ELISE ROEDENBECK VALDERRAMA
IS A PERUVIAN-AMERICAN ARTIST, WRITER AND ACTOR.
Peruvian-born, Miami-raised, Elise (Roedenbeck) Valderrama came to the United States from Lima at age 5. She attended UCB while studying Video Performance Art at the School of Visual Arts and later studied acting at T. Schreiber Studio.
In 2013, she helped launch the Disney-ABC/Univision joint media venture, Fusion Network. Elise worked both on-camera as network talent in addition to off-camera as a writer and producer.
Her most notable work while at Fusion includes co-writing and producing the humorous documentary, The Search for Sexy with Sex Nerd Sandra, as well as writing and co-hosting the improvised political game-show, Dumocracy, hosted by Cyrus McQueen.
Her short play, The Immortal Jellyfish, was chosen as an official selection of The Equity Library Theater Virtual Summer Play Festival, The Sparks Creative Works Women Writing Festival and the Players Theatre Short Play Festival 2023.
In 2022, she wrote and starred in the short dramatic film, F* the M Train, directed by Emmy nominated filmmaker, Peter Gagnon. F* the M Train premiered at the NYC Indie Theater Film Festival, hosted by the New Ohio Theater. The film also received a Best Director nomination at the Festival of Cinema NYC. Watch it here.