Actress Leni Rico has many talents. She’s not only a talented actress, but also was a professional athlete at one time. She was a professional basketball player for 11 years in her native country of Spain, yet she first started performing as a child in small neighborhood plays. Her true passion was always acting, though she loved playing basketball professionally and excelled at it.

Leni shines on the red carpet of the Golden Globes
Leni shines on the red carpet of the Golden Globes

Once she made the choice to go into acting full-time, she enrolled in the best acting, modeling and dancing schools in southern Spain. She soon started rapidly booking roles in film and pilots.  On a trip to Miami, she booked a role in a soap opera and she seriously thought about pursuing her acting career in the states. Soon she moved to LA.  “I chose LA because it´s the best place for actors,” said Leni.

Leni on set right before a shoot
Leni on set right before a shoot

Since she moved to LA, she has hit the ground running with many bookings and shoots. She also just signed with Avant Artists for representation. Recently Leni was one of the principals in the award-winning short film, For the Birds.  “It was a great experience. What a professional cast and crew with such accomplished Iranian actors and behind the scenes professionals. And it was based on a very sad, real life story. I also got to learn a bit of Farsi from the cast and crew on set,” said Leni.

This busy actress has a number of upcoming projects in the near future including the feature film City Limits, where she will play Myra opposite Bai Ling and Eric Etebari. She will play the role of Gloria in Who killed Jimmy Gumdrops, a feature film by Johnny Williams. She is also playing the lead role of Sarah in the touching romantic film Sarah and Eddie. Leni is also starring in Way of the Urban Soul as the lead opposite Lydia Cornell as well as Psychic Vision with David Fernandez. If that wasn’t enough, she’s acting in Revelations starring Eric Roberts and Emilio Roso as well as Love is All You Need with Ana Ortiz, Briana Evigan and Elisabeth Röhm. The sky is the limit for this talented actress.

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Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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  1. Leni was so great to work with on the Revelations set! She is an inspiration to all of us!

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