Hello everyone! My name is Marlene Villafane, and I am from New York City. I am an, actress, singer, and songwriter. I am Hispanic.I was born and raised in the Upper West Side. As we say around here, NuYorican. I attended LaGuardia H.S. of Music & Performing Arts, and I then went on to study and graduate from Manhattan School of Music. After that, I did a couple of international tours with Living Art's "Porgy and Bess" as Clara and Livent's Australian tour of "ShowBoat" as Julie as well as ensemble which was alot of fun
I returned back to the states right after. I am looking forward and excited to doing consistent work; musicals, film, and television projects. I'm plugging away with perseverance, and hardworking, focused, and easy to work with. I love creating.I love people. Needless to say, you'd have to in the business of performing. I receive tremendous inspiration from family and people all around to push for the next level. I am grateful for my mom, dad and family, for there constant love, & support in my endeavors as an actress and singer
My dramatic and musical inspirations while growing up and in present day to name a few are Rita Moreno, Natalie Wood, Carol Burnett, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Audra McDonald, and Madeline Kahn. Musically, I would say a wide range of artists such as singers Celia Cruz, Paulino Rubio, La India, Shirley Bassey, Whitney Houston, Lisa Standsfield, Desiree, and Toni Braxton.