Luis Moreno

Actor - AEA, SAG-AFTRA

 

I was born in New York City to Spanish parents, and grew up a city kid in midtown Manhattan. I started acting when my mother enrolled me in a Spanish speaking theatre group next to my house at the age of four. I grew up bilingual; I spoke English at school and Spanish at home. I would travel frequently back to Spain to visit my extended family, and at the age of 13, moved with my family to Madrid. I kept acting in school plays, and ultimately as well as outside school, in Madrid's community theaters. 

In 1996, I came back to the US to attend Bard College, in upstate NY, where I double-majored in Drama/Dance and Philosophy. After college, I moved to Portland, Oregon, where I worked with indie theater companies Liminal, defunkt and others. After a workshop with SITI Company, and a brief stint back in Spain, I returned to NYC to attend Columbia Universitiy's MFA Acting program, graduating in 2006.  I studied with teachers Kristen Linklater, Andrei Serban, Anne Bogart, Brian Kulick, Larry Singer, and many more.

I've worked in theaters in NYC and around the United States, performing Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway with companies like Red Bull Theater, Classic Stage Company, Caborca, Nature Theater of Oklahoma and well as many LORT houses like Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Kansas City Rep, Two River Theater, and Cincinnati Playhouse.  

In 2009, I began to record audiobooks and since then have almost 40 under my belt, reading varied works in English by authors such as Cervantes, William Burroughs, Carlos Castaneda, and e e cummings, among others. 

 In 2013 I started to to work in Film and TV, starting with the feature film "Home" by Jono Oliver, and the short "Zzzzzzz" by Tarik Karam, which was selected for Tribeca 2013. Since then I've been lucky to work on network TV shows such as Person of Interest, The Good Fight, Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, Mysteries of Laura and Daredevil. 

When not acting, I work as a freelance stagehand and theatrical electrician for several theaters in NY, most habitually for St. Ann's Warehouse, as well as Columbia University's Graduate Theatre program.