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Paulina Bugembe-Kuwahara

Lecturer, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres


MFA, Film Directing, Chapman University
Diploma, Acting | Meisner Technique, Joanne Baron/DW Brown Studio


An actor and filmmaker, Paulina was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their acting training began at the Joanne Baron/DW Brown Studio in Santa Monica where they completed a 2-year Meisner Technique Conservatory program. They then auditioned for and were accepted into the inaugural class of the Los Angeles branch of the award-winning Identity School of Acting. Since then, they have appeared in several television shows including recurring roles on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and ABC's General Hospital. They also studied film directing and screenwriting at the Academy for Creative Media at University of Hawaii-Manoa and received a Master of Fine arts from Chapman University in Orange County. Their films have played at several festivals and won awards including at the BronzeLens Festival in Atlanta and the Pan African Film festival in Los Angeles.


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