Carmen Gloria Pérez was born in The Bronx, New York and moved to Puerto Rico at the age of ten. She is a writer, award-winning actress, artist is a member of SCBWI, of the American Legion, SAG/AFTRA and a proud U.S. Army veteran.
She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Politics from George Mason University, has over 60 acting credits, including Nip/Tuck, Everybody Hates Chris and He’s Just Not That Into You, and has written, produced, directed and edited several short films and music videos, one of them selected as an Official Selection in Los Angeles CineFest. She won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama by the Valley Theatre League Artistic Director Achievement Awards (ADA) in 2003 for the play “Soldiers Don’t Cry” by Layon Gray – and most recently, just wrapped a Netflix/Nexiko series premiering 2021.
Carmen had two songs in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and UK Commercial Pop Charts (“Emergency” and “Overload“, and “Run Little Devil” in the UK Pop Charts, as Carmen Perez). Her last music EP “The Art Of Love” (as Carmen Gloria) was nominated Best Jazz EP by the Independent Music Awards 2019 and received wonderful reviews by The Smooth Jazz Ride & Jazz Reloaded blogs. “Pajarito,” a piece she co-composed with late British producer Matt Powell, is also featured in the Café Del Mar ~ Dreams 9 album.
Carmen has been writing stories as far back as she can remember, and after setting up her base in Norway in 2017, she decided to create her first children’s books series, the Kid Astronomy series, inspired by her love of space and motivating children to enjoy science & STEM. You can find links to reviews and more about them in the “Books” section of this website. Her recent article “Inspiring The Artemis Generation” is featured in the About The Author section of Latina Style Magazine – Issue January 2020.
Her paintings and artwork ~ The Art Of Love ~ have been created with an open heart and as a tool for igniting Self~LOVE. They have been exhibited in California, and sold internationally, including commissions.
In California, she has volunteered with several organizations supporting military veterans, the homeless, youth creativity & inspiration, among other causes and events.
Carmen speaks fluent Spanish, English, advanced level Norwegian (B2) & beginning Swedish. She works internationally.
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Contact at carmengperez [at] yahoo DOT com for bookings and art questions.