We had the good fortune of connecting with Chloé Malaisé and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Chloé, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
My mother is from Paraguay, and my dad is from France. I was born in Paraguay and my sister Arami was born in France. We moved to Chile right after I was born and I grew up there until I moved to the US at the age of 8. For a long time, nowhere felt like “home.” When my sister and I would visit Paraguay every year, they’d say “the yankees have arrived.” In France we were the Americans, and in America we most certainly weren’t Americans, even after I got my US Citizenship 15 years after living in the states.

For a while this lead to a bit of an identity crisis; but in time I learned to embrace my journey and background as a whole. I’ve accepted that perhaps I don’t have to be from a single place; instead, I can be a “citizen of the world”, as corny as that sounds.

My background has driven my desire to travel the world and experience different cultures. Doing so I’ve seen that while many countries – even small towns – have different foods, languages, customs etc, at our very core we all cherish the same principles around the world: the importance of family, friends, love and health.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I live in Los Angeles as an actor, both on screen, on stage, and behind the mic. I recently delved into the world of video game MOCAP (motion capture) and it is a dream come true!!

It’s been a long journey as an actor, and one I’ve known I wanted to embark on for quite some time now…

In the 7th grade, I took a trip to NYC with my school’s Drama Club. As I sat in the audience watching Mary Poppins on Broadway, it hit me: “these people are getting PAID to do what I LOVE!” It dawned on me that this was a career option, and I never let it go. I moved to NYC after high school to study musical theatre, and after 5 years in the Big Apple and 3 years being a bigger fish in a smaller pond called Miami, I moved to Los Angeles in 2019.

I am also blessed to be on this journey alongside my sister, Arami. We moved to NYC together, back to Miami together, and finally to Los Angeles together. This year we created our own company: Sister Alchemy LLC as an umbrella for all our entertainment work (as musicians as well as actors).

Although I’m living my dream of being a full-time actor, the journey is not always easy.

I think the biggest challenge – at least for me – is psychological. It can be tough avoiding the comparison game after seeing other people book Co-Star TV roles, principal national union commercials (no matter how genuinely happy I am for them!).

After doing 6,354,103,851 auditions, getting past the questions that inevitably arise every once in a while is a bit of an obstacle: “Am I good enough?” “Am I doing something wrong?” “Am I cut out for this?” Etc etc etc.

For this challenge I resort to a quote by Baz Lurhmann: “The race is long but in the end, it’s only with yourself.”

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m a big foodie and I love finding good restaurants in the area. My fiancé and I have a fun ritual of seeing a show at the dolby theatre, parking at the theatre and walking over to L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele for a pre-show dinner. Añejo Cantina and Grill in Sherman Oaks has a wonderful outdoor seating area and delicious margaritas, and the Front Yard in Studio City has a great happy hour. Other than food, I love spending time at the Getty Museum where you only have to pay for parking! Also, I personally feel that the Santa Monica pier is a classic must-see for anyone visiting Los Angeles for the first time.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My parents have been a monumental cornerstone in any and every success I have achieved. They have always believed in me and cheered me on in my endeavors to pursue a career as an actor. Mama & papa are my #1 fans. My sister Arami is my scene-partner-in-crime and I am blessed to be on this creative journey with her.

Additionally, much of who I am today is due to my “Mastermind,” my childhood friends of over 20 years that have pushed me to excel not only in my career but also my wellbeing. Thank you gang gang.

Last but most certainly not least, BIG shout out to my fiancé Yuri Rodriguez. You inspire me every single day. Thank you for believing in me.

Website: www.chloemalaise.com

Instagram: @chloe.malaise

Twitter: @cryptalchemy

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/chloemalaise

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