Gabrielle Maalihan grew up in the city of San Francisco, California. Surrounded by the artistic community of the Bay Area, Gabrielle began performing as a young child and went on to attend the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts as an acting major. To further pursue her studies, Gabrielle moved to Chicago to earn her BFA acting degree from the Theatre School at DePaul University. She most recently performed at the Theatre School’s production of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen as Tilly. She is currently in her last year, and looks forward to further explore the acting community of Chicago. As a first generation Filipino American, Gabrielle is proud of her roots and strives to find opportunities to represent her community.