Coffee. Animals. The Arts. Van Life.
Miranda was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her MFA from the Actors Studio in New York, her BA in Theatre & German from Chico State, and studied at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. She moved to New York City at 22.
After years of being a working actor, she began creating her own work, the result being the full-length play Greasemonkey, in which she originated the role of Mara in its world premiere in NYC, and for which she was nominated for a Princess Grace Award in Playwriting. Greasemonkey was awarded the Puffin Grant to be adapted in a feature film. It will be shot in and around the Bay Area.
Her next play, St. Francis, was a semi-finalist again for Princess Grace in 2015, and debuted at New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), directed by Stephen Brotebeck. The play was published in Applause Books' "The Best Plays from American Theatre Festivals 2015" and "Contemporary Monologues For a New Theater" in 2017.
Miranda and longtime collaborator Stephen Brotebeck helmed the professional production of John Minigan's Breaking the Shakespeare Code at the Greenhouse Theater in Chicago in June 2014, followed by its New York premiere with the New York International Fringe Festival, August 2014; she also recently played Anna in the 2019 NYC revival of Shakespeare Code.Her one-woman show Good & Kissed premiered at the Midtown International Theatre Fest in NYC in 2017, and was performed at Capital Fringe in Washington DC in July 2019 and as a fundraiser in February 2020 at Firehouse Center For the Arts in Newburyport, MA.Her piece, The Shark Play made it to Final 12 at the Sam French OOB.
In 2020 she left NYC and began traveling the country in her trusty van, Mathilda, while also producing Back Porch Theater.
In 2021 she starred in Jim Dalglish's feature film Teacher of the Year and won Best Actress at Film Festival International, London.
She sets all her stories in and around the Bay Area. Miranda runs on cats and dogs, coffee, the Hallmark channel and true crime. She is a member of both AEA and Dramatists Guild. Her plays can be read on New Play Exchange. She splits her time between DFW, Cape Cod and Northern California.