Mexican-American filmmaker and actor, Sonia Mena, is one of the most exciting talents to watch both in front and behind the camera.

On screen, Mena most recently appeared in Apple TV+’s sci-fi series “Invasion” and Hulu’s coming-of-age series “Love, Victor.” Mena is perhaps most well-known for recurring on season 3 of HBO’s 1970s-set drama “The Deuce” as Xiomara. Their other credits include HBO’s “Search Party,” Comedy Central’s “Alternatino with Arturo Castro,” and Focus Features’ “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Mena has amassed numerous credits on stage including New World Stages’ off-Broadway production of the hit comedy “Puffs,” Ars Nova’s “I Love Sean,” and The Flea Theater’s drama “The Place We Built,” among others.

An award-winning filmmaker, Mena starred, co-wrote, and co-produced the short “Freezerburn,” which won the Audience Award for Best Short at the 2021 San Francisco International Film Festival. They have also developed new material with The Playwrights Realm, Primary Stages, The Lark, and Miami New Drama.

Mena identifies as Gender Queer and uses they/she/he pronouns. They are passionate about telling stories that challenge the status quo and are currently the co-founder of SALTY a Los Angeles-based film collective dedicated to radical visibility in front of and behind the lens. Mena will be releasing the short “¡RABBIT!” with SALTY, which will appear on the film festival circuit in 2022.

Mena is a Bay Area native and holds a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College.

Mena currently splits time between Los Angeles and New York

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