SAG-AFTRA    ~    Bilingual, Talented, Determined ACTRESS in New York City              

EDNA LEE FIGUEROA

I'm a Theater, Film, TV and Voice Over New York based actress born in Humacao, Puerto Rico on September 26th which it makes me a Libra. I moved from Puerto Rico to North Carolina, where I worked with Burning Coal Theatre Company for 2 years until I moved to New York in 2009.

As soon as I set foot in NYC I began working with Boundless Theatre Company and Teatro Círculo (Associate Artist & Production Staff). Adding to my list of artistic collaborations, working in English and in Spanish: Producciones El Barrio in which I co-produced, co-directed and co-lead “Santa Bárbara es una femme fatale” by Camila Monclova & Mariana Monclova; Spanish Theatre Repertory (company member); The Internationalists; PopUp Theatrics (company member); Working Theater, and Media Killed Productions, among others.

I have been awarded by the Association of Latin Entertainment Critics of New York (ACE) for my performances in the film "Medardo" (Ecuador-Holland production) with a Special Distinction Award 2016 and for “Carmen Loisaida” by Eva Cristina Vásquez in 2014, also got a 2014 HOLA Award for this same play. Best Supporting Actress 2016 Award for my performance in the play "Los titingós de Juan Bobo" by Carlos Ferrari, and nominated (2016) for my performances in the monologue "Láyel" by Joselo Arroyo (which I co-directed with Karina Casiano), and “The House of Bernarda Alba” (2011) by the Independent Theatre Artists (all plays produced by Teatro Círculo.)

I had a Guest Star role in a scene with Ben Chaplin, Michael Imperioli, Romany Malco and Steve Zahn in Amazon’s “Mad Dogs” directed in July by Clark Johnson and in October 2015 by Uta Briesewitz and Ted Griffin. Performed in “Julian and Romero" written and directed by Alex Pérez, as part of the 2015 Fringe NYC Festival, and at the 9th International Festival of Performing Arts in Cuenca, Ecuador with the Spanish Theatre Repertory Company in "The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife" by Federico García Lorca (play currently on stage, season 5th). I have been performing for 3 years in “La casa de Bernarda Alba” by García Lorca also at Spanish Theatre Repertory in NYC.

I hold a BA in Theater from the University of Puerto Rico and a MA in Arts Administration from Turabo University. I lived my years in the University of Puerto Rico between the Travelling Theatres directed by Dean Zayas and Rosa Luisa Márquez. I began working in professional theatre since college and continue until this day. Some theatre companies with whom she had collaborated in Puerto Rico: Deikélestai (co-founder), Cuarzo Blanco, Contraparte, Alfonsina, and El Secreto Mundo, among many others.

I carry experiences in my backpack of over 40 plays, series, sitcoms and movies for television, films and voice over. To summarize, I have 22 years as a professional actress in my hands. I'm a SAG-AFTRA and Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors member. Had a supporting role in the Puerto Rican film "Maldeamores" (Lovesickness) produced by Benicio Del Toro, directed by Carlitos Ruiz and Mariem Pérez and a featured role in "Main Street" in a scene with Orlando Bloom directed by John Doyle.

I'm a grammar freak, a translation geek and love my sister to death. I do not stop; I rest sometimes to regain strength. I was born for acting and I will do it until the day I die.


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