Carmen Perez actress, singer, songwriter, visual artist and a U.S. Army Veteran. She was born in Bronx, New York and raised mostly in Puerto Rico. At 17 years old, she joined the U.S. Army active duty. After being stationed overseas and in Washington, D.C., becoming a Sergeant by the age of 21, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Politics with a minor in Legal Studies at George Mason University, and then taking an actor’s workshop, Carmen discovered that her heart truly belonged to Art and Creating.
Carmen has over 50 acting credits and won Best Supporting Actress by the Valley Theatre League Artistic Director Achievement (ADA) Awards for the play “Soldiers Don’t Cry” in 2003. She has had starring roles in He’s Just Not That Into You, Nip/Tuck, Everybody Hates Chris, General Hospital, Irene In Time, amongst others.
As a singer/songwriter, she has had two songs ‘Emergency’ and ‘Overload’ in both the Top 50 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and Top 10 UK Commercial Pop Charts (MusicWeek) & Top 50 in Soundworks Pool (San Francisco) with Dauman Music/Federal Universal. Her song “Don’t Wanna” was used in feature film “Mr. Engagement” and in TV pilot “East L.A.”, along with another one of her singles “Dance.”
As a visual artist, Carmen has been acclaimed for using bold edges and vibrant colors and is continuously inspired by her experiences and world travels. She has exhibited her artwork in the Los Angeles area and sold artwork on both the United States & internationally, including art commissions.