Elvire Emanuelle is an Actress known for starring in her 2018 debut lead role as Mo in the film, First Match. First Match was written and directed by Olivia Newman and produced by Netflix, Bryan Unkeless, Chanelle Elaine, Veronica Nickel. First Match premiered in competition at SXSW 2018, winning the Narrative Feature Audience Choice Award, winning the Luna Gamechanger Award and being nominated for the Grand Jury Award. Her performance impressed audiences with media noting her as a “Breakout" and "Rising Star" and her work as one of the “best performances by women” in film of 2018.
Elvire (pronounced ehl-veer) was raised by her Haitian parents and aunt in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Her mother was a nurse and a performer as a local singer. Elvire was inspired by her mother and wanted to be a performer and actress and eventually began studying acting and performing in plays. Her first Actor's Equity Association role was The Girl in Dania Gurira's Eclipsed performed at The Women's Theatre Project, earning her that year's New Times' Best Supporting Actress Award.
Elvire is a student of Wynn Handman, former Teaching Assistant to Sandy Meisner and Teacher and Creative Director of the American Place Theatre and the Wynn Handman Studio. She loves story telling and believes that it is part of what shapes us as people. She sees acting as a responsibility and something that is important. "The stories we share and see teach us about ourselves, about others and about life. What we learn matters."
After self-submitting for the role of Mo' in First Match, Elvire is now represented by Creative Artists Agency.