Born in Spain, Leni Rico, used to a professional basketball player for 11 years. She first started performing when she was a child in small neighborhood performances. Though she loved to play basketball she realized that her real passion was acting.
Once she made the choice to go into acting she, enrolled in the best acting, modeling and dancing schools in the south of Spain. Leni soon got her first movies, short films, and pilots in Spain. On a trip to Miami she got a spot in a soap opera and the idea of living in USA entered her mind. Soon she moved to LA. "I chose LA because it´s the best place for actors."
Since she moved to LA, two years ago, she has worked in six movies. One, a middle eastern silent movie, she had a lead role in. That same film received a nomination in the Montreal Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival.
"I had the great opportunity of being in a shooting scene with Antonio Banderas and Christian Bale in ¨Knight of Cups¨, which is still in post-production." She has always love classic movies and admires the great actress Meryl Streep.
"My goals is get lead roles on big studio productions and work with the best actors and directors. Also, I have done some projects as an executive producer, which I would love to get successful deals for."
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