Elise Valderrama is a Peruvian-American actor and writer.

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 and later studied acting at T. Schreiber Studio. 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 music video for synth band, Grubs Worms, won the Judge's Wildcard Award at Quickie Fest 3. Her animated music video for Brooklyn punk band, The Tracys, premiered at Animation Block Party in the summer of 2018. She also produced and hosted a season of the paranormal investigation podcast, Ghost League on Bleav Network.

Most recently, her short play, The Immortal Jellyfish, was chosen as an official selection of The Equity Library Theater’s Virtual Summer Play Festival 2020. Watch her perform in the virtual rendition HERE!

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