We had the good fortune of connecting with Marili Kateri and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Marili, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
“Fake it ’til you make it.” I truly understand that this piece of advice has encouraged many people thru challenging times. I also understand that everything is relative! However, I rarely if ever go by this advice. It’s not worth the risk of embarrassment if ever called out on it. I always felt it harder to fake being something other than your authentic self. We all have beautiful gifts, talents and essences that are unique and special. I think everyone should feel empowered to be the best version of themselves, always.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Professionally I’m a film actress. I play public defender Stephanie Soltero in “SAFETY” directed by Reggie Hudlin, now streaming on DisneyPlus. https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/movie/safety

In the mystery/thriller indie “Mediator” I play officer Simmons, directed by Cas Sigers-Beedles, written by Maggie Bush and produced by E-Tre Productions. http://mediatorfilm.com/
I also star in the psychological thriller indie “Harmony” as a military ground solider Sophia Gonzales directed by Zack Gross, produced by HMD Films, coming soon. https://hmdfilms.com/work/

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
For great brunch and coffee, I highly suggest Cultivate Coffee and Food. Delicious food, lovely casual and clean environment and just overall good vibes. For the best burritos, go to Minero at Ponce City Market! For good Paella, check out Mojave Restaurant on the Chattahoochee. If you like lobster rolls, definitely go to Rays On The River in Sandy Springs or the Atlanta Fish Market in Buckhead. If the weather is lovely and you’re wanting to take a stroll in a park, go to Piedmont Park on the weekends. It’s very fun and lively!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
To Brené Brown and her book “The Gifts of Imperfection” for helping us readers feel worthy just as we are and in this moment.

Website: https://marilikateri.wixsite.com/actress
IMBD: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3670777/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marili.kateri/?hl=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ActressMariliKateri/
Twitter: @Kateri.Marili

Image Credits
Brian Jones Beverli Alford

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