Carmen Pérez (who is now Carmen Gloria Pérez) is a writer, award-winning actress, visual artist, experimental filmmaker, musician and a U.S. Army Veteran. She was born in The Bronx, New York and raised mostly in Puerto Rico. At 17 years old, she joined the U.S. Army active duty for six years. After being stationed overseas, Alabama, 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.
As a singer/songwriter, her Latin-Jazz Fusion EP titled "The Art Of Love" was NOMINATED Best Jazz EP by the Independent Music Awards 2019 as CARMEN GLORIA, and has received raving reviews by Jazz Reloaded and The Smooth Jazz Ride blogs.
An instrumental chillout/lounge music piece “Pajarito"Carmen co-wrote/co-composed with late British producer Matt Powell was featured in the Café Del Mar ~ Dreams 9 album, 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 a few pop projects: Space Girl, Collective Fantasy, Carmen & House Of Experiments.
As an actress, Carmen Gloria Pérez has over 60 acting credits, and including recurring as Captain Vasquez on the Robert Rodriguez/Mark Burnett hit TV series “Lucha Underground” and on two Norwegian TV series. She won Best Supporting Actress by the Valley Theatre League Artistic Director Achievement (ADA) Awards for the play “Soldiers Don’t Cry” in 2003 by playwright Layon Gray.
As a visual artist, Carmen Gloria Pérez 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.
Her most recent work includes author & illustrator of children's books, starting with her Kid Astronomy Series, inspired by her love of space and astronomy, and her mission to motivate kids to learn STEM subjects, in particular astronomy. All three books (Thank You Mercury!, Dear Pluto, and The Moon Show) can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble & other sources online & have received rave reviews by top children's book blogs. You can find links to the reviews & book trailers at www.carmengloriaperez.net/books. She explains further her passion for education and astronomy for kids in her January 2020 article featured in the Latina Style Magazine 'About The Author' section.
She was recently named Veteran Of The Day by the Department of Veterans Affairs - Vantage Point blog.
You may visit http://www.carmengloriaperez.net for more up-to-date information.
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