Niki Koss @nikikross
Photography by Aanya Nigam @pixuhl
Makeup by Hajja Barnes @beautybyhaj using mac cosmetics & bobbi brown
Hair by Darine Sengseevong @machinedarine using orbie
Styled by Sky Naval @sky_is_dlimit of @stl_rtists
Assistant Stylist by Brezhane Townsend @brezhanex
Interview by Ashira Provost @_ashiraprovost
@mediaplaypr & @maisonpriveepr_la
1.When was the moment that you realized you wanted to be an actress?
I think I've known my entire life, since as long as I can remember really. However, there was one defining moment where I decided it was going to be my career and my future. During my junior year of high school, a homeless man came up to me randomly on the street one day and told me I was going to be an actress. It's a really weird story, I know, but for some reason after that it was never a question.
2.Who is your biggest supporter?
I have been blessed with the most supportive family and friends. They all know how hard I work and how badly I want to be doing what I'm doing. Their support truly means the world to me.
3.What is your Beauty Secret?
4. Aside from acting, you also like to direct. When did you become interested in directing?
I started directing about four years ago when I directed a web series called "Royals". After that there was just no going back, I fell madly in love.
5. Of all the projects you have done, whether it be acting or directing, which one would you say has stuck with you the most?
Wow, that's tough. Probably 'Famous in Love' because I experienced so many firsts on that set. Every day I was there felt like this insane, surreal dream that I would eventually wake up from. That was really a special experience that I'll take with me for the rest of my life.
6. When you aren’t acting or directing what can we find you doing?
Binging something on TV or having a movie marathon. My favorite thing to do is cuddle up on the couch in my PJs with a glass of wine and maybe a face mask and just go on a crazy TV (and snack) binge.
7. Are there any other projects we can expect from you in the near future?
I just finished directing a short film called 'Then & Now' that I am going to be taking through the festival circuit pretty soon. I'm really excited about that. I feel like it's the first project I've directed that really reflects the kind of filmmaker I want to be.
8. .What do you believe are the advantages and disadvantages of being an actress?
You have to have the toughest skin imaginable to stick around in this business. It's really hard never knowing when your next job will come and if it will ever come. It's a really scary lifestyle to get adjusted to and I don't know if I'll ever fully master it. As far as the advantages, obviously the perks are great, but getting to do what I love every day and getting paid for it is obviously just the best thing ever.
9. Are there any actors or actresses that you admire and would like to work with one day?
Definitely. There are so many I don't even know where to start. I've always wanted to work with Leonardo DiCaprio because I think he's one of the most talented actors that has ever existed. Also, because he's been my celebrity crush since Titanic.