Yareli Arizmendi was born in Mexico City. High School took her to The Academy, a boarding school in Atchison, Kansas. University summoned her to California to the University of California, San Diego, where she finished her BA in Political Science and her Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre. An actress and writer, Yareli sums up what motivates her:

"My responsibility is to move people to THINK with their heart, FEEL with their mind ... and viceversa."

 

RESUME

FEATURES

FAST FOOD NATION –- Rick Linklater
A DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN -  Starring – Sergio Arau
BLOODY PROOF – Starring – Gabriel Beristain
EL GRITO – Starring – Gabriel Beristain
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE  -  Starring -   Alfonso Arau
THE BIG GREEN  -  Starring - Holly Goldberg Sloan - Disney
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL  -  Jon Avnet - Warner
GUNFIGHTERS MOON  -  Larry Ferguson - Rysher
LOVE ALWAYS  -  Cameo - Jude Pauline Eberhard
BEVERLY HILLS COP 3  -  John Landis - Paramount
LA MERA FRONTERA  - Starring Role  -   Louis Hock
TELEVISION
House – Guest Star – FOX
Medium – Guest Star -NBC
LAX – Guest Lead –NBC
Strong Medicine – Guest Star - Lifetime
Threat Matrix – Guest Lead - ABC
Century City – Guest Star - ABC
7th Heaven – Guest Lead – WB
Six Feet Under – Guest Star – HBO
The Agency – Guest Star- ABC
“24” -  Guest Star - Fox
AMERICAN FAMILY – Guest Star - PBS
THE BROTHERS GARCIA – Guest Star - Nickelodeon
MISSING PIECES - Co-Star - HALLMARK ENTERTAINMENT
SHADOW HOURS – Supporting – Columbia Pictures TV
NOTHING SACRED - Guest Lead – ABC
WAYANS BROTHERS – Guest Star - WB
GIVE AND GO - Guest Star - NICKELODEON SPORTS THEATER
MURDER ONE - Guest Star - ABC
NYPD BLUE  -  Guest Lead  - CBS
AN AMERICAN FAMILY  - Series Regular  -  UPN (pilot)
CHICAGO HOPE  - Guest Star  - CBS
THE CISCO KID  - Co-Star  -  TNT
NOSTALGIA MALDITA: 1-900-MEXICO  - One woman show  -  PBS

THEATRE

THE HUNGRY WOMAN: MEXICAN MEDEA  - Lisa Wolpe  - MARK TAPER FORUM
NOSTALGIA MALDITA: 1-900-MEXICO - Luis Torner  - National Tour
PENNY ENVY/ La Envidia del Penny - Sergio Arau  - California & Colorado Tour
LA MUERTE VIENE CANTANDO  - Jose Luis Valenzuela  - California, Nicaragua
LA FIACA    William Virchis  - Old Globe Theatre
NORA  - Jorge Huerta  - New York Shakespeare Festival
TRAINING - Master of Fine Arts: University of California, San Diego
Acting: Anne Bogart, Luis Valdez, Jorge Huerta, Luther James, Bill Glover Voice: Jean Lighthall, Teri Cannicot   Dance: Royal Academy of Dancing (13 years)/ Jazz (8 years) Fluent Spanish & dialects, singer, voice over & looping, gymnastics

 

TRAINING - Master of Fine Arts: University of California, San Diego

Acting: Anne Bogart, Luis Valdez, Jorge Huerta, Luther James, Bill Glover Voice: Jean Lighthall, Teri Cannicot Dance: Royal Academy of Dancing (13 years)/ Jazz (8 years) Fluent Spanish & dialects, singer, voice over & looping, gymnastics.