About Irene Rivera

Born and raised between the Lower East Side and the Bronx, Irene is a Meisner trained actress working in independent film, new theater with emerging playwrights, and comedy for new media. 

Irene's passion for acting sparked at a young age. She attended LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and the Performing Arts as a drama major. Post graduation, she went on to study the Meisner technique at the Maggie Flanigan Studio, where she recently completed her Two-Year Conservatory training. With an eagerness to grow in her craft, she’s presently studying Improv at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade.

Most recently Irene has appeared as Rita in the indie feature Worst Friends (Level 33 Entertainment), Mina in the immersive theater production of Untameable (St. Paul’s Hall), and as Lucy in the first full length play by Edward Allan Baker, Sonny Under the Assumption (Aki Studio Theater). Currently, Irene is working on the indie film Wombanhood, an exploration of healing and women's reproductive health.

In addition to her love for acting, Irene grew up with a passion for Salsa. She trained professionally with Nelson Flores and his company Descarga Latina, and has had the opportunity to travel the world performing in multiple Salsa Congress events. You may find her on her nights off at a local social, dancing the night away.