Carmen Gloria Pérez was born in The Bronx, New York and moved to Puerto Rico at the age of ten. She is a writer, artist, award-winning actress, 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; exhibited and sold her paintings in California; and 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 most recent 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. She has also written and released other pop music in the past as Carmen Perez.
In California, she has volunteered with organizations such as Pin Ups For Vets, Young Storytellers and Los Angeles Mission feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving, among other causes & events.
Carmen has been writing stories as far back as she can remember, and after moving to Norway in 2017, she decided to write children’s books and continue to create art. She wrote, illustrated and published her first children’s book series, inspired by her love of space, the Kid Astronomy series. First book is titled Thank You Mercury! and it has received great reviews by top children’s books blogs, such as The Children’s Book Review, Bob’s Books Blog, Love Reading 4 Kids and was even selected in the Top 100 Best New Space Books 2019 by Book Authority! Her second book in the series, Dear Pluto, has received great reviews by Bookworm For Kids and Bob’s Books Blog, and was featured in Vivian Kirkfield’s blog. Third book, The Moon Show, launched late November 2019, and has received great reviews by some of the top children’s blogs, Bookworm For Kids, The Children’s Book Review, Bob’s Books Blog, Love Reading 4 Kids & the Midwest Book Review. All three books have been reviewed by Patricia Tinbrook.
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, not just for herself, but for those who appreciate it.
Carmen is fluent in Spanish, English and speaks advanced level Norwegian (B2).
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Contact at carmengperez [at] yahoo DOT com for bookings and art questions.