Sequoia Houston is a versatile performer who has brought her talent to several feature film projects, including Legend of Love, the SyFy thriller Fire from Below, starring Kevin Sorbo and stoner comedy Hypnotize Me. A classically trained actress, Sequoia has also graced the stage in an array of theatrical productions, including the World Premier of Donald Margulies' Coney Island Christmas at the Geffen Playhouse, classic pieces such as The Colored Museum, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Black Nativity and independent productions like Visionary Man, The Human Spirit and Traumnovela.
Her ability to adapt to an array of characters can be attributed to her being raised as an Army brat. Sequoia began exploring the arts at an early age. She was a member of the children’s choir at her church, nearly before she was able to speak. From that time forward, she was hooked. When she entered grade school, she further explored her interests, trying everything from ballet to the violin to the clarinet, the piano and on to school productions. She was accepted to W. E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy for piano and voice. It was here that allowed her the opportunity to join the Dallas All-City Honor Choir. It was not until high school, however, that she found her true passion when she was admitted into the most unique high school in the nation, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; Theatre. She learned everything from set design and construction to mime and movement. While at Arts Magnet, she was involved in a number of plays inside and outside of school.
Sequoia is also no stranger to life behind the camera. She received her BA in Media Production and has put it to use by penning and directing What Things May Come, a film that has been screened in various festivals and placed Third in the Dallas Black Film Festival. She has worked behind the scenes in various major motion pictures as a script supervisor and in casting. While she enjoys all aspects of filmmaking, her first love is acting.
Name: Sequoia Houston
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Sur-Ryl Entertainment
Occupation: Actor and Filmmaker