Once again, as reported on February 25th, Hollywood is celebrating Vancouver’s Costea family in recognition of the triple acting talent in their household! All three children are nominated for 2015 Young Artist Awards in Hollywood for acting. A Young Artist Award winner in 2014, the 13-year-old actor Joshua Costea received another nomination this year for his role in the film The Dating Journal. Joshua began acting at the age of 7 and has a long list of impressive accomplishments, including film directing. He has worked in television, film, viral video and live theatre and was a recent guest on Shaw TV’s eveRIAthing. Joshua also appeared in “Del Weston’s Action on Film Show” on television in Los Angeles. It was a full episode about he and his actor friends. He has been coached by Kirsten Clarkson, Julian LeBlanc, Kirby Morrow, Michael Antonakos, Allison Araya and Iris Quinn. Joshua trained at LeBlanc School of Acting, Shoreline Actors Academy, Railtown Actor Studio, Tarlington Training, First Step Actors and Biz Studio. In addition, he is a martial artist, sword-fighter, model, plays piano, guitar and flute, has done voiceover acting, and has mastered different accents & dialects. Joshua is also bilingual, speaking English and Romanian. Learn more about Joshua at IMDB.
8-year-old Maia Costea is nominated for the 2015 Young Artist Awards in Hollywood with her lead role in the film The Battle. This is the 3rd time Maia is nominated for a Young Artist Award; in 2013 she was nominated for her role in Henry and Gloria, a Hansel and Gretel rendition, and in 2012 for her role in Maia, a film named after her. She also had a nomination for the 2014 Joey Awards in Vancouver for her role in A Hairy Tale. Although she is only 8-years-old, Maia has had an impressive number of leading roles in a multitude of original films, including: Somewhere, Molly, Bedtime Stories, Albert, Another Recess, Looking Glass and Burst. She just completed a new film called Teen Chick and she is currently working on a film called The Candy Girl, in which she will be playing the lead role. Maia played younger version of actress Genevieve Buechner in Mimi and Me. She was also in a documentary for UBC called The Search for Eureka and a commercial for Benjamin Moore painting. In addition, Maia was a recent guest on Shaw TV’s eveRIAthing. She currently studies acting at LeBlanc School of Acting with instructor Julian LeBlanc and she trained with Allison Araya at Biz Studio and trained at Tarligton Training, Shoreline Actors Academy and First Step Actors. Maia is a rhythmical gymnast and also sings, plays piano, dances jazz, swims and skates. Learn more about Maia at IMDB.
Youngest sister, actress Carla Costea, age 6, earned her first Young Artist Awards nomination in Hollywood this year for her lead role in Molly. Last year Carla received a Joey Awards nomination for her role in The Bill. Carla just starred in the film Plugged by UBC and she is currently working on a new production called The Candy Girl. She has also had supporting roles in The Dating Journal, The Battle, Teen Chick and Albert. Carla appeared in a documentary for UBC called In Search for Eureka and was in a television commercial for MTI. She was also one of the youngest guests ever interviewed on Shaw TV’s eveRIAthing. In addition to her acting career, Carla has been a print model for Lona Couture and was a principal for a Dell Computers print campaign. She is currently an acting student at LeBlanc School of Acting and she trained in the past at Shoreline Actors Academy. Learn more about Carla at IMDB.
All three Costea children are available for interviews and/or personal appearances upon request, and they are represented by Dean Osmon of Maijah Lewk (firstname.lastname@example.org; 604.929.4092).