The youngest of three children, Gianna was named after an Italian opera singer. “Even if it’s not entirely true, to me, the story symbolizes the art and performance that’s part of the family.”
From the drama department of the High School for the Performing Arts (a.k.a the Fame school) to the theatre departments of both Syracuse and New York University, Gianna graduated with a degree in theatre, creative writing and fine arts. Armed with a degree, along with scriptwriting and comedic writing experience, acting would have been the next step but after realizing the roles for women were more or less, “…limited to the ‘girlfriend’, ‘sister’ or ‘the hooker with a heart of gold’ with very few fun, comedic roles, that’s when it clicked for me – the writing is key – that’s where I need to be.”
She began ’repairing’ advertising and marketing copy for a host of companies and brands. “I started as a proofreader, but when I saw how much opportunity was being missed (not to mention typos and grammar!) I asked if I could write it all, instead of just proofing and editing – to my delight, they said, “Yes.” The rest as they say, is history.
From writing movie reviews, home decor features, culinary E-letters or dishing about one of Atlanta’s finest restaurants – Gianna has enjoyed the challenge that a range of topics presents. “I’ve learned that no experience is ever wasted, one subject always informs the other.”