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Jasmine Leyva

Actor | Director | Instructor | Screenwriter

Biography

Jasmine Leyva is a filmmaker and actress based in Los Angeles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in TV, Film and Media and a Masters of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from California State University (Northridge), where she taught undergrad screenwriting.  She was the recipient of the 2019 ISA Hollywood Writer Award and the grand prize winner of the 2019 WeScreenplay competition.  Leyva worked as an Associate Producer on the NAACP Award winning docu-series, Unsung, and was subsequently a writer and producer for Being, a docuseries highlighting dynamic entertainers in film and music. Leyva was also an Associate Producer for a variety of unscripted television. In front of the camera, Leyva has appeared in commercials and print ads for major brands including American Express, Apple, BlackPeopleMeet.com, Credit Sesame, Diesel, Elle Magazine, Michelle Watches, Uber, and more. She also starred in the Lifetime the show, My Crazy Ex, along with other TV projects. In 2019, Jasmine and Kenny Leyva released their own feature-length documentary, The Invisible Vegan, a film that chronicles Jasmine’s personal experience with plant-based eating.  The film also explains how plant-based eating is directly linked to African roots and how African-American eating habits have been debased by a chain of oppression stemming from slavery, economic inequality, and modern agribusiness. The film has received a wealth of acclaim, including recognition for US Senator, Cory Booker.

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California State University, Northridge
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Jasmine Leyva

Actor | Director | Instructor | Screenwriter

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