Meet Our Actors: Irene Rivera

Keeping an eye on Majo is Mina, a look-a-like mastermind played by the fantastically suave Irene Rivera.

Name: Irene Rivera

Hometown: Castle Hill. Bronx, NY.

Favorite Role to Date: *** Nurse in Death of Bessie Smith, Edward Albee

Tell Us About Your Character: Mina is an impulsive passionate lover with an overwhelming curiosity. An absorber of information and master of imitation.

A Childhood Story that Explains Who You Are as a Person/Actor:
As a child, I tried not to let anyone see me cry. My inherited pride was strong at a very young age. Yet I remember that I always admired actors who were so vulnerable on stage and on camera. So, I bravely joined an acting class. One day, in class, I was in 7th grade, we were being introduced to sense memory, and my teacher called me up to the chair... I had never been so terrified in my life, thus far. As my teacher began to guide me through the process I felt the walls of my guarded self slowly crumbling down. I had publicly shared a very intimate story, while weeping uncontrollably in front of about 20 strangers. It was the most out of body experience I had ever had. And I knew then, that this art, was something I wanted to live for.

Something Untameable: My curly hair.

Diamonds or Love: Love. Always love.