Terra Wellington is an American producer, writer, and actor. Her start as a young writer and performer began in Chicago, in speech and concert piano competitions, along with beginnings in student journalism and a love for international cinema.
She is drawn to exploring how culture and beliefs affect our decisions and relationships. Her current creative focus areas are on narrative works that humanize female characters who struggle against the odds, stereotypes, and society.
Her writing and producing weave character-driven stories into socially relevant topics and include creation of the television series MAGNOLIA HILL (PGA Create Finalist 2022; Quarterfinalist at CineStory, Screencraft, and BAFF) and WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF (BAFF Official Selection), both fantasy dramas with female leads.
Currently, Terra is producing a sci-fi thriller feature, HABITABLE, a film set in 2040 with the climate emergency front and center and themes of reconciliation and forgiveness.
“HABITABLE is simultaneously terrifying and gut-wrenchingly familiar, but the writer weaves a delicate thread of hope within the catastrophic story. Each scene carefully boosts tension, with clear high stakes even as those stakes shift with each new element…the writer deftly reveals how human behavior adapts under the weight of these new circumstances and that is where the greatest terror lies.” — The Black List
Prior commissioned works include the adapted feature screenplay YANKEES WEST about the injustices and triumphs in 1930s Los Angeles, co-creator and writer of the children’s television series PRINCESS ZARA with themes of boosting children’s self-esteem, and co-creator of the unscripted wellness series INSIDE OUT.
Terra is also a writer of two climate-action books: author of “The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green: Saving the Earth Begins at Home” (St. Martin’s Press) and chapter contributor to “The Reducetarian Solution” (TarcherPerigee). She is known for her wellness and environmental activism, appearing in over 2000 television news guest interviews.
As a performer, she cultivated her acting talents through extensive performing and training in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and the UK, including with Gregory Berger-Sobeck of Yale University. She has worked in television and film, predominantly as a lead in indie films portraying sophisticated women in uncertain, vulnerable situations.
Terra resides in Los Angeles. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, Film Independent, Women in Film, and The Gotham. Also, she is an Advisor and Community Leader at the Sundance Institute’s Collab Program.