Morgan Lariah graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Antioch University Los Angeles. Always seeking roles that are challenging and enriching married with a deep desire to help shift the way women are often portrayed in the media, she began to write and produce her own works in 2011. Her first short film, 2-Star, premiered at the East End Film Festival and went on to screen at festivals around the world. 5th Passenger marks her first feature film as co-writer, producer and actress. The 5th Passenger screenplay made it to the second round in the 2012 Austin Film Festival and won Best Feature Screenplay, 2nd Runner-up at the 2012 Fantastic Planet Film Festival.