Transition can be a scary process. Going from the familiar to the unknown isn’t for the faint of heart. Embracing the spirit of change and evolution, international model and actor, Louise Donegan, stands at a pivotal point of her career. Conquering the world of modeling and now venturing into the realm of acting, she is swimming in uncharted waters that isn’t without its hazards.
Some would assume that models are one-dimensional, shallow, and aloof. Some have the opinion that acting should be left to the “big boys”. But Donegan isn’t concerned with assumptions and opinions, she is more concerned with her own artistic growth.
Discovered in London at the age of fifteen, Donegan has enjoyed a great level of success as a stunning British beauty. Possessing a glaring intensity and slender elegance, Donegan worked for countless clients such as Neiman Marcus, L’Oreal, Marc Jacobs, and many others. She has also appeared in Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire, and Elle.
But she is more than just a pretty face, Donegan is a hungry artist sizing up her next feast. Although her previous experience with commercials gives her some familiarity with acting, Donegan’s effort to broaden her artistic horizon is nothing short of inspiring. She is a prime example of what we should all aspired to be, brave and open to evolution.
We caught up with Donegan at her East Village apartment where she treated us to tea, apple cinnamon rice cakes, and a charming conversation about her transition from model to actress and her upcoming film with director Oscar Hernandez.
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.