Born in Bronx, New York, Eileen enjoys quite an eclectic background: her father is Puerto Rican and her mother, although born in NY, comes from a mix of Cuban 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. Strongly connected to her Latin heritage, she made it a priority very early on to learn Spanish. Eileen is passionate about children’s television, especially the world of Animation. Eileen is most proud of her association with Nickelodeon’s “Dora The Explorer” (Emmy Award Winner), Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb” (Emmy Award Winner) and the long running PBS Science show “Newton’s Apple”. On stage Eileen appeared opposite the legendary Chita Rivera in “The House of Bernarda Alba”, the critically acclaimed world premiere of “Chavez Ravine” with Culture Clash (Mark Taper Forum), “Girls Talk” opposite Brooke Shields 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 completed four film projects in 2013, the comedies “Body High” by Joe Marklin, “Hello, My Name Is Frank” by Dale Peterson and the shorts “Caprichosas” by Jose Solomon and “Girl” by Vanessa Kelly, all due out in 2014.
Eileen is an advocate for animal rescue and regularly fosters and rehomes full bred dogs. Don’t shop-Adopt.