“I wanted to write about my experiences as an actor/writer & single girl in LA. I love my city, am born & raised here & wanted to convey what it’s really like to be a single writer/actor.”
Cassia Jones is a writer/actor/producer, originally from Los Angeles, California. She began writing as a child and fell in love with acting while watching reruns of I Love Lucy, The Carol Burnett Show, The Golden Girls, and In Living Color. Comedy soon became her niche, and making her mother laugh became her goal. She began acting in school plays, studying piano and learning the complexities of performing comedic acting from the greats of the aforementioned titles. The ‘To Live & Date in LA’ blog, (formerly known as Awkward Girl in the City) features the life and adventures of a single woman in her thirties, navigating her way through the notorious LA dating and entertainment scene. Writing from an honest voice of humor and humility, has garnered Jonesie fans from around the world. Her “All Truth, No Filter” approach led to her being offered a feature writing position with Uptown Magazine.
“The biggest piece of advice I would offer is to not be afraid of being disliked.”
Cassia’s posts have also been featured on popular dating websites such as Dating Advice, where her blog is also featured as one of the Top 10 Best Blogs for Dating in the City. Cassia also participates in the popular MondayBlogs hashtag series on Twitter, where her posts have been shared/retweeted/read over 900k times, and she has over 1.4 million Youtube impressions (@toliveanddateinla). Her webseries, ‘To Live & Date in LA’ debuted in the fall of 2014. Cassia plays the lead role and also wrote the series. To Live & Date in LA has been nominated in the Women’s Fashion & Film Festival for Best Webseries & the LA WEBFEST for Outstanding Writing & Lead Actor. Cassia has also been profiled on the popular BlackTalentTV, Voyage Atlanta, and The DoubleScoop entertainment websites as a content creator on the rise. And featured on The Los Angeles Times digital site. She is currently pitching two LA based television shows to networks, films, and promoting her short film, “In This House“, which she stars in/wrote/produced. Her new podcast: Black People Don’t Do Ghosts is available on all platforms.
Her webseries, ‘To Live & Date in LA’ debuted the fall of 2014, in which she plays the lead role, is also written/executive produced by Cassia, and nominated in the LA Web Festival, and the Women & Fashion 2015 Film Festival for Best Webseries, Best Actress, and Best Writing in a Comedy, womenfashfilm.com. She has also been profiled by BlackTalentTV as a content creator/actress on the rise, and her webseries, To Live & Date in LA was also featured on site. Cassia has been profiled by the popular entertainment site, The Double Scoop as a creator on the rise, and had a writing post featured in the LA Times.