Born in Chicago, Eli T. Peña moved to St. Augustine, Florida at the age of twelve. His talent was recognized by actor/director Charles S. Dutton who cast him in "First Time Felon."
In 2005, Peña returned to the screen in "The Celestine Prophecy" under the guidance and influence of world-renowned director Armand Mastroianni. Peña was on set every day at Mastroianni's side to study directing scene by scene throughout the entire filming.
Peña's most recent projects include, "Walk on Water" (2011) "Not Even the Devil" (2011) "Bless Yer Heart" (2015) and "Your Worst Nightmare" (2020)
Eli has also made an appearance in a music video performed by Latin artist, Carlos Luciano.
Peña currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Independent Spirit Award - Orlando Film Festival
Rondo Hatton Award - Best Horror Film - The Tampa Film Review
Best Short Film - Central Florida Film Festival
1st Place Winner & Audience Choice Award - St. Augustine Five Minute Film Fest