Bernadette Perez is a
Multi-ethnic, LGBT,
Los Angeles-based
Actress originally from
East Chicago.
She began as a stage Actress
at the age of twelve. Her first
professional role was playing
Edna Arkins in Lynda Barry's
"The Good Times Are Killing Me",
a pre-adolescent girl's coming of age story during a time of racial integration. While continuing stage work, she won the Original Oratory Optimist Speech Contest (just like Julia Roberts did as a young girl). This only pushed her to further continue working as an Actress. She had an opportunity during that time to work as an Actress in events such as pARTners Performing For Life, raising awareness and funds to find a cure for the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This idea of being able to use her craft and voice to make a difference in the world that excited her. Eventually, she moved to New York where she landed a small role in her first film. A few months later, she booked the lead in a potential Television Pilot filming in Las Vegas. After completing filming on the Pilot, she moved to Los Angeles and began studying at an Arts Conservatory. She currently works in Film and Television, and regularly campaigns for equality in the LGBT community, at-risk youth, and diversity and inclusion in the film industry.