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Doreen Calderon

Company member of Ripley Improv, Los Angeles.
Most recently, Doreen debuted her character, “Nana Topaz”, in Season 5 of the CW’s Riverdale. Other TV credits include This Is Us, All American, Animal Kingdom, The Big  Bang Theory, etc.. She’s also done national commercials and just wrapped a horror film with Tobin Bell (AKA "Jigsaw").
Originally from Chicago, she performed during the “Golden Era of Improv”, with ImprovOlympic, UCB (before it was UCB), Boom Chicago (in Amsterdam), and toured  with The Second City. She studied under such folks as John Favreau, Mick Napier and  yes, Del Close. She got her Equity card playing opposite Ted Levine (“Buffalo Bill”,  Silence of the Lambs) in Steppenwolf Theatre’s production of El Salvador. 
On the L.A. stage, she performs with Cold Tofu Improv, the nation’s first Asian American improv & comedy group of which she is a company member. Leading up to that, she dedicated two years to stand-up comedy, premiered countless new plays, and repeatedly graced the Cavern Club Celebrity Theatre, elbowing her way backstage through wigs, taffeta and drag queens.
Offstage, her professional hobby of dream interpretation - Cellar Door Dreams - feeds her love of symbology and the non-physical world.
Through her company, The Recognized Actor, Doreen provides private and group  coaching as well as on-line workshops to support and nurture her fellow artists.  “Recognize Yourself and the World Recognizes You”.  
YouTube: @Doreen Calderon
Facebook: @DoreenCalderon @TheRecognizedActor @CellarDoorDreams
IG: @doreen_calderon @the.recognized.actor 
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