Karla currently portrays ‘Maya Avant Forrester’, the first transgender lead character on broadcast TV, on CBS’s Emmy Award-winning series “The Bold and the Beautiful”, a role which earned her a nomination for the 2014 NAACP Image Award. She is also the co-founder of 1:1 Productions, LLC., a film, TV & digital production company whose mission is to champion women of color in front of and behind the camera.
Karla combines her two passions, performing arts and social justice, to raise money and awareness for non-profit organizations. She was on the board of Covenant House, the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas providing shelter and services to homeless youth. As a celebrity ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association, she supports the organization’s campaigns for the prevention, improved access to quality treatment and increased research funding for eating disorders. Karla is also the Philanthropic Director of Ammunition Theater Co., an LA-based company composed of working Hollywood actors committed to fostering new, diverse work, fresh ideas and merging activism with art.