Born and raised in New York City, Sophia Messa is an up-and-coming singer and actress, and a first generation American, born to immigrant parents from Brazil and Ukraine. Growing up fast in the arms of downtown Manhattan, Sophia is a vocal powerhouse with the performance chops of a seasoned pro, and the personality to match. Sophia attended The Professional Performing Arts School, and The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, where she was classically trained in vocal performance and opera. Inspired by the world around her, she began writing and recording original music during her freshman year of high school, and was accepted into the Berklee College of Music her senior year. Just three weeks in, Sophia signed a record deal and headed back to New York to focus on her music full time.