We had the good fortune of connecting with Mimi Torres and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mimi, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I decided to pursue an artistic career because it was the only path that I knew would lead to happiness & fulfilment for me. Performing is the one job I’ve had that has never felt like an obligation or chore. No matter how tired or overwhelmed I feel the second I walk onto a set or into a booth for a voiceover session I am immediately filled with an electric energy that makes whatever else I have going on wash away. While this career path has had its share of heartbreaks it is always worth it when I get the next email or call that I was right for a part and get to spend another day on set or in a booth doing what brings me true happiness. I knew making this decision to pursue this career would come with a lot of uncertainty but I have always been certain that I am on the path that is right for me. I just hope my journey is filled with many more fulfilling days doing the things I love the most.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As a voiceover artist, producer & actress I have worked in film, tv, commercials, web content and video games. I am most proud of my ability to adapt on the job and move between different jobs on set. I am always up for a challenge and love the feeling of a hard days work. I got where I am today with the support of my family and an amazing set of friends here in LA. I was lucky to have been given opportunities to learn and grow and I am so grateful for that. It has definitely not been and easy journey. Balancing 3-4 day jobs on top of auditions and bookings was my normal for many years but having people in my corner urging me to press on was invaluable. The greatest lesson I’ve learned is that it’s necessary to take breaks, to take time to clear your head and that those times of rest will make you a better artist. no one benefits from burnout. It’s a lesson I am still learning and practicing. I want the world to know that I am someone who will show up prepared and ready to work.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Some of my favorite places to take visiting guests in LA are Echo Park Lake for a stroll with a killer view, Blu Jam Cafe on Melrose for the cities best french toast, to see a film in the Cinerama Dome on Sunset and dinner and drinks at Mohawk Bend in Echo Park.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I owe so much of what I have achieved to Michael Laskin and the amazing group of actors, writers & directors he has brought together. Michael’s class has not only given me the confidence to walk into a booth and on set knowing I belong but has also given me a “home”. Through Michael Laskin’s studio I have met so many talented creatives that have grown to be collaborators & friends and for that I am forever grateful. Having a home base in a city this big is essential for success.
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