Carmen Perez is an actress, singer, songwriter, visual artist, filmmaker 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 for 6 years. 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, she moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career.
Carmen is currently recurring as Captain Vasquez on the Robert Rodriguez/Mark Burnett hit/Emmy-nominated TV series “Lucha Underground.” She has over 60 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, amongst others.
As a singer/songwriter, an instrumental chillout/lounge music piece “Pajarito,” she co-wrote/co-composed with Matt Powell will be in the Café Del Mar ~ Dreams 9 album, to be released October 31, 2016. She has had hits on Billboard's Top 40 Hot Dance Club Play & Top 10 UK Commercial Pop Charts, “Emergency” & “Overload”, and UK chart topper, the Super Stylers remix of “Run Little Devil.” She also released an experimental album (Collective Fantasy) in 2014. She is currently working on her next EP to be released 2017 & a few music collaborations, including with an international act called Fantastiques.
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. For more information on her artwork, please visit www.carmenperezart.com.
News & Updates
August 15, 2016 - As a U.S. Army Veteran, Carmen Perez was inducted into the American Legion - Hollywood Post 43 (Home Of The Stars).
October 25, 2016 - "Pajarito," a classical Spanish guitar & electric chillout/lounge piece of music Carmen co-wrote/co-composed with Matt Powell is in the next Café Del Mar ~ Dreams 9 album, to be released October 31, 2016.