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Katie Chonacas On: Being a Rebel With a Cause

Katie Chonacas (@Chonacas) is a Greek international actress, filmmaker, voice actor, author, host of the She’s All Over the Place podcast, and musician. Katie discusses with me how she because a rebel with a cause in our interview.

Katie globalized network television, landing roles on top series such as CSI New York-Cold Case, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Law and Order. The author, actress, musician, voiceover artist, and social media influencer has crossed paths with Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Nicolas Cage, and Gary Sinise, just to name a few. She is also an artist who uses her love of creativity to spread hope and love.

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What I Discuss With Katie Chonacas About Being a Rebel With a Cause

  • Katie talks about becoming an international actor who went from passion to profession.
  • How that experience launched into being a voiceover artist and getting the nickname “cartoon Katie.”
  • Why does she feel so strongly about mental health and staying true to her morals and values?
  • She outlines her tangible steps to achieve any goal you want to accomplish in life.
  • Why she wants to be a leader and role model for future generations.
  • We discuss her new podcast season focusing on women’s empowerment and divine feminity.
  • Why she is doubling down on NFTs.
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]m!
  • And much more…
EP 109 | A Rebel With a Cause | Katie Chonacas | Passion Struck Podcast
EP 109 | A Rebel With a Cause | Katie Chonacas | Passion Struck Podcast

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More About This Show On A Rebel with a Cause with Katie Chonacas

And I’m sure a listener who’s tuning in to this would be sitting here thinking, Katie has got all of this. She’s an actress. She’s friends with Jennifer Aniston. She knows Nicolas Cage. She doesn’t have bad days. And I think what people fail to realize is we all have bad days. I ask Katie about this and what has allowed her to become this authentic, vulnerable woman we hear on today’s show?

Katie Chonacas quote on how life is a journey of showing up from the passion struck podcast

Katie explains, “It’s honestly a journey, and I’m still growing through it. It’s a transition. And it’s a continuum. And that’s the beautiful thing about life. You have these awe has moments. But it’s a daily practice to show up for yourself. It’s how we respond to what happens. So for example, a lot of people they don’t want that scary bad thing to happen or that breakup or to be alone or that thing because of how tormenting it was.

But we’re not going to react to it how we once were because we have evolved and grown so much. We’re not going to react to in the same way. So Although it may be a scary place to go to, we don’t have to react how we once did. And in our minds, we think we’re going to do that’s the fear. But we’re actually going to have God’s grace and the tools that we’ve learned from listening to podcasts and people like Abraham Hicks, Carolyn Myss, Dr. Joe Dispenza, and Gabor Ma Tei, who demystify trauma and how we’re all traumatized.

We live in the day of information, and actually knowing the knowledge, then hacking it and applying it. We’re not alone; we don’t have to grieve alone. We don’t have to do the hard days alone. We are taught to isolate, go to our room and cry, put our head in a pillow and cry, and be alone. But it doesn’t have to be like that.”

Thanks, Katie Chonacas!

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 Introducing Katie Chonacas and new programs
  • 3:48 Athletic Greens and Ten Thousand
  • 6:50 The influence growing up in Michigan had on her life
  • 11:38 How cross-country influence who she is today
  • 18:53 Her advice for aspiring actors
  • 21:01 How she got the acting bug
  • 24:10 Better Help Online Therapy
  • 25:54 How Katie Chonacas became a rebel with a cause
  • 33:12 How she became known as “Cartoon Katie.”
  • 41:21 We discuss her celebrity prototype
  • 45:45 How being an empath has helped her career
  • 49:14 Shapeshifting her energy
  • 54:31 Don’t feel guilty about your past
  • 57:00 She’s All Over the Place podcast
  • 1:01:16 Why everyone should pay attention to NFTs
  • 1:06:35 Who is SAINT KYRIAKI
  • 1:10:33 Women empowerment coupled with the divine femininity
  • 1:11:48 Lightning round of questions

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About this Episode’s Guest Katie Chonacas

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Katie Chonacas is a globally outstanding Greek-American actress with over two decades of experience in the Hollywood entertainment industry. She began her career as a classically trained actor, model, poet, producer, painter, and philanthropist at an early age. Katie rapidly gained a reputation for her natural beauty and went on to work for prominent companies. Her modeling career quickly led her to Los Angeles, where she relocated full-time and discovered a true love for acting.

After dominating in modeling, appearing on television, and working with famous stars in cinema. Katie opted to pursue her love of music, and landed a deal with 50 Cent and G-Unit, superstars in the music industry, and went on tour with them throughout Spain and South Africa. She also starred in a number of popular music videos, like P! nk’s “Who Knew”, Hilary Duff’s “Stranger” and The Chemical Brothers’ “The Golden Path”, to add to the list.

She made her television debut on CBS’s CSI: NY, Cold Case, FX Network’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Law & Order SVU to name a few. She appeared in films such as A Perfect Getaway with Milla Jovovich and Steve Zhan, Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas’ The Code, as well as a sensual scene with Nicolas Cage in Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.

Katie works as a professional voice-over actor specializing in cartoon animation voices with her branded name Cartoon Katie. She brought to life characters such as Soup from the popular international video game Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2, Georgia as Nancy Drew’s best friend in Nancy Drew’s Codes and Clues. Katie has a raspy golden voice such as Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, Demi Moore. She aims to be on the pulse of all the brands and upcoming brands in the voiceover commercial industry.


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