Malynda Hale is a singer/songwriter, actress, entrepreneur & activist. She has utilized her voice and social media presence as a creative influencer to effect change within social justice, female empowerment, LGBTQ+ rights, veganism, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
She currently hosts her own podcast called #WeNeedToTalk that focuses on important topics in politics, entertainment, religion, society and cultural trends. Through one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions, #WeNeedtoTalk drives home the message that "Everything begins with a conversation." Additionally, she serves as a worship leader at Harmony Toluca Lake Church where she co-hosts a bi-monthly discussion group called Courageous Conversations. This discussion group focuses on social justice from a Christian perspective and encourages call-to-actions for its participants. With a passion for storytelling and creating platforms for others. Malynda has created the Black Voices Heard Project, an ongoing video and photo series that seeks to amplify the experiences of Black Americans. Through this project, it is her hope that the negative perceptions of the Black community will be dismantled and the door will open for more understanding and empathy.
Malynda was born and raised in sunny Santa Barbara, California where she began singing at just five years old. At the age of seven she learned to play the piano, and by nine years old she was writing her own music. Malynda's love for music and desire to make a difference in the world have led her to be recognized many times for her work. She won “Best Female Vocalist” at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Best Pop Music Video at the Indie Music Channel Awards, and she has been a headliner for the NAMM show on the main stage and for the Sennheiser stage. She has opened for artists such as Tyrone Wells, Ernie Halter, Levi Kreis, OTOWN and Smokey Robinson and has toured the world as a guest entertainer on cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Regent, and Celebrity. As an actress she has appeared in stage productions of Once of This Island, Dreamgirls, and Bye Bye Birdie as well as numerous national commercials and the Lifetime TV Network movie " A Hunt for Truth" alongside Willa Ford.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and dog.
She is the owner of JMV Music Entertainment and a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and NARAS.