Hi guys! I’m Iris Almario. I’m an actor working and living in Hollywood.
Here’s a bit about me…
I’m a native New Yorker of Colombian, Puerto Rican descent who moved to Los Angeles to pursue more work as an actor. With preparation and luck on my side I booked a guest star on a network show just four weeks after moving. It was my first time shooting on a studio lot and so much fun! A great way to get started on the west coast.
Way before the idea of relocating to Los Angeles, I had worked in many facets of the industry. From being a professional jazz dancer, to being crowned Miss Latina USA and Queen of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. I also worked on the NBC show Latin Access as their NYC correspondent and won a modeling contract through the Latina Magazine & Wilhelmina Modeling Contest. I had a blast and have wonderful memories.
As much as I loved these amazing opportunities I always knew I wanted to act. I made the decision to switch gears and focus on acting. It was a lot of work to get started but I didn’t look back. My first professional acting job was a guest star on Sex and the City.
It’s been years since my move to LA & I’m still in love with storytelling as much as when I moved here.
Before I go I want to share my dog rescue work with you. I am co-founder of a nonprofit called WUFAW, Women United for Animal Welfare. We rescue animals locally and aboard. I hope you check out our work. Part of my rescue experience includes working at a dog shelter in China where I met my dog Koko. She was a stray and suffers from the auto immune disease Rheumatoid Arthritis. She can’t walk but she has this magical power that can make anyone smile even on their toughest day. You can see more of her story on my Instagram.
Thanks for reading. : )
Here's a look at some editorial, commercial projects and a behind the scenes peek into the shows and films I've recently done.
What I’ve been up to lately
My most recent appearances.
Working on the new Quibi comedy series ‘Flipped’. A behind the scenes pic with Arturo Castro and Will Forte. Premieres April 2020.
Guest starring on the new CBS courtroom drama
Airs Fall 2019.
National commercial for Purina Beneful Superfood Blend.
Actress 🎬 Host 🎥 Model 📸
All Rise, Flipped, Jane the Virgin, NCIS, Code Black etc
Co founder at www.wufaw.org 🐶