Ms. Santiago has been blessed with a powerful training background in film,theater,television and voice over industry. Recently, she has taken on the role of strong police officer, Susan Kotes, In The Bryan Lawrence Story. Ofelia Alcalar, in Anna in the Tropics, and as track reporter,Diane Godwin in the independent feature, Adrenaline. Where she has also taken on a co-executive producer credit as well as casting and multiple crew duties.
She has been invited as a guest artist to the Sundance Institute Filmmakers Lab for 5 consecutive years. During her years at Sundance, she was mentored by distinguished Oscar and Emmy winning actors/directors such as, Robert Redford, the late, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Joan Darling. She has studied voice over with award winning casting director, Ginny McSwain and voice over producer, Leigh Gilbert.
Some of her popular credits include, multi award winning,Disney's High School Musical 1, as the Chem Teacher,in the recurring role of the villain, Carlina, in 3 time Southern Emmy, nominated kids daytime T.V. show, The Rusty Bucket Kids. Also several voice over credits and commercial credits .
Ms. Santiago is bilingual speaking Spanish as well as English. She is proud of her Puerto Rican heritage. She grew up in Kearns,Utah with her parents and her 8 siblings(5 sisters and 3 brothers). She is the youngest. She is married to producer, Del Baron and have 2 beautiful children.They live on the East coast. When available Ms. Santiago teaches acting to at risk youth. She looks forward to her next character in a role that she can sink her teeth into.
Name: Irene Santiago
Lives in: Wilmington, North Carolina
Occupation: Actor, Host/presenter and Voice Actor
Film by Adrenaline Films LLC./Joseph Q. Simpkins & Alex Chatfield Principal
Secrets and Lies Pilot
Television by ABC/Charles McDougall Lab Tech
Where Are You, Bobby Browning?
Film by Alexander Films/Marc Hutchings Supporting
The Bryan Lawrence Story
Film by StoneTable Films/Donald Leow Principal
First Citizens Bank - First Job
Commercial by Tiny Elephant Mom Principal
High School Musical
Television by Disney/Kenny Ortega Chem Teacher
The Rusty Bucket Kids, Daytime T.V Show EMMY® Nominations