Learning to play the piano at age 5 and camping in the Rocky Mountains among wildflowers, American actress and TV personality Terra Wellington has proven to not only be a talented entertainer but also a well-known advocate for healthy living and the environment.
—— MEDIA PERSONALITY ——
Based in the Los Angeles area, Terra regularly appears on morning TV and radio programs talking about healthy living and environmental issues. She has also been a major-brand spokeswoman for over 100 companies’ healthy living and planet-loving brands, including adidas, Disney’s Family.com, Procter & Gamble brands, Whirlpool, Kashi, Whitewave’s Silk soymilk, and much more.
Her spokesperson and media work have had her appearing on hundreds of television and radio programs to get out important public messages, including The Morning Blend, WCBS’ This Morning, Chicago’s WGN, nationally syndicated Newswatch, KTLA Los Angeles, and much more. And she has been featured in such magazines and media as USA Today, Huffington Post, Women’s Health & Fitness, Parenting, Vegetarian Times, First for Women, Better Homes & Gardens, Woman’s Day, Traditional Home, Woman’s World, Self, SheKnows.com, SmartMoney.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time for Kids, and hundreds of additional print and online publications.
—— ACTOR ——
She recently played a supporting role in James Franco’s black-and-white feature film Mississippi Requiem, a William Faulkner adaptation. Terra has also starred on CBS’ Criminal Minds, been a series regular on the family medical drama pilot “Rx,” and appeared as the General Caffarelli’s wife in the award-winning period film “The Last Days of Toussaint L’Ouverture.” The Toussaint film was dedicated to the victims of Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake. See more at IMDb.com.
Terra comes from a family of community artists – her mother, an artist and writer, and her father, a community theater actor. Pursuing broadcast journalism and stage at a young age, her work in competitive radio hosting motivated her undergraduate work in broadcasting and public relations while continuing her studies in concert piano. She also spent time abroad in Mexico, studying the country’s culture and language – she is fluent in Spanish. As an actress, Terra studied with the Los Angeles’ Second City improvisation theatre, and she has worked with renown acting instructors Wayne Dvorak (Everybody Loves Raymond, Seinfeld) and Gregory Berger-Sobeck of Yale University Drama School.
—— & AUTHOR ——
Her most recent endeavor is as a chapter contributor to the book The Reducetarian Solution (TarcherPerigee, imprint of Penguin), with a foreword by Best-Selling Author Mark Bittman. In the book, she advocates for eating more plant-based foods — promoting Meatless Mondays and simple meat-reduction strategies for your family’s health and to benefit the environment.
She is also the Editor in Chief at SimpleMomsGuide.com — a lifestyle site for busy moms that gives inspiration and how-to’s for food, everyday home, and healthy living. Wellington additionally is the author of The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green: Saving the Earth Begins at Home (St. Martin’s Press), a comprehensive real-person’s guide on how to help the planet and protect your family.
Previous to her Editor in Chief work at SimpleMomsGuide.com, she wrote healthy living articles for dozens of websites and publications including CafeMom.com (founded by Meredith Vieira), Aisle7 syndicated health content, The Center for the New American Dream, BeBetsy.com, and her own syndicated column Terra Wellington’s Balanced Living. Additionally, she had the proud opportunity to be the wellness editor of Fit Body and Real national women magazines, interviewing such celebrities and personalities as Deepak Chopra, Rhonda Britten (Starting Over), Amanda Tapping (Stargate), Carol Duvall (HGTV), Wendie Jo Sperber (Back to the Future), Denise Austin, and Cybill Shepherd.
—— CONSERVATIONIST ——
A long-time supporter of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, Terra is passionate about ocean conservation. She has also been a supporter of Water.org, the international charity Oxfam, the Natural Resources Defense Council, among other humanitarian and conservation organizations. Furthermore, Terra has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Apple Day of Service on behalf of healthy and sustainable schools. And she has promoted the arts for young students in California.