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, 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 has even had two songs in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and UK Commercial Pop Charts (Emergency and Overload, as Carmen Perez). Her most recent music EP The Art Of Love was just 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 moving to Norway in 2017, she decided to continue writing, creating art, and acting, launching her first children’s picture book series (Kid Astronomy) as an author and illustrator in 2019. The first book Thank You Mercury made the Best New Space Books 2019 list by Book Authority.