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RAMONA MILANO's LATEST WORK:
- Ramona Causes a Riot at a High School
- 11th Season of "Degrassi"Premiered on July 18th
- Ramona's Interview in the August 5th Issue of the American magazine, The Morton Report
- Degrassi is nominated for a Primetime Emmy & Gemini Awards for an Outstanding Children’s Program
- Ramona's Interview in the July Issue of "The Arts and Entertainment Magazine" has been Published
- Ramona's Interview in June with "SciFiTvAndTalk" has been Published
- Ramona's Interview with "Entertainment To-Night Canada" aired August 8th 2011
Ramona Milano Causes A Riot
On September 28th, 2011 Sara Savoia, a Cardinal Carter Catholic High School student, is supported by Ramona Milano, her acting couch, to raise funds during the school’s Terry Fox Run. The 17-year-old girl brought her high school to a standstill last week after shaving her head for charity. Unbeknownst to Sara, Ms Milano arrived at the school bringing an unexpected guest — Luke Bilyk, who plays her son, Drew Torres, on Degrassi. Following Ms Savoia’s hair cut, about 500 students, taking in the event, cornered Mr. Bilyk in the halls while screaming and taking pictures of the heart-throb.
Steve Eramo of The Morton Report interviews Ramona Milano about her much anticipated episode "Rock Your Body, Part Two" Ep. #11.15 that aired on Tuesday, August 9th. Ramona plays Audra Torres, a mother who is raising two teenagers. One of the two teenagers has made the difficult decision to abandon her old life as Audra’s daughter and start fresh as Adam.
Photo: Ramona on the set of Degrassi having her make-up refreshed before her next scene
Ramona Milano is Interviewed by ET Canada
Ramona Milano was interviewed by Entertainment Tonight (ET) Canada while filming her 7th episode for the 11th. season of the TV series, Degrassi. The interview aired on Global TV (Canada) August 8th 2011.
Ramona Milano is the Matriarch of the Torres Family in the DEGRASSI TV Series
Ramona is recurring on the TV series, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION, as Audra Torres, mother to Drew and Adam (aka Grace)Torres. Ramona has completed filming her 17th. episode on Degrassi.
Audra is a tough, proud woman who makes no apologies for her directness or her judgment about others. She is an educated woman who wants the best for her children but doesn't hand them opportunities on a silver platter. She believes in encouraging them to work for what they want in order to achieve their goals, but she definitely rides a moral high horse and is right there by their side to aid them when an injustice has taken place - whether they want her involvement or not!
The premiere of the 11th season of Degrassi occurred on Monday, July 18th. A special one hour special called the Degrassi Spring Break Special, episodes #11.1 & #11.2, aired on the MuchMusic and TeenNick Networks.
Photo taken on the set of Degrassi: The Next Generation with Luke Bilyk (Drew Torres), Ramona Milano (Audra Torres) and Jordan Todosey (Adam Torres).
Ramona Milano is Interviewed by Joseph J. O'Donnell for The Arts and Entertainment Magazine
Joseph J. O'Donnell of The Arts and Entertainment Magazine (formerly Eerie Digest) interviewed Ramona Milano for his article titled "Interview with Actress Ramona Milano". Ramona talks about her career and performances on the TV series: Degrassi and Due South; her interests in Teaching and Cooking.
Link To The Interview: http://www.eeriedigest.com/wordpress/2011/07/interview-with-actress-ramona-milano/#more-5157
Ramona Milano is Interviewed by Steve Eramo for SciFiTvAndTalk
Steve Eramo of SciFiTvAndTalk interviewed Ramona Milano for his article titled Degrassi: The Next Generation's Ramona Milano - Mother's Day. Ramona talks about her performances on the TV series: Degrassi and Due South; her interests in Directing and her businesses.
Ramona Milano Performs a Live Read of a New Script called RUNNING ON FAITH
Ramona starred as Julie in a staged reading production of an exciting new script called "RUNNING ON FAITH". The play was written by Carly Cohen and Ben Hunter and the staged reading was directed by Brian Rintoul who also acted as dramaturge. The staged reading took place at the Yorkwoods Library Theatre in North York, Ontario. Other cast members included: Marc Bondy as Jason and Nicholas Rice as Julie's father, Eli Goldstein.
Running On Faith follows the journey of a Jewish dancer named Julie, who reluctantly falls in love with a non-Jewish writer, named Jason. Julie does her best to resist him, knowing that he will never be accepted into her family, due to her father's deep rooted beliefs. After learning about his surprising past, she becomes vulnerable and inevitably falls in love with Jason. Julie discovers that Jason is not willing to risk losing her and offers to convert. Unfortunately Julie's problems are not over. There are complex and powerful issues that threaten the very fabric of Julie's new found love.
Ramona Milano Stars In A Number Of Hilarious Rogers Communications TV Ads
Director Ramona Milano's THE CONVERSATION Debuts At Film Festivals
Ramona Milano Stars As Martha in FADING
Introducing Ramona Milano
A gifted and successful actress, an inspiring teacher, an extraordinary business woman, a talented chef, an aspiring director & a loving wife & mother of two sons; this is Ramona Milano, the ultimate multi-tasker.
The unstoppable and passionate Ramona always seems to find a way to handle herself with strength humour and determination. She credits her sense of strength and humour to her two female role models, her amazing Portuguese Vava (grandmother) and her beautiful mother. Ramona was raised in Toronto surrounded by her father’s male dominated relatives from Calabria. “I was the only granddaughter in a Southern Italian family, whose regional motto was, ‘figlio masc.’ meaning; ‘male children!’ At the age of five I had to deal with a spoiled little brat bully son of a family friend who repeatedly tested my limit of tolerance. In a fit of rage I managed to pin him against the wall with my scrawny little arms and 70 pound frame. With intense force I had him crying and begging for mercy. His protective mother ran out screaming along with my shocked Nonna (grandmother). Both women were appalled by my inexcusable unlady-like behaviour. I simply looked the bully in the eye and warned… ‘if you ever touch me again, I’ll finish you off’. Needless to say…. he never touched me again. I was always a fierce protector of my little brother Greg…….though Greg claims that I fended off other bullies so that I could torture him myself…whatever! And I’m the actress?! Pssh.”
Her exceptional talent, beauty, warmth, and vibrant personality garnered her roles in such shows as: Top Cops, The City, Relic Hunter, In A Heartbeat, Doc, Earth; The Final Conflict, Pushing Tin, Deceived, The Absolute Truth, This Is Wonderland, Zoe Busiek’s Wild Card, Love You To Death, Flashpoint, The Last Don, You Belong To Me, and Speed Date. In 2002, she co-hosted W-Network’s Living Romance with Jonathan Torrens, before taking on the lead female role in the 2004 stage production of Game Show at the St. Lawrence Centre. Ramona’s voice has been heard in the animated film Ferretina and comedy Network’s Odd Job Jack, as well as various radio commercials and advertisements in both English and Italian.
In 1995, one year after she was married, Ramona moved to her home town of Caledon, Ontario where she raised her two sons and headed a drama department of a former music school. The teaching experience inspired her decision to create an acting studio for children and teens called Suburban Vortex Drama Studio.
Not satisfied with just acting and running an acting studio, Ramona pursued her love for cooking and opened her own culinary business, Mona’s Suburban Kitchen. Ramona took recreational courses at George Brown college until making the decision to pursue culinary studies full time at Liaison College (Vaughan Campus) where she received her certification with honours. Ramona hopes to one day incorporate all of her talents under one roof of creativity, where arts and food come together in harmony, directed by Ramona.
In April 2010, Ramona directed two sold-out performances of A Night of This and That, consisting of two short plays. Ramona then became a student of Tarragon Theatre’s directing program instructed by renowned theatre director Richard Rose.
In September 2011, Ramona directed a short film called The Conversation starring Natalie Brown (CBC’s Sophie) and Carlo Rota (24, Little Mosque on the Prairie). In October 2010, Ramona directed a stage production of Flight Patterns at the Lower Ossington Theatre.
These days Ramona is busy on the set of Canada’s longest running hit series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Ramona was cast in a recurring role as Audra Torres, the intense helicopter mom to leading characters Adam and Drew Torres.