Actress and Producer Denise Gossett
A little more about Denise and her early life via her IMDb Biography:
Born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Denise Gossett came to Los Angeles after moving from Harrisburg, Illinois, to Wassau, Wisconsin, and living for a time in Orlando, Florida, with her parents and younger brother. Although Denise has always expressed an interest in acting, it wasn't until her senior year in high school that her interest truly piqued. After performing in the "Female Odd Couple", she auditioned for a scholarship towards schooling at SCC, which she was awarded. Denise immersed herself in theater, working behind the scenes as well as onstage. After receiving her Associate's Degree, Denise transferred to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, also having received a scholarship towards her studies.
Such dedication to the theater not only led to the furthering of Denise's education, but to other opportunities that would build upon her interest in acting. In 1991, she played the role of Lena Luthor during the fourth season of "The Adventures of Superboy". Upon moving to Los Angeles, a year after receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater, she immersed herself with Improv (taking classes at the famed Groundlings), acting classes and auditions, which led to working on commercials for Wal-Mart, Boeing, United Health Care, Secret Deodorant and Quicken Loans. Denise soon found herself working on Television in a variety of roles, appearing on such shows as "The Office", "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Samantha Who?", "Veronica Mars" and "Drake & Josh." Denise also has recurring and series regular roles on television series such as Nickelodeon's "Zoey 101" as Tipper Rivers, "HBO/Deadwood Mysteries", "The Great Imposter" (TV Pilot), "Fashion House" as well as the "M.O.W.'s: The Last Ride" (starring with Dennis Hopper) and "The Life of Tonya Harding."
After starring in the Horror Feature Film "Chain of Souls", Denise founded the Shriekfest Film Festival in Los Angeles.
"The time is going to go by anyway, why not do a little something every day to get you closer to your goals." Denise Gossett
Denise Sits Down in the Film Fan Hot Seat!
FF: At what age did you know you wanted to be an actor?
DG: I was very young, perhaps 5. It was just something I knew I always wanted to do.
FF: Where did you grow up and when was the last time you visited?
DG: I grew all over the place. I was born in Fort Bragg, NC, lived in Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida, and CA. I consider Orlando, Florida my home town because I grew up there from age 10 through college. I get back there often actually, I still have a lot of family there. The other places I can't remember the last time I was back.
FF: At the movie theater concessions stand. Which do you choose: soda, popcorn or candy?
DG: I don't drink soda, I will usually eat popcorn and some licorice. 🙂
FF: Movie rental kiosk/app. Which category do you select first: new release, action, horror, comedy or documentary?
DG: Well, because I produce a horror film festival & watch horror films all the time, I will usually pick a comedy.
FF: What are your top 5 favorite films of all time?
DG: That's hard...these are in no particular order. Grease, The Wizard of Oz, A Nightmare on Elm Street, E.T, Star Wars
FF: An actor or director whom you haven't worked with yet, but would like to on a future project.
DG: Steven Spielberg, he has done so many movies that I have just loved and it would be amazing to work with him.
FF: What projects are you currently working on?
DG: I had 2 movies in the theater in 2016 "I Saw the Light" with Tom Hiddleston and "When the Bough Breaks" with Morris Chestnut. I just shot "Collar", an extremely controversial film. My films "A Chestful of Blood" (a Western) and "Dirt Road to Lafayette" (a Drama) are both in post production and I am signed on to do 2 more that I can't chat about yet.
FF: Where can fans stay updated with you on Social Media?