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Georgina Tolentino is a Filipino European American actress and filmmaker. She will be starring as Victoria Manalo Draves in a feature-film biopic about the first woman to win two gold medals in Olympic diving at the 1948 London Games. Patrick Cunningham is co-producing, along with Loida Lewis and Eric Mark. Victoria Manalo Draves was half-Filipino and half-English American during racial segregation when interracial marriage was illegal in the United States. Tolentino has been training for two years in diving, gymnastics, and movement to prepare for the role.

Though she enjoys long walks on the beach with her make believe husband, she also enjoys painting, being fully addicted to Philz & Blue Bottle Coffee, not wearing pants, listening to Unqualified while stuck in traffic, reading real books not on ipads, and spending time with her friends who are real.

Early Life

Tolentino was born and raised in San Francisco, CA Filipino and European descent. Her father George Tolentino is of Filipino, Italian, and Native American ancestry, while her mother Ledivinia dela Cruz is of Filipino and Portuguese ancestry. Tolentino attended School of the Epiphany then Thurgood Marshall High School in the San Francisco Unified School District. Tolentino took acting classes in high school at the New Conservatory in San Francisco. At 19, she signed with a modeling and commercial agency while in college and would drive regularly to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara for auditions. She graduated at age 20 with a degree in Art History from UC Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in architecture and decided to pursue acting full time.

Career

Tolentino worked for Cunningham & Maybach Films, a prominent production company known for Descendants, Martha Marcy Mae Marlene, Starlet, and Mother of George. She then co-founded Icarus Film Studios with Eric Mark to develop and produce both independent and studio projects. She has appeared in major productions, including The Social Network and Glee. She has also appeared in Broadway Lofts, an independent film distributed on Amazon Video. She had a brief role on Funny or Die's 20s vs 30s, produced by Deep Eddy Vodka and Those Girls Productions. Tolentino will be starring as Victoria Manalo Draves in a feature-film biopic about the first woman to win two gold medals in Olympic diving at the 1948 London Games. Patrick Cunningham is co-producing, along with Loida Lewis and Eric Mark. Victoria Manalo Draves was half-Filipino and half-English American during racial segregation when interracial marriage was illegal in the United States. Tolentino has been training for two years in diving, gymnastics, and movement to prepare for the role.

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