Marci Hopkins is the creator and host of Coffee With Marci. Marci has always been driven by her creative side and she quickly found her true passion in television at the Art Institute of Houston.
She started her career at Paramount 20 Century FOX and quickly climbed the corporate ladder serving multiple roles within the Programming group. Ultimately, Marci had the opportunity to move to Los Angeles to serve as the Director of On-Air Promotions for FX Network. A cross-country move to New Jersey with her family led Marci to train with John Pallotta in New York City, followed by training at Actors Connection, Actors Technique, along improvisation training at The PIT. Marci saw immediate success in front of the camera and was hired for several Discovery ID Network programs, some amazing Independent Films, Indie Films, web series, commercials, and TV Pilots.
Marci then found her true calling and harnessed her talents for acting, television programming, and community leader while also spotting a trend and created a talk show titled “Coffee with Marci.” Marci found that Facebook has a great platform to connect with her audience. CWM is also on “NJ on AIR”, a digital streaming network available on Roku, Apple and Android.
What motivates you everyday?
What motivates me everyday is the ability to provide a platform to give a voice to others and empower and educate women. Knowing that this helps to spread others services and/or mission and makes a difference is a blessing. Others stories and success can inspire peoples lives and give them inspiration. Seeing how this has made a influence for others keeps me motivated and keeps me moving forward.
What would you write to your younger self?
If I could write a letter to my younger self I would tell myself to never give up, you can make a difference, and believe in yourself.
What was your biggest accomplishments?
I’d have to say that one of my biggest accomplishments is spreading the mission of Access Family Services. The show enabled these women to touch others and allowed them to raise the funds necessary to open the doors to this safe haven for battered women.
How do you spend your free time?
When I’m not shooting the show I am with my family and children. I’m a mother first and I’m blessed to have two beautiful kids.
Thank you, Marci.