Carmen Gloria Biography
Carmen Gloria was born Carmen Gloria Pérez in The Bronx, New York and moved to Puerto Rico at the age of ten. She is a writer, artist, award-winning actress, and a proud U.S. Army veteran (served 6 years active duty from the age of 17). 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 playwright/director 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 recently wrote and illustrated her first children’s book, inspired by her love of space, titled “Thank You Mercury!” (the first in the Kid Astronomy Series).
Now based mainly out of Norway, Carmen has worked as an actress on two Norwegian TV series; a comedy titled "Det Kunne Vært Verre" recurring as Sofia, and a featured role in NRK TV series "Magnus." Carmen Gloria is fluent in English, Spanish and speaks intermediate/advanced level Norwegian (B2 level).