Malissa Strong graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government. She has acted in theatrical productions in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre as well as the Bailiwick Repertory and The Black Ensemble Theatre. She participated in the Women’s Theatre Alliance as a director. Malissa’s film “Voting While Black” had Honorary Mention at the DGA student film awards in 2001. Her productions credits include: The ACLU Freedom Files: a 10-part documentary series with Brave New Films on Court TV, Deal or No Deal on NBC and Take Home Chef, Discovery Channel. Malissa is an Officer with BADWest, a Board Member of the Burbank YMCA and a UCCE Master Gardener. She is currently producing the documentary “Black Magic: African Americans and the Conjuring Arts”.