Pronounced "Guh (as in "Garage") - MEE - Luh
Taking a non-typical route to her acting career, Gameela began in theater after being laid off from her job in advertising, while she was finishing her college degree part-time. While deciding to go to school full-time to complete her degree, she took a risk and auditioned for Twelfth Night at the college she was attending, having always wanted to be a professional actor since childhood. She got cast as Maria, found her first acting teacher Mary Boyer and never looked back.
After numerous theater gigs, she moved into on-camera acting via commercials, having done various regional, national and national network spots. Meanwhile, Gameela continued her acting training with Terry Schreiber, the late Wynn Handman and then had the fortune to keep hearing about this amazing on-camera teacher - Bob Krakower, whom she has studied with ever since.
Gameela has been able to call herself a "working actor" for over 20 years, performing in films such as The Comedian, Tully, and John Wick and television shows like The Equalizer, Blue Bloods, She's Gotta Have It, Bull and more.
Recently, she has made her way back to theater in such productions as Craig Lucas' "I Was Most Alive With You" at Playwright's Horizons and "Eve's Song" at The Public.
In addition, Gameela is now one of Bob Krakower's Associate On-Camera coaches, while still working in commercials and film and television (Billions, The Sinner, The Endgame).
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After studying with renowned acting teacher Bob Krakower for most of her acting career, Bob asked Gameela in 2017 to be one of his associate on-camera acting coaches. After picking herself off the floor, Gameela said yes and began coaching actors under Bob's mentorship.
Having over 20 years experience not only in various areas of acting (TV/film, commercials, theater, voice-overs), Gameela also has real-life experience from actually being on the set, auditioning and the realities of the acting business - which are not often taught, but hard-earned through experience. By imparting her knowledge and experience, Gameela hopes to help other actors excel in their careers, to have "an easier time of it" and have fun along the way.