Born in Bronx, New York, Eileen enjoys quite an eclectic background: although born in NY, she comes from a mix of Cuban, Puerto Rican and Spanish blend. Her mother’s family stepped foot in the US in 1868 following the tobacco trade as cigar workers, first in Key West, then finally settling in Ybor City (Tampa), Florida. Eileen has had a varied career including performances on the stage, film, television, animation, commercials, and as a television host. She is most proud of her 17 year association with Nickelodeon’s “Dora The Explorer” (Emmy Award Winner) playing Dora’s Mother – which continues in re-runs. Eileen was also part of Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb” (Emmy Award Winner) for 8 seasons and its sister show “Milo Murphy’s Law”. A few of Eileen’s theatre highlights include appearing opposite the legendary Chita Rivera in “The House of Bernarda Alba”, the original production of “Chavez Ravine” (Mark Taper Forum), “Species Native To California” by Dorothy Fortenberry and “The Clean House” at International City Theatre in Long Beach, CA, for which she won the 2011 Garland Award for Best Featured Performance. Eileen’s film appearances include the indie comedies “Body High” by Joe Marklin, “Hello, My Name Is Frank” by Dale Peterson and the multi-award winning animated short “Mosquito: The Bite of Passage”. Eileen is an advocate for animal rescue and regularly fosters and rehomes full bred dogs. Don’t shop-Adopt.