Multi-Talented & Energetic Filmmaker Adria Dawn Making Her Mark & Making A Change!

Multi-Talented & Energetic Filmmaker Adria Dawn Making Her Mark & Making A Change!

Adria Dawn is an award-winning actress and filmmaker. She is known for creating films making an impact on social change. Adria often directs, produces, writes and sometimes acts in these films. She was born on May 24 in  Champaign, Illinois, USA. She started out in the Hollywood industry as a Levi’s Model.

Adria was then cast in Ryan Murphy’s high school cult hit ‘Popular’ and earned great recognition for her role as April Tuna. She also received a nomination from June Magazine for “Gutsiest Woman on Television.”  Adria Dawn has also been seen on tv in Chicago Med. Adria Dawn has an extensive, always growing roster of television, film and TV credits.  She is a talented actress, known to make a striking impact on all her performances. Adria currently operates Tarleton/Dawn Productions with her husband and partner & award-winning filmmaker, David Tarleton.

Adria Dawn: Impeccable Films Released with a Great Impact on Social Change

Kids Matter

Adria Dawn Directs & Produces ‘Kids Matter: Inside the Minds of Tweens and Teens’ Revealing Media Group).

Adria Dawn Co-Producer, Writer, Lead Actor in Award-Winning Short ‘Karen‘

Karen is a short drama packed thriller. The film created by talented filmmaking duo David Tarleton and Adria Dawn is a Tarleton / Dawn Productions film. The film also stars actress Adria Dawn.

IMDB Describes the film as: ‘Set in modern day suburbia, a women calls the police on an unfamiliar Black man in her neighborhood. Shot during the pandemic, this film explores white privilege and that Black Lives Matter.’

Multi Award Alert Buzz: ‘Karen’ Won: 

Best Social Justice Film at The Arthouse Festival of Beverly Hills!

Best Human Rights Film at The Tokyo Shorts Film Festival!

Best Short Film at The Berlin Shorts Award!

Gray Area

IMDB Describes the film as ” Kate Gray struggles with a full-time career as a therapist, raising four young children, past personal traumas, and marriage. She tries to hold it all together, spiraling through the “gray area” of addiction and anxiety.”

The film is based on the memoir “My Self: An Autobiography of Survival,” by social worker and celeb mental health expert Kelly Kitley and has been adapted into a screenplay by Adria Dawn.

Gray Area is set to have its world premiere at The New York Socially Relevant Film Festival next month in March 2022.

Adria Dawn Talks Inspiration behind Acting:

I think that joy is a big part of my motivation as an actress.… I love being on set, in any capacity, and I try to always remember to keep my gratitude ready and on hand with any job I work on.  Also, my son is a big motivator for me. As one of his role models, I want him to see me working hard and putting it all out there to do my personal best.


3 Things You Didn’t Know About Actress Adria Dawn

(1) Adria Dawn is 5′ 7″.

(2) Her zodiac sign is a Gemini!

(3) Though she lived in LA for many years, Adria Dawn calls the midwest her home.

IN THE WORKS: Adria Dawn has her memoir in the works called  “Objects of Interest.” 



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