Creator | Cultivator
Lou Ella Rose is the lead singer and founder of Filipino folk fusion band, SamaSama Project. A musical theater actress for Repertory Philippines and Tanghalang Pilipino in Manila and Theaterworks in Singapore, she dabbled in Philippine Television acting in soap operas, the Knowledge Channel, and ABS-CBN's Wansapantaym. If you lived in Manila in the early 2000s, you’ll recognize her in the widely popular Selecta Sundae "Jolex" and Lucky Me Spicy Hot Mami TV commercials. Lou is a newscaster for Chicago Philippine Reports on Cable TV throughout Chicagoland and writes for Via Times News Magazine on happenings, celebrity features, Filipino culture, food, and travel. Having a passion for understanding facts through data, she is also an established IT Manager for Data Analytics at BCBS-IL. As an active community leader, Lou is an alumni and President Elect of Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO). She is passionate about sharing Filipino culture in the modern world and supports all outstanding Filipinos around the globe.