Josie Totah is an immensely talented actor, writer and producer with a gift for bringing dynamic characters to life. As she fearlessly evolves her body of work with each new project, Totah is fast proving to be one of Hollywood’s most engaging and sought after young talents. Totah has been recognized by numerous prestigious publications including being named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 30 Stars Under 18, Forbes 30 Under 30 (Hollywood), Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21, Out Magazine OUT100 and Seventeen Magazine’s 6 Women Under 21 Who Are Changing the World.
Totah is most known for her starring role in NBC’s comedy television series CHAMPIONS created by Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy. The series focuses on a charismatic 15-year-old, ‘Michael’ (Totah), who is sent to live with his estranged father ‘Vince’ (Anders Holm) who is living the bachelor dream in New York City. Totah received critical acclaim for the role and was deemed the breakout star of the series, garnering instant affection from fans and critics.
In addition to her career in front of camera, Totah is a television and film writer and currently serves as a Producer on the Peacock series SAVED BY THE BELL. At the age of 15, she sold her first television pitch to Universal Television/NBC. The single camera sitcom with the working title AUNT NANCY, based on her real life aunt, had Totah set to produce alongside Adam and Naomi Scott, as well as star in it. She is currently working on new scripts and original projects, all while attending Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media.
Totah is also an LGBTQ activist who regularly appears on panels discussing LBGTQ rights and inclusion of LGBTQ characters in film and television. Totah was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign who honored her with the prestigious Visibility Award in 2018 and the Upstander Award in 2019. She was named by Out Magazine to Out100. Totah is also a celebrity ambassador for GLAAD and GLSEN where she serves as a member of the GLSEN Game Change Council.