Shades of Blue on NBCI'm very excited to be joining the cast of Shades of Blue on NBC. It premieres January 7th. My character, Lorena (Miguel's mother), is introduced in the last episode of the season. It's a steamy new drama starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta.
AdriftI just finished shooting the film Adrift starring Lauren Velez produced by James Manos Jr. I played the part of Sorida. Adrift is a drama about a mother's persistence to save her youngest son.
Nature's Miracle OrphansDon't miss the premiere of Nature's Miracle Orphans on WNET 13 that I narrated. Part 1, Second Chances, airs Wednesday 9/23 at 8pm and repeats early Friday 9/25 at 1AM and Saturday 9/26 at 5pm. Rescue center caregivers help wild baby orphans - a koala, a wallaby, and a sloth - get back on their feet. Part 2, Wild Lessons, premieres Wednesday 9/30 at 8pm. Special help with survival skills for a baby two-toed sloth, a kangaroo, and a fruit bat.
Alternatino Web Series for Comedy CentralJust shot the pilot for Alternatino, a new web series for Comedy Central starring Arturo Castro. #Alternatino #ComedyCentral Coming soon.
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Fair Market Value the MovieHad a blast shooting the comedy Fair Market Value. I played the roled of Missy Goya. Directed by Kevin Arbouet. facebook.com/pages/Fair-Market-Value/379028598967709
Custody The MovieI loved working with director James Lapine on the film Custody. This drama stars Viola Davis, Ellen Burstyn, and Hayden Panettiere. I played the role of Joyce. There is not a release date set yet. @CustodyTheMovie
Chris Rock Film Top Five Premiering December 12Don't you love Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson? Check out Top Five, premiering December 12. I play the part of Gladys.
Fugly Available on Vimeo On DemandDon't miss the hilarious John Leguzamo film Fugly. I play the part of Moms, Leguzamo's mother. I hope you get to see it. Enjoy.
Orange Is The New BlackDon't you love Orange is the New Black? You can see me in season 2 in the role of Lourdes, and I'm currently shooting season 3. Big surprises in store!
Saint George on FXTo see me play Alma on Saint George, tune in every Thursday at 9PM EST on FX. I hope you enjoy and thanks for watching!
The Angriest Man in BrooklynComing out soon. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. I play the part of Jane, Robin Williams' secretary. Here's the trailer.
The New FX Series St. George Premieres March 6 at 9PMI am very happy to announce that I will be working on the new series St. George starring George Lopez. I will be playing the series regular role of Alma, George Lopez's combative, feisty mother. It will air on FX. Stay tuned. http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/nia-long-divide-wetv-shaun-toub-tin-man/
The Second Season of Orange is the New Black Will Air in Spring 2014Very excited to be working on Orange is the New Black. I play the part of Lourdes and have some very intense scenes but it's a surprise. You'll have to watch!
Like Sunday, Like RainJust wrapped the independent film Like Sunday, Like Rain. It was a pleasure working with Debra Messing, Leighton Meester and our director Frank Whaley.
The Untitled Chris Rock MovieHaving a blast opposite Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson in the new hilarious Untitled Chris Rock movie. I am portraying the part of Gladys.
A Special Recording: VoicelessI just recorded a special song called "Voiceless" with two other Broadway talents. All proceeds go to animal charities. I am very excited about it. Here is the link: http://www.broadwayvoiceless.com/
The Place Beyong The Pines TrailerCheck out the new movie I'm in, The Place Beyond The Pines, premiering soon.
50 Best Latino Singers of All TimeWow! I'm on the list: http://www.latina.com/entertainment/music/best-latin-singers-pop-stars-all-time?slide=33
Trouble in the HeightsHere is the link for one of my latest movies, Trouble in the Heights. - http://troubleintheheights.com/
The Killing of Sister George Opens at the Long Wharf Theater in New HavenThe Killing of Sister George opened Wednesday December 5 to a packed house. Olga Merediz has been enjoying sharing the stage with Kathleen Turner. The run is until December 23.
Olga Merediz, as the neighborhood clairvoyant, Madame Xenia, has some fun scenes, which she carries off with panache. - Theatermania
Olga Merediz is the effervesent and slightly mad, Madame Xenia, a constantly intrusive clairvoyant who lives in the same apartment building as June and Childie. Merediz functions as the "nutty neighbor/nutty friend" comic relief comedies depend on. - Curtain Up CT
Ms. Merediz enlivens her character with a sharp flourish, even if you wonder what play she wandered in from. - Hartford Courant
Olga Merediz offers nice contrast as the exotic Madame Xenia, the psychic who lives downstairs from the couple. - New Haven Register
Olga Merediz joins Kathleen Turner for The Killing of Sister George at Long WharfOlga Merediz will be playing the role of Madame Xenia in the upcoming production of The Killing of Sister George alongside Kathleen Turner.
The Angriest Man in BrooklynOlga is currently shooting the film The Angriest Man in Brooklyn alongside Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, and Peter Dinklage, directed by Phil Alden Robinson
Wall to Wall Gertrude's Paris at Symphony SpaceOn May 5, Olga participated in Symphony Space's exciting annual gift to New York City: Wall to Wall, a 12 hour free marathon that recreated a special time in Paris. It was a unique literary, musical, and visual experience in which you immersed yourself in the romance, magic, and mystery of Gertrude Stein's special era in Paris.
Phaedra Reading at MTCOlga was delighted to participate in a reading of Adam Boch's new play Phaedra for MTC, directed by Trip Cullman for the 7 out of 7 Series at City Center on March 19.
Pan Am Airing Sunday Nov. 13 at 10:00pm on ABCOlga plays a first class passenter on route to Venezuela in this 1960's throwback of the glory days of the iconic airline. The episode is called "Unscheduled Departure", directed by Millicent Shelton. Also guest starring Aaron Diaz.
Olga Merediz Wraps Derek Cianfrance's Latest Feature FilmOLGA MEREDIZ, Tony Award Nominated Actress for In The Heights, has signed on to play along side Ryan Gosling (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) in the feature film The Place Beyond The Pines. The film also stars Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) and Eva Mendes (Hitch); Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) directs.
A reading of the book "It Chooses You"Olga will be reading selected shorts of the book It Chooses You by Miranda July at Symphony Space Wednesday November 16th at 7:00pm. This is an unusual Selected Shorts evening which will present conversations between actors and Miranda July from her new book. It Chooses You is about Miranda's encounters with people whose for-sale ads in the Pennysaver newspaper she answered. At the event, Miranda will talk about the book, set up the conversations, show images from the book and recreate the conversations with actors playing the people in the book.
The evening will be recorded. The broadcasts are heard in New York on WNYC 94 FM on Saturdays from 10-11pm, and on WNYC AM820 on Sundays from 1-2pm.
Olga Merediz sings on Mac Gollehan's newest jazz CD: Oddyssey of NostalgiaOlga Merediz sings Two Sleepy People and Gloomy Sunday on Mac Gollenhon's new best selling jazz CD: Oddyssey of Nostalgia. Available at Amazon.
Review by George Fendel:
Trumpet-trombone player Mac Gollehon displays considerable versatility on his latest release. As the album title indicates, the tunes chosen here represent a nostalgic journey of songs form the past. As an example, three of them, "Brother Can You Spare A Dime", "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen", and "Gloomy Sunday" are songs associated with the Great Depression. Other tunes from a bygone era include Artie Shaw's rarely heard "Nightmare"; Hoagy Carmichael's "Two Sleepy People" and Harold Arlen's "Over The Rainbow." There's even a rockin' Bessie Smith thing called "Dirtynogooder Blues." Several songs are sung by Olga Merediz who accounts for herself quite admirably. Gollehon is a player who seems to have "one foot in the blues" and is visited here by sympathetic cats like Melvin Sparks, guitar; Ronnie Cuber, baritone saxophone; and Bill Easley, clarinet and alto saxophone. Suffice to say, this is something of a potpourri of nostalgia, and definitely has some good moments. American Showplace Music; 2011; 45:18