“benita” is the Spanish word for blessed - I could not have been given a more fitting name at birth. Blessed with uncanny interests in nearly everything, a rebellious voice, and a tendency to be more of a natural beauty that borders on the hypnotic, the prodigy-turned-pro might well be some spice for the future of Germanys and Canadas acting world.
I was born and raised on what I call “das grüne Herz Deutschlands” in a bi-racial household and working-class neighborhood in Rudolstadt, Thüringen. Growing up in a Ethiopian-German home amid economically adverse circumstances & as a minority child, I have learned early lessons in the meaning of perseverance and moral character.
But even with a rock-solid fundament of love I’ve received by both my parents, school did not come easy to me, although not for any lack of intellectual acumen. I was both blessed and cursed with a highly intuitive learning style that often put me at odds with the traditional education system. However, the one pursuit that made sense to me from a very early age was acting.