We were fortunate to talk ish with Chicago’s very own, Tionna Norris. Tionna is best known as her character, “Mocha” from season 3 of The Rewakening TV Show. Tionna is striving to making the world know her name and she’s definitely heading down the right path to success. Let’s get to know Tionna Norris….
3 Voices: Introduce yourself to the world. Let the people know exactly who Tionna is and what Tionna does.
Tionna Norris: Well Tionna Norris is a mother, ambitious, determined, a business woman and above all a woman of God. I’ve been acting and modeling since before I could remember but I made my debut at the age of 16. Most of you may know me as “Mocha.” The star of Season 3, “The ReAwakening” where I played a young girl whom become a product of her environment like most girls we see today. As far as modeling I’ve done hair shows in Chicago, worked with the most talented photographers, and I am now soon to be signed to “Flawless Distractionz” modeling agency.
3 Voices: What inspired you to become an actress? When did you first start acting?
Tionna Norris: Growing up I didn’t have the most popular childhood. I didn’t love who I was and acting was that escape for me. I mean for just a little while I got to become someone else, someone different, someone who made people laugh, cry, angry, and loved. I conveyed a different emotion every time. It was a way to get out of my shell. I first started acting when I was 14 years old. I had my dad driving me around to every musical, play, motion picture audition in the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
3 Voices: Many of us know you for your role as Mocha in the television/web series, The Reawakening. Do Mocha and Tionna have any similarities personality wise?
Tionna Norris: Mocha and Tionna are both lost on love so they tend to look for it in all the wrong places. They’ve both been so hurt that they honestly don’t know what real love is. They both are passionate though in everything that they do. Whatever they do, whether it’s love, friendship, dedication, they give it their all.
3 Voices: What inspired you to begin modeling? When did you first start modeling?
Tionna Norris: I was always slimmer than most girls. I had a weird look growing up. I had high cheek bones, no butt, no breast, and no stomach. and Tyra Banks was my idol. I wanted to be just like her and used to stare in the mirrors and imitate her faces, especially her smiling eyes. My Na Na actually got me into modeling, she installed it into me. Told me every day how beautiful I was and how I should model. I did my first photo shoot when I was fifteen for One Source Talent and John Casablancas. Since then forth it’s just been a part of me.
3 Voices: You’re still young and definitely heading in the right direction as an actress and model. Which do you prefer the most and which one do you find more challenging to do at times as far as acting and modeling?
Tionna Norris: Acting and modeling is both a part of me, but if I had to choose I would choose acting. It comes very natural to me and I enjoy not only the role but actually becoming that person and making my audience fall in love. Both come with their own share of challenges but I would have to say modeling has its unique set of challenges. Agencies look for a certain look, weight, height, skin complexion, and sometimes those heels can be crazy high, but I enjoy the challenge and I take anything and everything head on.
3 Voices: What’s next for Tionna Norris? Are there any exclusives that you are able to share with us?
Tionna Norris: I am currently underway of being signed to a modeling agency as well as filming for two motion pictures at this very moment. One is “Love Story” where I star as Madison. I can’t drop any details but it’s coming to theatres in October so be on the lookout. The second motion picture is “Goldie” where I star as a woman escaped from sex trafficking, released at a date TBA. I’m telling you, you don’t want to miss it at all.
3 Voices: How can the people reach out to Tionna Norris on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and etc.?
Tionna Norris: I am truly humble and love to talk back with my supporters. You can reach me on
Facebook: Tionna Mocha Norris
And there you have it people! You heard it all from Tionna Norris herself. Make sure you be on the lookout for anything Tionna is in especially the two movies she mentioned. We definitely looking forward to seeing both. Keep in touch Tionna and much success to you!
To see the entire season 3, go to www.ReAwakeningtvshow.com/season-