Carmela Corbett is an actress, writer and producer who sings. A dual citizen of the UK & USA, she grew up in London and went on to study acting at The Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City followed by The Juilliard School. She has performed on stage in major theatres in London’s West End and in both New York and Los Angeles. On-screen, she has appeared as Lola in the BBC series Undercover, and in the final season of the highly popular Mad Men.
In October 2020, Carmela wrote, produced and starred in the British drama short film, Her Majesty, executive produced by Pete Townshend and directed by Rebekah Fortune. The film premiered at the Oscar/BAFTA qualifying LA Shorts 2021 and is a selection of the BAFTA qualifying Norwich Film Festival in the UK. Most recently Carmela won a best actress award for her work in the film at both The Strasberg film festival and the Midlands Film Awards UK. The film won Best Drama Short from the New Renaissance Film festival and Best of the Fest from Strasberg festival 2022. Carmela’s stage play version of Her Majesty was recently shortlisted into the top 1% by the BBC writers room 2021 (“as close to contemporary as possible… a unique piece of writing that finds the best in people without being sentimental”).
In 2019 Carmela co-wrote, produced and starred in the pilot episode of DAUGHTERHOOD, a comedy set in Los Angeles and directed by Cecilia Albertini. It also features Evan Handler and Carolyn Hennesy and premiered at The HollyShorts Festival 2020. Her writing projects have been officially selected in numerous major international writing competitions such as the Academy Award Qualifying HollyShorts Screenwriting competition, Sundance New Voices Lab, ScreenCraft, Shore Scripts and Write LA.
Carmela is extremely passionate about supporting women who have experienced, or who are currently experiencing domestic abuse and she is a Women’s Aid Community Ambassador. She is currently working on a play dealing with this subject. She is the director of production company, Corbett Productions, and lives in New York City where she mentors and teaches emerging performers both privately and in a class setting. www.carmelacorbett.com