Julissa Roman is an actress and voice over artist from Peru. She has been working professionally in NYC for more than ten years. Julissa has performed leading roles (in English and Spanish) at some of the most renowned Off Broadway theaters. She interpreted LUZ at the legendary La MaMa Theatre, collaborating with the award winner playwright and activist Catherine Filloux and directed by José Zayas. She was part of the cast of NANAS, directed by Tatiana Pandiani, presented at the IATI Theater and at LATEA Theater. NANAS had two sold out runs and was widely covered by the Spanish media. Julissa has worked at the Westport Country Playhouse Connecticut in a residency developing the new play TORERA by Monet Hurst-Mendoza. Julissa won an HOLA Award for outstanding cast performance in NANAS and was nominated for an ACE and an ATI Award for Best Actress for her role as Mishna in LA NIÑA QUE MORIA A CADA RATO presented at Repertorio Español.
In film, she performed next to Keanu Reeves and Ana de Armas in the feature film EXPOSED (Lionsgate). She is part of the TV Series WE SPEAK NYC directed by George LaVoo (Real Women Have Curves). She was part of NUEVA YORK produced by Discovery Channel. Most of her short films have been featured at film festivals, including TriBeCa FF, HBO Latino IFF, San Diego LFF, Human Rights FF Argentina, Latino FF Belgium, Short Shorts Festival Mexico, FEMCINE Chile, among others.
She is proudly part of the HB Studio alumni as well as a graduate of the Hagen Teacher’s Lab and feels very passionate about teaching Uta Hagen’s techniques. She teaches part-time on faculty at The New School.
Julissa is represented by DDO Artists and is working with Irene Cabrera to take her career to the next level.