Biography

Born and raised in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California by her single mother. Reena learned at a very young age the value of diligence, persistence, and that having your own vision could help one rise above the challenges faced daily.

As a child, she played various roles appearing in "Married With Children," "7th Heaven," "Clueless," "Beverly Hills 90210," and later in years,             "iCarly." She did national commercials, such as Snapple and Coca Cola. As she grew older, her face was seen in Best Buy, Intel, Samsung, Sprint and Baskin Robbins commercials.

Her first audition and acting job was working with the late rising superstar, Aaliyah. It was on the set of "Journey To The Past" for the animated feature film, "Anastasia" that Reena had no idea what an  impression Aaliyah left on Reena,  just by them two hanging out on set.

In her pre-teen years, Reena trained early on with the legendary Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler Acting School. AS a young adult, she matriculated with Playhouse West to learn the art of the Meisner technique.

She's worked with Italian film director, Giorgio Serafini in an action film with Dolph Lundgren and Billy Zane. She has also worked with Actor/ Director, Nick Cannon on a film called “School Dance” playing ‘ Fantasy Girlfriend’.  Reena worked alongside, Norman Reedus in an indie film directed by Patrick Hoelck called ‘Blak Hat’. Reena is no prejudice in the independent film market, she has worked with up and coming filmmakers on their passion projects. Besides acting, Reena likes to write. She co- writes her own content (In example: Reena Clone Blog Series), a feature length film called ‘Captured’ and a couple short stories

In the early 2000s, she contended in The Miss Teen Asia-USA and was awarded the title of Miss Photogenic. 

In print- modeling, Reena has been featured in various ads with sports brands, ASICS, PUMA and NIKE. 

Reena not only has high esteem for the Arts, she is also well rounded in scholastics and received her BA in Communication Studies.

Reena's mom instilled philanthropy characteristics at a young age. Since childhood, Reena and her mom would send LBC boxes to the Philippines with clothes, cans, shoes, accessories. With all these efforts in aiding to the Philippines and being a representative as a Filipino actress in the Los Angeles community, she was a recipient of the Young Ambassador of Goodwill Award for her achievements in her community in 2014.

Reena still resides inLos Angeles. She enjoys hiking in the mountains, spending time with her family, creating and painting art on canvases,  creating new music, and hanging out with the good company ofher friends.



Artistry

After her scholastic achievements, gradually dabbing into the art realm, Reena debutedher art show at Downtown Art Walk. Shortly after, there was a two year hiatuswhere she didn’t want to paint or touch a brush.  At the latter of those couple of years, a newinspiration sparked inside her interest in painting again, she worked in herhome and several Air BnB's she used as private 'getaway's to paint. Her current series “Hollywood Icons of 1990s: Gone But NeverForgotten.” In the Summer of 2016 Reena came back full swing with her firstsolo art show exhibiting twenty pieces of her new work at the Stone Malone Galleryon Melrose Fashion District. To introduce some of her past viewings, her pieceshave shown at RAW artists, Street Art Fair International, and AC Gallery, to mentiona few. 


Music

Reena has a few singles streaming on internet radio sites, such as Apple Music, iHeartRadio, Spotify and more!  A few singles you can listen to are, Freakshow, Shoparazzi,and Wifi. Reena co writes her music with music producer, Andrew Lane. In Spring of 2017, she released a cover song of “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany and released it as     “AloneNow”. Reena did her first live performance of her song 'Wifi' at the Street Art Fair International Pop Up Show in June 2017. She is currently finalizing some music for her EP in September 2017.  Reena is lookingforward to performing more shows!

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