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 as a sassy doctor on CBS' FBI; as kooky Mrs. Patoc in the NETFLIX action-comedy film THE SLEEPOVER, with Malin Akerman, Ken Marino and Joe Manganiello; & in the DISNEY+ comedy sequel HOCUS POCUS 2, with the legendary witches themselves.
Catch her as the director having a meltdown in the popular "Krafty Kid" national commercial with Ryan Reynolds.
She appears in the White House Press Room as a befuddled reporter in the NETFLIX satirical dark comedy DON'T LOOK UP, in deleted scenes with Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill.
Marissa will appear in upcoming feature films for HULU / 20th CENTURY STUDIOS in 2023, and she most recently filmed a role in an original feature film supported by the Sundance Institute.
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 and has also enjoyed the stage, having originated a role in the play FALSE STARS, which the NY Times reviewed positively. She has workshopped new stage works for Obie Award-winning company Peculiar Works Project, the American Opera Project, The Tank NYC, NYTW, More Más Marami Arts, and more.
She continues to train with NYC acting coach Heidi Marshall, while experimenting with vegan Filipino recipes, learning French (and subsequently mixing up words with Spanish and Tagalog), memorizing all the works of Philip Glass on the piano, and watching a LOT of movies & shows... suggestions welcome!
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