ELISE ROEDENBECK VALDERRAMA
IS A PERUVIAN-AMERICAN ARTIST, WRITER AND ACTOR.
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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 four episodes of the improvised political game-show, Dumocracy
, hosted by Cyrus McQueen.
In 2018, her animated music video for Brooklyn punk band, The Tracys, premiered at Animation Block Party. The same year, her music video for synth band, Grub Worms, won the Judge's Wildcard Award at Quickie Fest.
In 2019, she wrote, produced and hosted a season of Ghost League
for Bleav Network, a paranormal podcast that blends storytelling with real historic events.
In 2020, her short play, The Immortal Jellyfish
, was chosen as an official selection of The Equity Library Theater Virtual Summer Play Festival and The Sparks Creative Works Women Writing Festival. Most recently, she wrote and starred in the short dramatic film, F* the M Train
, directed by Emmy nominated filmmaker, Peter Gagnon. Watch her perform in The Immortal Jellyfish
, alongside Mark Dunn of the Queen's Theater.