Mia Dinoto: The 411


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Mia Dinoto plays Erin on Crown Lake. We sat down with her to chat and get the full 411, scroll for everything we learned!


What scene--aside from crown lake--has been your favorite to film?

It was a scene in a horror film, Light in the Attic, where possessed stuffed animals attacked me!

How did you get into acting?

I’ve alway wanted to act ever since I was very little but there were no opportunities where I’m from in Maryland. So, when I got older and realized it was probably never going to happen I kinda gave up on that dream. However, once I gained a following on social media and grew connections with people I started coming to LA for social media events etc. and I started to think maybe I could finally follow my dreams and become an actress after all. I asked my social media managers if they knew any good acting coaches from LA who I could do facetime classes with. They said they knew someone so they gave me her email. I started doing classes with her twice a week for four hours for about a year! I came down to LA for a social media event and met up with my acting coach in person to do a self tape. I was so eager to start auditioning for things and she thought I was ready so she told me she knew a great acting manager I should have a meeting with. The manager thought I had potential and brought me on as a client. He had me come to LA for three months for pilot season and I’ve gained so much experience from auditioning to getting my first lead in a horror film! Long story short that’s how I got into acting!

What do you love about being on set?

Since I’m a new actor I love gaining the experience of what it’s like to work on a set. I truly learned sooooooo much from working on Crown Lake.

What do you hate about being on set?

I hate looking at all the good food! There where so many sweets I just wanted to eat everything! LOL.

What’s your middle name?

Nicole! My mom wanted it to be Bella but my dad thought Mia Bella sounded too fancy.

If you could be another character on a Brat show who would it be and why?

There are so many great characters on Brat it's too hard to pick just one!

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

I would love to have had my big acting break and be in numerous shows/movies! However, If It doesn’t work out I will definitely be working with animals! (I love all animals).

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not on set or working?

Gymnastics, dance, film videos, and most off all PLAY WITH MY DOGS!

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

LA, because there are so many opportunities here, and if I lived here I wouldn’t have to travel back and forth across the country all the time! (I would only want to live here if my family and dogs were here though!)

What’s your favorite tv show of all time?

The Office! It’s hilarious!

What’s your favorite 90s tv show?

SAVED BY THE BELL!

What’s your favorite movie of all time?

I love the Marvel movies!

What’s your favorite book of all time?

I like Sci-Fi books such as Hunger Games, Divergent, The Giver, and The Gender Games.

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

Let’s just say I’ve had A LOT!

If you could be a 90s icon for a day who would it be and why?

Honestly, I would just want to be any successful 90’s actress!

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?

My Family—including my dogs!

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

Depends on what kind of ice cream. But who am I kidding? I like ALL ice cream. It’s my favorite dessert!

What’s your favorite ride at Disneyland?

I don’t remember, I haven’t been in so long!

Before we wrap up, can you tell us one last fun fact about yourself?

I was a level 10 gymnast!


Watch Mia every Thursday at 3PM in brand new episodes of Crown Lake!