Author of the roman à clef, LOST IN MANHATTAN (available at Amazon), and former 8th grade class clown, Moreen is a writer, comedian, actress, filmmaker and chihuahua whisperer.
In 2010, following her breakup with a frenchman over the "symbolism of a missing bedframe," she made her stand-up debut with material about her breakup with a frenchman over the symbolism of... you get it. Two months later she was offered a contract to release her first comedy album by New Wave Dynamics which is currently run by Jack Vaughn, the founder of Comedy Central Records. Label releases include Whitney Cummins, Mike Birbiglia, Gary Gulman, Iliza Schlesinger, Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider, etc.
Since then she has made two short films (THE HACKS, which was featured positively on Laughspin, and MEET THE ZILLAS, the latter in post production), published a novel, LOST IN MANHATTAN (which has been called "Zippy and laugh-out-loud hilarious," by Tish Cohen, Author of TOWN HOUSE), completed a principal dramatic role a film HOUSE OF LAST THINGS (alongside R.J. Mitte ("Breaking Bad"), Blake Berris ("Days of Our Lives"), and Lindsey Haun ("True Blood")), and was recently invited to contribute two comedic monologues for a book that will be published by Applause in early 2014. She created and edited FASHION ALERT for MAGIC/Advanstar - headed by former Vogue publisher Tom Florio - which had the highest open rates in the company's history. She has written/developed reality TV concepts for Ogilvy Entertainment and Shooters TV ("Restaurant Impossible") and developed TV/Film for Creative Media which had a first look deal at Fox TV Studios. Her novel was previously in development at Oxygen Media and optioned. Moreen performs around in Los Angeles venues including Malo's Leche Lounge and The World Famous Comedy Store.
Originally from Coos Bay, Oregon, Moreen's interest in performing and media began early. She started acting at age seven. Throughout high school, she performed and choreographed team dance routines under the tutelage of her grandmother, the high school dance teacher, and concurrently wrote for the local newspaper and wrote and edited video for the local NBC-affiliated TV news station - garnering her Work Experience Student of Oregon. She studied creative writing and film production at USC and Syracuse University, acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, improv at The Groundlings, patternmaking at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After eight years in Manhattan, Moreen lives in Los Angeles for the third time, the charm.