Zenia is daughter of ‘Tina Turner’ tribute artist Luisa Marshall
By Ted Alcuitas
Zenia Marshall will play the role of Mirabel Cooper alongside Barry Watson and the legendary actress Raquel Welch in the UP TV’s comedy series ‘Date My Dad’.
The series to be released next month (June 2) is about a widower Ricky ( played by Barry Watson of 7th Heaven’) who vowed to be just be the best dad he can be. But little does Ricky realize that his girls have an agenda of their own: get dad a girlfriend. Raquel Welch plays Ricky’s mother-in-law.
The 17 year -old actress/singer/dancer/musician is the eldest daughter of renowned ‘Tina Turner’ tribute artist Luisa Marshall.
Born and raised in Vancouver,Marshall comes from an artistic family of performers. As an infant, Zenia would sing along to the songs she’d hear on the radio from the comfort of her car seat before she could even walk or talk. Some of her earliest memories were of her family performing on stage together. Ever since she first saw her mom singing and performing, she knew that she wanted to follow in her footsteps.
According to her mom, Zenia’s first steps towards her love of the stage began when she was just 4 years old as she began taking dance lessons from ballet to jazz, contemporary, and hip hop.
Inspired by her musical family to pursue a career in music, Zenia also practiced singing with her mom and vocal coaches, began writing songs, took piano lessons, and played alto saxophone after joining her school band class.
At age 14 she was asked by her dance studio to perform a short variation of Swan Lake for the pilot episode of the TV series, ‘Some Assembly Required’. That performance started her path to acting classes and with her love for music she took her talents to stage performances.
She has toured and performed with her mom, Luisa Marshall, in her award-winning and internationally-acclaimed Tina Turner Tribute act all over North America, Bermuda, Malaysia, and India as a backup vocalist, alongside her dad, Steve, on drums and her sister, Kim, on lead guitar.
She also appears in her mother’s TV Talk Show “Simply the Best – The Luisa Marshall Show” for beauty and makeup tutorials.
On stage, Zenia has appeared as Buffy in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Musical”, Maiden Marian in “Robin Hood, The Musical”, and Debbie in Opera Mariposa’s “People Like Us”. As co-musical director and co-choreographer, she starred as Belle in “Beauty & The Beast, The New Musical”.
Zenia has made her acting debut on screen as supporting lead to 80’s pop star princess, Debbie Gibson, in the movie “Summer of Dreams”.
Here are links to the upcoming TV series ‘Date My Dad’:
Zenia’s IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8265499/
Entertainment Weekly – http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/13/7th-heaven-barry-watson-date-my-dad-dab/?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter
Hollywood Reporter – http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/miptv-hot-list-10-breakout-shows-binge-989532/item/date-my-dad-miptv-989536