Inés was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico to a Puerto Rican father and Dominican mother, and when she was four months old they moved to New York City. Growing up, she was usually on a bike, swinging from a tree, or in gymnastics competitions.

 

At NYU Tisch her theater training focused on devised theater. That interdisciplinary approach taught her to draw from her bicultural background, her athleticism, and her bookishness in her creative pursuits, and well, in how she thinks about everything: she is in her natural element playing with the boundaries of mainstream identities and culture.

 

Currently, that juju is focused on her TV, film, and voiceover work, and her forthcoming play, Bear, Woman. But when she’s not doing all that, she’s probably hiking, reading sci-fi and fantasy books, or eating dark chocolate.

 

Incidentally, Inés can run a 5k on her hands backwards—but don’t ask her to prove it.

 

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