NerdRemix Horror Hottie of the Month-January 2012

Frances Manzo




Kingwood (Houston), TX



Selected Filmography:


Girl Scout Cookies, Dirty Magazines, Glee, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, One Day



Fave Horror Film:


Youíre making me choose ONE??? I never get tired of watching Rosemaryís Baby. Mia Farrowís performance is so sincere, and I donít think anyone else could have pulled off what she did.



Fave Musician/Band:


I have a few: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Interpol



Inspires Me:


Beauty. Not necessarily aesthetic beauty, but beauty from within. It sounds cheesy, but people who are selfless, courteous, and intelligent are beautiful to me. It inspires me to be a better person. Also, my family inspires me: everyone from my parents to my cousins are beautiful in their own way, and when we come together I canít help but feel inspired.



Makes Me Smile:


Seeing other people happy. Nothing makes me happier than seeing someone else enjoying life. Well, making money is a close second. Kidding! Haha!



Makes Me Want To Kill:


Ignorance masked by Self-Righteousness



My Horror Icon:


Jamie Lee-Curtis



I Would Re-Make:


Terror Train!



The New Year's Resolution I'll probably break in week is:


Make 10 million dollarsÖa girl can try though!



About Me and My Latest Project:



Originally from Houston, Texas, Frances moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. She has worked on various films, plays, commercials, tours and music videos. She studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and graduated from Loyola Marymount University in the top 4% of her class with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. For her starring role in the play, "Halo," Frances won the Maddy Award for Best Actress in 2008. As a professional dancer, she is trained in Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Salsa and partnering. A few of her credits include Britney Spears, Beyonce, "Hannah Montana", "Glee", "iCarly", and "The Fresh Beat Band".



Currently, Iím in the pre-production stage of the feature film Redlight Kate, a drama that I wrote. The film is about Kate, a young and beautiful runaway, who has made a meager living as a stripper in Los Angeles. Despite her innocent appearance, she carries a darker secret. With the help of her close friends, Kate tries to better her life and overcome her past, but first she must overcome the obstacle of being lost in a world of sex, drugs, and violence.



I have a great team so far. Reno Ministrelli and Megan Sacco are my producers, and so far my cast includes: Melanie Robel, Michael Emery, Marty Dew, Sam Qualiana, Monique Dupree, Reno Ministrelli, Shawn Phillips, and myself. We are still casting a few roles.



We are going to begin shooting in May/June. This is my first attempt at doing anything behind the camera, so I was a bit nervous and wasnít exactly sure as to how I was supposed to go about getting the project off its feet. Fortunately, just based on premise and cast alone, it got a lot of attention from the start. Iím still working on the final draft of the script, but everyone loves the story so far! Itís definitely taken on a life of its own, and I couldnít be happier. I just have this feeling that this movie is going to go really farÖnot just because I wrote it (haha thatís part of it), but because everyone involved truly believes in this project. Iím very excited to start shooting!