Gabriela Godinho-Moxon is a British actor and writer. Recent credits include Ruth in the feature film Oh No! Ivor the Dance King, and Leia in the short film TXEMA. Gabriela has also recently played the roles of Miranda in ‘The Dark Side’, and Edward and Lin in Caryl Churchill’s classic ‘Cloud 9’. Both plays were produced by the Network Theatre, Waterloo, London.
Gabriela began her journey of performing on stage at the tender age of 4yrs old, studying at ‘Gemini Dancers’, and then later at the ‘Sylvia Young Theatre School’.
Her initial desire to perform in theatre, encouraged Gabriela at an early age to develop her skills and become a ‘triple threat performer', celebrating her natural talent to act, sing and dance to a very high standard. Playing a variety of musical theatre roles in her teenage years at the Wimbledon High School from Jafar in Aladdin, and The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, to more classic acting roles such as Cecily in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’.
St Georges College, Surrey, brought some more challenging roles for Gabriela as she further pursued her love of acting with leading roles such as Maria Lvovna the communist in Gorky’s Summerfolk, and Medea in Euripides' Greek tragedy ‘ Medea. Whilst studying for her Bachelor of Arts in English at The University of Exeter, Gabriela was given a life changing opportunity to study acting in America.
Having just played the role of Putana in ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Gabriela was next offered the iconic role of Mrs. Robinson in Terry Johnson’s The Graduate which led her to winning a scholarship to study acting at the illustrious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. Whilst studying various acting styles and techniques including Stanislavsky and Meisner, Gabriela continued to land leading roles such as Georgie Elgin in the 1940s classic ‘The Country Girl’; and the role of liberal congressman Agatha Reed in ‘Goodbye, My Fancy’ before embodying the murderess Julia Farnsworth in the 1930s play ‘Heaven Can Wait’.
Happily based in London, Gabriela is delighted to be working in stage, television and film. When time allows, she is also greatly enjoys working on her immersive one woman show with her writing partner Swainley Whipps Eden-Entwistle.