Gizel Jimenez, Triple Threat
Growing up, Gizel Jimenez had no idea she would wind up a successful and celebrated actress. Painfully shy, she couldn’t imagine performing in front of a live audience, much less making it a career. But that all changed after Gizel got her BFA at the University of Florida’s New World School of the Arts. She never looked back – and has worked ever since. Her credits include: Olivia, the teenager estranged from her mother, an undocumented immigrant in the acclaimed Off-Broadway show, ‘Miss You Like Hell.’ Gizel played the Mistress in ‘Evita’ and Rosalia in a National tour of ‘West Side Story.’ Regional Theater includes roles in ‘Oklahoma,’ ‘In The Heights.’ She’s also appeared on HBO’s ‘Divorce,’ ‘Law & Order SVU,’ and ‘The Tale of Two Jimmy Chins.’ This is an open, honest, emotional conversation with one helluva creative woman.