Shanee Edwards
After receiving a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA's Theatre Department, Shanee began to pursue her dream of being an actress. Performing on both the stage and screen, she received the “Best Actress” award at HBO’s Aspen Comedy Arts Festival for the film Wilbur Falls in which she played the lead, opposite Danny Aiello. As passionate as she was about acting, Shanee yearned to create her own characters and give them exciting and meaningful stories to tell. This led her to complete a Master’s Degree in Screenwriting from the UCLA School of Film and Television. While at UCLA, Shanee received the Samuel Goldwyn Excellence in Screenwriting Award for her screenplay Enchantress of Numbers, which is now under option with Bruce Beresford attached to direct. Most recently, Shanee was hired to script a bio-pic about the scientist Charles Darwin and his wife Emma. She was thrilled to travel to England and spend time doing research at the Darwin home. In addition to acting and writing, Shanee spent six years working with at-risk teens in a non-profit organization called INSIDE OUT, whose focus is on using acting and playwriting to build self-esteem and develop skills to solve problems non-violently. Shanee’s ultimate goal is to write stories for film, television and the internet about strong, spirited women whose passion, humor and courage inspire us. It is through these women, she hopes to reflect our world and shape its future. Shanee Edwards was awarded a Screenwriting grant at UCLA in 2005 for Enchantress of Numbers