More Than You See 2.10 – Shelley Regner: From “Pitch Perfect” to…? Mental Health in the South and the Hollywood Rollercoaster 

 July 20, 2021

By  Deborah Lee Smith

More Than You See 2.10 – Shelley Regner: From “Pitch Perfect” to…? Mental Health in the South and the Hollywood Rollercoaster

So excited to have actress, Shelley Regner, on the show today for episode 10! This is our last interview of the season and Shelley could not have been a better guest! Shelley Regner is an actor, singer, and every now and then dancer from Louisiana who has lived in Los Angeles for almost 10 years. She is most notably recognized for her role as the Bella “who’s literally been here thewhole time,” Ashley, in the Pitch Perfect franchise.

She earned her B.A. in Theatre Performance from LSU and has continued to perform live throughout her career in both regional and national productions. Credits include UMPO’sA League of Their Own, Unauthorized Jennifer’s Body Musical, Cruel Intentions Musical, and more. She is an original member of Disney’s D Cappella, performing the first national tour and the Hollywood Bowl. Shelley’s most recent film role in the dramatic thriller, Adverse, starring Mickey Rourke and Thomas Ian Nicholas can be seen nowon digital and DVD. Shelley is an advocate for mental health, body positivity, and a huge lover of coffee and dogs.

Shelley and I talk about what it was like growing up in the South and dealing with mental health issues and depression. She is very open about her journey in Hollywood from booking Pitch Perfect to struggling for jobs after that. Shelley and I discuss the importance of therapy, how our families impact our mental health, and much more!

Learn more about Shelley by following her on Instagram!


Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing…

I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See.

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Deborah Lee Smith

Hi there! I'm an actor, producer, and writer who is devoted to storytelling and mental health awareness. After struggling through my own mental health, I found that non-traditional resources, like the ones we explore on More Than You See, helped me immensely get through my dark times. Thus, this website and podcast were born! I look forward to helping you gain agency over your mental health journey as you build your own toolkit of resources, tips, and ideas. Because you never know what might help pull you out of the darkness, and we are all More Than You See.   

Deborah Lee Smith

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