Elise Valderrama is a Peruvian-American comedian, writer & animator.
Peruvian-born, Miami-raised, Elise Valderrama (born Elise Valderrama Roedenbeck) came to the United States from Lima at age 5. She studied at UCB while attending the School of Visual Arts. In 2013, she helped launch the ABC/Univision joint venture, Fusion Network. Elise worked both on-camera as a correspondent in addition to off-camera as a writer and producer. Most notably, she co-wrote and produced the humorous Fusion documentary, The Search for Sexy with Sex Nerd Sandra.
Elise has an extensive background in comedy, having performed stand-up since 2010. She was also a writer and performer in the sketch comedy group, Fine Funny & Female (though she generally has a mistrust of anyone who refers to women as females).
Her experimental thesis film, I Can't Remember the Future, won the White Poplar Award at the China International Student Animation Festival and more recently, her short film, "Cold Feet" won the Judge's Wildcard Award at Quickie Fest. Her animated film, "Here We Go" premiered at Animation Block Party in the summer of 2018. Currently, she hosts the paranormal investigation podcast, Ghost League on Bleav Network.
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