Gabriela was born and raised in Dothan, AL. Throughout her childhood, everyone knew she was born to entertain. She recognized her itch for the arts at the age of 9 when she entered her 4th grade reading contest. Instead of just reading from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, she decided to perform as the different characters and won her first award as the reading contest winner by shocking her 4th grade class with her talent. From then, she took acting classes and performed in school plays. During her senior year of high school, she decided to get back to the arts and audition for the lead role at the community theatre. She landed the unforgettable role of Rachel Brown in Inherit the Wind. This experience motivated her to start her career immediately. Gabriela attended Auburn University for a year studying Theatre, signed with an agent in Atlanta and continued her training in acting classes and workshops. Throughout the year, she worked hard at every audition and was devoted to her craft as an actor. This hard work began to shed its light when she booked a lead role as Carlita, in the ABC Family movie, 'Teen Spirit'. Two weeks after shooting the film, she decided to keep up the momentum by moving from Auburn to Los Angeles. Since she can be seen in UPtv movie 'Coffee Shop' alongside Laura Vandervoort, Disney's 'Million Dollar Arm' and plays Lizbeth, the best friend of Cassie Sullivan( Chloe Grace Moretz) in 'The 5th Wave'.
Name: Gabriela Lopez
Known for: The 5th Wave