Shana Mangatal is a published author/actress/model and entertainment industry veteran. She is best known for writing the best selling memoir, “Michael and Me”, which details her memories of her exciting times with superstar, Michael Jackson.
In addition to Michael, Shana has also worked alongside some of the biggest names in talent, music, film, and television, including magician David Copperfield, Magic Johnson and Boyz II Men.
Shana started her career, in the 1990’s, as an actress, appearing in a variety of films and television shows, including House Party, Hairspray, Family Matters, A Different World, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, and two of Michael Jackson’s short films, Ghosts and Is This Scary. Additionally, she starred in Tupac’s “Unconditional Love” music video, in which she was personally cast by Death Row President, Suge Knight.
In 2021, Shana has been busy making her mark behind the scenes. She made her directorial debut with two music videos for R&B icon, Howard Hewett, “That’s Christmas”, and, soon to be released, “To Thee I Pray”. Both of which were shot entirely on her IPhone. And, at the age of 50, Shana returned to her acting/modeling career, starring in UFC Star, Kevin Casey’s music video “Eternity”.
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To learn more about Shana Mangatal visit her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/shanamangatal/