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mattie jo


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Actor. Writer. Shameless Oversharer. 


Mattie Jo grew up the youngest daughter of four kids in a Midwest, wholesome, Christian household. She lived in Branson, Missouri. which was a lot like being on a kitschy, yet charming movie set all the time, but a movie set nonetheless. Now a professional actor and writer, she's ready to book that Hallmark Christmas movie so people back home know she's really made it.


Whether she's the confident, sensible RA on campus, or the playful, yet focused  young mom/wife, she is your reliably optimistic dirty blonde who is always doing damage control. She is loyal, optimistic, caring, witty, and grounded. 

Mattie Jo has starred in multiple independent short films, new media, and stage productions. Additionally, she enjoys storytelling through a comedic personal blog about coming to terms with her identity as a 20-something purity-ring-wearer in Manhattan (pssst it's a blog entitled God, Sex, and Rich People). She is currently writing a book and developing a TV series based on the same title. 

Mattie Jo has an extensive background in fitness and athletics. Special skills include singing Broadway tunes while doing pull-ups, and posting photos of her abdomen nobody asked for (also ending joke sentences in a preposition). 

She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Missouri State University and is a member of Actors Equity. She continues ongoing acting training The Anthony Meindl Studio, and has trained one-one-one with award-winning writer, director, producer Harris Doran. 


Connecting Recovering Evangelicals, One Shameless Overshare at a Time

Designed to entertain New Yorkers and Middle Americans alike with highlighting the nuanced details of navigating adulthood as a New York City actor from a Midwestern Evangelical background. From purity rings, to sex with pop stars, and learning not to hate myself, I share the honest, raw, and comical realities of figuring out faith, fucking, and how to be famous already. 

Subscribe to get the latest updates on God, Sex, & Rich People : A Recovering Evangelical Testimony. Whether it's interviews, cover art sneak peaks, pre-sale links, or launch date calendar saves, you'll be the first in the know of all things GSRP! 

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Mattie Jo has a ton of amazing Book PR she's compiled for you here:

Interviews with the New Evangelicals Podcast, Indoctrination Podcast,  Erica Smith, Evangelical Pastor turned hot dad we all love to watch/listen to Brian Recker, 
and more!
She also has some fun Instagram reels she spends way too much time on so please
like, follow, and share!

Mattie Jo's debut theatrical release is happening thanks to Lionsgate!
See her in Unsung Hero, chatting with Candice Cameron at the Christmas feast (one step closer to that Hallmark Christmas film!) April 2024.

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Mattie Jo is teamed up with two-time Tribeca Film Festival selected team Keylee and Micah Sudduth of Bob Billiams Productions to write, direct, produce, and star in a series based on her blog God, Sex, and Rich People. Premiered at the Omaha Film Festival in 2023. You'll be able to watch it soon, promise. 

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ASTEROID now Streaming on Amazon Prime and Vudu!
Starring Cuyle CarvinMattie Jo Cowsert, and Miley Rose.
Written and directed by Dylan Avery.

Mattie jo starred in The Culling Short Film. Written and directed by Cuyle Carvin, Produced by Otsego Media and Salem House Films. 

The Culling Short Horror
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"When you want to fuck him so bad but he makes it impossible to justify."
Not This. 
Written/produced by: Mattie jo Cowsert
DP'd by: Chris Skiles
Starring/Directed/Edited By: Gui Agustini

Mattie jo is currently starring as Louise in the feature horror film, Ouija Witch. Now streaming on Apple TV, Peacock, Tubi, and Roku. Directed by Robert Michael Ryan.


Mattie Jo modeled for the Loulette Lingerie social campaign

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