Essence Wallace is a Jackson, MS native and was born February 21, 1992. She began working as an actress at the age of 7, after having the opportunity to be a lead in her first play. Essence graduated from Murrah High School (APAC Performing Arts) in 2010, and went on to further her studies in Drama at Spelman College. Essence later transferred and graduated from UCLA (Acting For Film and Television) in 2013.
After completing her studies at UCLA, Essence felt led to pursue a place in the industry from a different angle. She discovered that each of her life's experiences reflected her innate ability to create and lead. Moreover, God had been strategically using her experiences to reveal His purpose for her life: to tell stories that inspire and provoke change.
Essence accepted the call to produce and established The Chosen Productions in 2014 as a full service production company, specializing in film, television, and new media. Essence believes that God has predestined her to be an oracle and storyteller; she is excited to use her love for film and television to be the change she wishes to see in the world.
Essence has spent the last few years working in production for film/TV. She remains passionate about her gift as an actress, and has had the privilege to star in multiple plays, commercials, and films. Her latest feature is in the upcoming Lawrence Sher film, Bastards, which is scheduled to be theatrically released in theaters December (2017). She has also enjoyed working behind the scenes with companies like Tyler Perry Studios, NBCUniversal, Warner Bros., Oxygen, OWN, Steve Harvey Inc., BET, Viacom, Nina Holiday Ent., and Grace Hill Media. She truly desires to globally impact the film industry, and believes wholeheartedly that a new light in entertainment/media is on the horizon. Her ultimate mission is to develop a home for the film and entertainment industry in the state of Mississippi, offering educational and creative opportunities for other artists like herself.
"Acting is my GIFT; Producing is my PURPOSE" - Essence Wallace