Millena Gay

Millena Gay

Position: Board of Directors

As the host of the anticipated weekly talk show MILLENA – THE TALK SHOW, celebrities, VIP’s and business professionals discuss topics that all people think about but rarely ever speak about. Previously, Millena hosted the talk show Manners and More with Millena, a show dedicated to interviewing celebrities and discussing various topics of etiquette. In addition to hosting, Ms. Gay produced, wrote and directed the 36-week series. Ms. Gay also hosted the 21 episode podcast “Beauty Pop” a weekly talk show about fashion, pop culture, hair and skin care, and all things related to being beautiful inside and out.

Millena Gay is an award-winning producer, award-nominated film, television and stage actress and talk show host. She just completed playing leading roles in the short films Redbird and BlackBirds and the webseries Life on Pause. Ms. Gay recently co-produced and starred in the short film, Journey, and is currently working on Journey the series. Her film, Clarissa’s Gift won the coveted 2014 Best Shorts Competition Award of Merit, The Omni Award for best short film, the Audience Choice Award at the Soul4Reel Film Festival, and had 5 nominations and a win for Best Actress at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival. The film was shown at the Marche du Film at the Cannes Film Festival and was at the Goa Film Festival in India. Ms. Gay produced and co-starred in Clarissa’s Gift, a short film about bullying directed and written by the legendary Obba Babatunde’. Ms. Gay played Mrs. Henderson in the 25th Anniversary production of Shelly Garrett’s Beauty Shop and was seen on several episodes of “Raising Whitley” on The Oprah Winfrey Network. She also had a cameo in the Katt Williams movie, American Bad Boy and played the leading role of Calpurnia in a month-long run of To Kill a Mockingbird receiving standing ovations to sold-out crowds as well as rave reviews. 

Ms. Gay made her television daytime dramatic program debut as Nora’s Legal Assistant on One Life to Live. She later crossed over to All My Children while making guest appearances on The Guiding Light. After relocating to Los Angeles, Ms. Gay landed a role on General Hospital as Talia and currently enjoys playing the recurring role of Marjorie Curtis on the CBS Daytime drama, The Young and the Restless for which she was nominated as Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Series. Millena Gay has also been on the network television shows: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Show, NY Undercover, 100 Centre Street, Numbers, Played by Fame/Celebrity Dream Day, America’s Trivial Pursuit and Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader, just to name a few. Ms. Gay’s film credits include Sunday School Musical and Jessica Sinclaire’s Thug Love, Now You Have Jazz, Life Change, Romeos Diary and The Devil’s Advocate. Ms. Gay formed her production company, Honey Peach Productions and is the currently in pre-production on the feature film Bitter Inheritance.

Ms. Gay was nominated as best producer for Journey at the 2017 Hollywood African Prestigious Awards, she was a presenter at the 2015 African Oscars and was a presenter at both the 2014 African Oscars as well as the 2014 NCNW Red Ribbon Event. She hosted the 2013 Educating Young Minds Gala, the 2013 Legacy Awards and the The Robey Theatre Company’s Oscar Viewing Event. 

“Excellence is not an option it is an expectation and a way of life.” Millena