About Tijuana Ricks

Tijuana Ricks made her directorial debut with The Vampire Leland. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama where she was awarded both the Rebecca West Memorial Scholarship and the Herschel Williams Prize for Outstanding Ability in Acting.

As an actor, Ms. Ricks has performed in numerous film, television and stage productions alongside some of the great in the industry such as the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney, Voila Davis and Dustin Hoffman. She is also an accomplished voiceover artist with a 2013 Grammy nomination for spoken word for her work as Michelle Obama in the First Lady’s audiobook, American Grown.

As a producer, Ms. Rick’s first short film, “Human Resources: Sick Days Are Not A Game” premiered at LA Comedy Fest and went on to be an official selection for Soho International Film Festival, St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, HollyShorts Film Festival, St Louis International Film Festival and Atlanta Film Festival where she was named “A Filmmaker to Watch”