What began as childhood appearances on Sesame Street lead to Slantress magazine cover girl (New York edition) and modeling for independent designers. Her talents lead to screenings at the Sony Pictures Studios in California, Gene Siskel Center in Chicago, New Voices in Black Cinema at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM),Hollywood Black Film Festival, Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival, San Diego Black Film Festival, the Montreal International Black Film Festival and more. Best Actress nominee, and Slantess Entertainer Inspire award winner Karmia Berry, is a dynamic artist with limitless potential; her continued success is inevitable.

This New York native, has performed and read for several industry heavy hitters, including the late Gerald Schoenfield, then chairman of the Schubert Organization and Broadway legend, Rosemarie Tichler, and director/producer Harold Prince. Her scheduled meeting with the late great playwright August Wilson was cancelled weeks before his untimely passing.

Karmia has trained professionally at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Stella Adler Studio, Thomas G. Waites Acting Studio, Susan Batson Studio and the On Stage Dance Studio. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hampton University, in Hampton, Virginia, and a Masters  of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University, in Long Island, New York. Karmia is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization,  I AM C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D., Incorporated and is also an active member of the illustrious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

As a woman of faith, Karmia’s path is lead by God and she is thankful for every blessing.



Tessa's Sierra Leone, West Africa 

Sony Pictures Studios

Gene Siskel Center

New Voices in Black Cinema at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Hollywood Black Film Festival

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

Winter Film Awards

Arizona Black Film Showcase

San Diego Black Film Festival

Urban Suburban Film Festival

North Carolina Black Film Festival

New Filmmakers New York

Manhattan Film Festival

Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Nashville International Black Film Festival

BronzeLens Film Festival 

Urban Media Makers

Roxbury International Film Festival

Harlem International Film Festival

Reel Independent Film Extravaganza

Montreal International Black Film Festival

Mist Theater Harlem

Cedar Lane Cinemas

The Billie Holiday Theatre

Golden Egg Film Festival West Hollywood, California

Baltimore International Black Film Festival

Indie Night Film Festival 

Toronto Black Film Festival 

Reproductive Freedom Festival 

Ocktober Film Festival 

Black Web Fest

Hip Hop Film Festival 

Philadelphia Independent Film Awards

Colors of Conversation Film Series 

Glow Television & Webseries Festival

Newark International Film Festival

DTLA Film Festival

Black Film Festival Of New Orleans

First Baptist Church of Glenarden

Rickey Smiley Morning Show

Karen Hunter Show on Sirius XM

Cheddar TV