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ABOUT MARISSA

MARISSA CARPIO IS AN ACTOR & STORYTELLER BASED IN NEW YORK CITY.

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, with family roots in Los Angeles, CA and Manila, Philippines, Marissa has appeared in many commercials, a role on CBS' FBI and as Mrs. Patoc in the NETFLIX action-comedy film THE SLEEPOVER with Malin Akerman, Ken Marino and Joe Manganiello.

Marissa recently filmed a fun role in a feature film, to be released on NETFLIX in Dec 2021.

THINGS PEOPLE SAY ABOUT MARISSA:

"Good looking people who are also very silly are my favorites." - a very funny guy

"...a beautifully resonant voice, exudes authority and femininity." - a very British guy

"... [has] a weird talent for saying the most horrible things in the nicest way possible.  I'm writing more lines for [her]." - a very talented playwright

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Very much that music theater kid growing up, she studied Mathematics at NYU while auditing acting classes at Tisch. 

 

After graduating, she underwent her professional acting training with Terry Knickerbocker at the William Esper Studio while working to build the North American office of a global environmental NGO.  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 reviewed positively.

She continues to train with NYC acting coach Heidi Marshall, while experimenting with vegan Filipino recipes, learning ASL & French (and subsequently mixing up words with Spanish and Tagalog), crocheting some killer knits and watching a LOT of movies & shows... suggestions welcome!