MARISSA CARPIO IS A FIL-AM ACTOR, WRITER AND PRODUCER.
Born and raised in Chicago, IL with family roots in Los Angeles, CA and Manila, Philippines, she has appeared in many commercials, a role on CBS' FBI and a supporting role the upcoming Netflix action-comedy THE SLEEPOVER, with Malin Akerman, Ken Marino and Joe Manganiello.
Very much that music theater kid growing up, she studied Mathematics at NYU while auditing acting classes at Tisch. After graduating, she helped build the North American branch of a global environmental NGO while undergoing 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.
After training at other NYC studios (Stella Adler, T. Schreiber, Anthony Abeson), 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 theater productions with Columbia University's MFA Directors under the supervision of Anne Bogart and Brian Kulick.
She continues to train with LA coach Joseph Pearlman (remotely!) and audition (remotely!), and is a part of the #MillenialClub on TikTok (bahaha). When not acting and creating, you can catch her doing Muay Thai or boxing, or watching every play, movie and TV show that she possibly can!