Philana Mia is an American stage and film actress known for Whaling City, winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award and Feature Film Production Grant. A versatile performer, critics have described her as being "nuanced and energetic", "alternating effortlessly between her character’s comedic and serious moments." An award winning and published playwright herself (Cold Feet, Patrick and Gwen, & The Waiting Room), she is also the co-founder of Morton Street Productions, creator of the pop culture web series "What I Learned From...".
Mia is originally from Lincoln, Massachusetts. Her father is of Polish descent and her mother is of
Italian ancestry. So naturally her parents named her Philana which means "lover of mankind" in Greek. She succeeds in this most days. She's a lover of dogs, still thinks My So Called Life deserved a second season, is an avid runner, and loves calling Los Angeles her new home.