Miz Mora has appeared on True Detective, Impress Me, Lopez, and Castle, among others, as well as in several national commercials and independent films. She has an extensive theatre resume, having received four Helen Hayes nominations, and she has performed with companies including Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth, the Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, and Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Known for her original storytelling and compositions as well as her interpretations of standards, Miz Mora’s critically acclaimed one-woman show, Einstein’s Girl, has played to sold-out houses on both coasts. She is a third-generation jazz musician and frequently appears with her father, guitarist Rick Chinisci. She is signed to Modern Songbook Records, which released Einstein’s Girl, The Album in 2013. Her latest album, Gia Mora Sings Charlie Barnett, was released in 2015.
At age 19, Miz Mora graduated summa cum laude, with departmental honors in Screenwriting/Playwriting, from the University of Colorado. In 2009, she received a diploma in Italian Language and Culture from the University of Pisa. She has also studied at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles and the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver.
When she’s not working, Miz Mora is a “wannabe theoretical physicist,” promoting the integration of arts and sciences and championing science literacy with the screen sirens for science, Scirens. She also serves on the board of the SoCal Science Café. Miz Mora loves debating politics, chatting green living, and snuggling her two adopted kitties.
Fun fact: Miz Mora designed our website!
Why I Love Science
When we seek to understand the world around us, we become partners in understanding the story of how we came to be right here, right now, this moment, hurling perhaps unnoticed, through time and space on this tiny little rock we call home. Carl Sagan wrote, “In all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.” So share your joy and curiosity with everyone you meet. That’s what makes life worth living.