Marissa Carpio was born and raised in Chicago, IL with family roots in Los Angeles, CA and Manila, Philippines.​  As an actor, she appeared on CBS' FBI and a supporting role the upcoming Netflix action-comedy THE SLEEPOVER, with Malin Akerman, Ken Marino and Joe Manganiello.

She studied Mathematics at NYU while auditing acting classes at Tisch.  After graduating, she worked briefly in finance then helped build the North American branch of a global environmental NGO to save funds for her artistic pursuits.  She began her professional acting training with Terry Knickerbocker at the William Esper Studio, where she also studied with the legendary Bill Esper in his Master Acting Class.


She has since earned numerous roles in film & TV, such as the award-winning independent feature IN A NEW YORK MINUTE with Ludi Lin, Celia Au and Pei-Pei Cheng.  She has also enjoyed the stage, having originated a role in the play FALSE STARS, which the NY Times called "packed with young talent"; as well as performing in experimental theater productions with Columbia University's MFA Directors under the supervision of Anne Bogart and Brian Kulick.  

She currently splits time between New York City and Boston.