Gabriella Cirillo

MC - Johannesburg
Gabriella Cirillo


Gabriella worked as an MC from 1996 within numerous casinos in and around Gauteng. At the same time, she ran a small Events company called Pink Carrot Projects, producing small events and fashion shows.

From 2001 – 2006 Gabriella started and ran gCasting, a casting company where her and her long time friend and associate, Stanimir Stoykov cast numerous commercials, TV series and Feature Films, including Straight out of Benoni and The Lab for which they won a Santa award with Moonyeen Lee for Best Ensemble cast. gCasting also assisted Janet at Traffic CT for the Jhb casting of “Hotel Ruanda”.

Dynamite comes in small packages and this fiery little Italian is full of Passion and Spirit. Gabriella studied Drama & Performing Arts at Pretoria Tech from 1992 – 1995, where she specialised in Acting, Movement and Dance. She went on to become Miss Italy in South Africa in 2000. Gabriella is a familiar face on Television and has had numerous roles in South Africa and Internationally.

Egoli, The Wild and the BBC’s Wild at Heart to name a few. Most recently she played a shady lawyer on ETV’s Rhythm City. She has been seen in various commercials and Magazine Covers over the years, the most recent being the Spar commercial, DSTV and Linctagon.

She studied and trained as a Latin American and Ballroom Dancer and achieved her Bronze Social Dance Teachers qualification but continued to dance as a Silver qualified medalist.

Gabriella is a Mom to three little girls, affectionately referred to as “The Whirlies”, “They’re my little whirlwinds”, she says.

Most recently, Gabriella was involved in Producing, choreographing and Co- Directing “Boylesque”, a Burlesque show, with Stanimir Stoykov, which was performed at numerous venues in South Africa and “Welcome to Burlesque” in which she performed at Carnival City.

Gabriella once again combined her talents and passion for this industry, with her team, to enable clients to “Get the Performance” that they require, when they opened Casting company, “The Casting Couch” in 2015.

Gabriella is currently one of the leads in SABC3’s new weekly show, entitled “Bedford Wives, in which she plays a character called “Gigi”. Gigi is a feisty, yet rather filterless woman, who is driven mainly by her desire to secure a future for her son.

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