Thursday, April 25, 2013

04/25 Rene Peña Joins the Show

Rene Peña a native of New Mexico, started acting at the University of New Mexico where she earned a Theater Arts Scholarship. She has performed in several dinner theater productions, toured America as one of Cinderella’s nasty step-sisters, appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and entertained audiences in Germany and Italy where she won a Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in The Diary of Anne Frank. René filmed in the Oval Office alongside President Clinton and John Ritter in a Lifetime movie A Child’s Wish. She recurred on ABC’s hit show Private Practice as Gladys the Social Worker and some of her other credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Southland, Dexter, Parks and Recreation, Young and the Restless and Secret Life of the Am Teen. She is currently recurring on another popular ABC program, Scandal in which she plays President Fitzgerald Grant’s secretary, Louise. She has appeared in numerous national commercials including Cheerios, Home Depot, J.C. Penny and Cialis. Some of her print ads have been spotted in magazines, on billboards and even on Yahoo’s homepage. Traveling with Angeles is her first foray into writing. She plans to enter many Solo and Fringe Festivals around the country and she thanks everyone who has encouraged her, challenged her, listened, held her hand, and allowed her to dream!

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