Elise Valderrama (Roedenbeck) is a Peruvian-American comedian, writer, and director.
Presently, Valderrama works at Fusion Network, where she oversees creation of several tv and web segments, including Cluttered Mind and Abbreviated History. Previously, she was the New York bureau chief for Pocho.com where she created the political satire web series MiJA Weekly.
Born in Lima, Peru to Peruvian parents and Peruvian grandparents, Valderrama moved to the swamplands of Florida as a young child. After earning her BFA in animation she moved to NYC where she began her career as a stand-up comedian. She enjoys animal attacks, the works of Camus, and long walks on the beach (preferably without the sun in her eyes).