Peres Owino is a Kenyan born Actress/Standup Comedian/Writer & Director. She has starred in over two-dozen plays, playing 3 of theater’s most coveted roles, *“Hamlet”*, “*Lysistrata” *and *“Lady MacBeth”*. She is a multiple award winner and an LA Ovation Award nominee. Her recent credits include a lead role in Simon Brand's feature film *“Default” *in theaters 2012, a co-starring role in the FX TV show “*Terriers*” and directing her original play CUT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, an official selection of the REDCAT Fall Studio.
Peres is currently directing her new documentary “*African versus African Americans: Healing the silent sibling rivalry”* coming out Spring 2012. This fall she will appear in the play “*Red Noses*” directed by Dominique Serrand at the Actors Gang Theater, the film *Malaika* directed by German director Boris Schaarschmidt, and her non-fiction novel, “*On The Verge*” is now available on Amazon or Barnes and Nobles online. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter at "Peres Owino" or follow her blog: here