M. LaVora Perry has appeared in commercials, print ads, voiceover spots; as well in theater, on television, and in indie film projects. She studied in Ithaca College’s B.F.A. Acting program.
LaVora is a mother of two daughters and a son. You might catch her riding her bike through the streets (often while singing a folk, pop, or country song). Less often, she dribbles up and down a basketball court with less-than-stellar skills.
LaVora was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She worked as an actor in New York City in the 1990s and returned there in 2018.
She was American Greetings’ first staff greeting card writer of African descent and earned two of their Creative Excellence awards. She later founded the East Cleveland Narrator, a grassroots urban newspaper.