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mattie jo


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Actor. Writer. Polly Pocket Gladiator. 


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 New York City based actor, comedian, and storyteller, 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 (ah yes, she sings too!) 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. 

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the latest

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. Currently in the festival circuit! Stay tuned for updates. 

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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. Directed by Robert Michael Ryan.


Mattie Jo modeled for the Loulette Lingerie social campaign

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