggie's Family & Friends  Reggie’s Family & Friends (TV Series)  2010– 
Primary photo for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (Video Game)  2013
Primary photo for Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance  Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (Video Game)  2012
Primary photo for NCIS Video Game  NCIS Video Game (Video Game)  2011