Gabriela was born in Brazil and grew up in Portugal, where she attended an American International school. She speaks fluent Portuguese and English (with perfect Brazilian, Portuguese, and American accents).


While living in LA in 2019, she trained at UCB, Lesly Kahn & Company, and Toby Lawless. In New York, where she lived from 2015-2019, she completed workshops at Stella Adler, HB, Atlantic, and T. Schreiber. In Portugal, she took classes taught by Sergio Penna (Brazil) and Marie Brand (France), both with experience in film and television. 


Professionally, she has acted in an off-off-broadway production of "12 Angry Women" and several short films and commercials.


As an undergraduate student at New York University, Gabriela studied producing and psychology. She has worked at CBS Primetime Casting, Scott Rudin Productions, The Dragonfly Agency, The Dr. Oz Show, Whiteboard Pictures, Nomadic Films (in London), The Presidential (in Lisbon), and SP Televisão under the Portuguese soap opera "Paixão." She has also produced two NYU short films.