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      Mahalet was born in the hilly Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa. The story goes she was a performer as soon as she left the womb. She danced at weddings, sang atop classroom tables and wove tall tales of the career in American movies she always knew she'd have.

     She immigrated to the U.S. when she was six, and the rest happened pretty much in accordance with how most immigrants pursue the American Dream. Keep your head down, work hard, play little. She excelled academically and matriculated from New York University with high honors.

     After working in television news for a wink over a year, she quit her job and starting focusing exclusively on acting. She committed herself to learning the art, putting in work and building a network. 

     The work continues xx

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