Born in Sydney, Australia, to father William James Mason and Finnish mother Marja-Leena Malinen, Felicity’s interests led to acting when she first performed at Pymble Theatre, Sydney as the child actress of the production “McCarthur House” at age 10. Raised by a family of enthusiastic amateur theater actors her mother, father, aunt, uncle and grandparents all performed in various theater productions, with her mother Leena co-writing and directing a play based on the history of Fairfield City. Felicity was trained by her grandfather Veikko Malinen, founder of the Finnish Art Society in Kotka Finland and in early 1990 took on a career as a full time visual artist. During this time she was commissioned for several artworks and exhibited in various cafés, restaurants, mixed exhibitions, art galleries and printed and sold works on greeting cards. Upon suggestion, to further fund her career as an artist, Felicity joined a modeling agency but found her casting mainly for television commercials. In 1997 she joined an acting agency and was soon appearing in numerous productions. This led to several short drama courses and in 1999 Felicity joined The Actors’ Workshop where she graduated with an associate diploma of acting. Further to her tuition, she completed an intensive screen-acting course at the prestigious NIDA University, Sydney New South Wales. To date Felicity’s body of work includes film, theater, TV, musicals, documentaries, corporate and music videos, cartoon voice characterization and short films. In 2002, Felicity deferred her studies in Fine Art at Griffith University, QLD to play the lead role of Rene in the feature film, Undead. Felicity is also the first Australian actress to play the lead in a Bollywood film (“Hollywood” 2004). Filming Hollywood she was required to perform choreographed dance routines as well as act and sing in the Indian dialect Kannada. The film was shot in both India and Australia. In 2005 Felicity held a solo art exhibition at Fox Gallery, Brisbane. The show was a sell-out attracting over 400 guests, the largest attendance for the gallery. Felicity now lives in New York City and continues to pursue her art and acting career.
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