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 early, when my mother enrolled me in a Spanish speaking theatre group next to my house when I was 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, as well as directing an original piece at the B&O Warehouse. After a workshop with SITI Company in 2002, and a brief stint back in Spain, I decided to attend Columbia Universitiy to pursue an MFA in acting. There I studied with incredible teachers Kristen Linklater, Andrei Serban, Anne Bogart, Brian Kulick, Larry Singer, Niky Wolcz, and many more.

Since graduation I've worked in theaters in NYC and around the United States, performing Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway with companies like Caborca, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, and Classic Stage Company, and well as many LORT houses like Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, 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 for several theaters in NY, most habitually for St. Ann's Warehouse, as well as for Columbia University's Graduate Theatre program.