Author of the roman à clef, LOST IN MANHATTAN, and a contributing author to the forthcoming WOMEN'S COMEDIC MONOLOGUES THAT ARE ACTUALLY FUNNY (Applause Books, July 2014), Moreen is a writer, producer, director, stand-up comedian and chihuahua whisperer.
Moreen began her comedy career as 8th Grade Class Clown. Later, 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. She has since performed with TAYLOR WILLIAMSON, LAURIE KILMARTIN, RORY SCOVEL, BOBBY LEE, JODI MILLER, and LOUIS CK (in front of him on TV).
Moreen has made two short films (THE HACKS, a mockumentary of comics preparing to go on tour), and an absurdist comedy MEET THE ZILLAS (in post production), published that novel which has been called "Zippy and laugh-out-loud hilarious," by Tish Cohen (Author of TOWN HOUSE), and "a winner" by the legendary Pete Noyes (author of The Real L.A. Confidential, and Emmy and Peabody winning journalist).
She completed a principal dramatic role in a film by Michael Bartlett, HOUSE OF LAST THINGS alongside R.J. Mitte ("Breaking Bad"), Blake Berris ("Days of Our Lives"), and Lindsey Haun ("True Blood"), which has made the rounds of international festivals in Germany, France, and Spain, and won the audience award in Mexico's Morbido Film Festival.
She is currently director of development for Outpost Entertainment (a co-venture with Leftfield Pictures. Both are now owned by ITV, the largest production company in the UK). Previously, she developed TV for Ogilvy Entertainment, Shooters TV, and oversaw TV/Film/Digital development for another prodco which had a first look deal at Fox TV Studios. Moreen's work spans both entertainment and fashion; including designing menswear for a leading design company in NYC and creating FASHION ALERT for the tradeshow MAGIC, headed by former Vogue Publisher Tom Florio.
Moreen performs around in Los Angeles venues including Malo's Leche Lounge and The World Famous Comedy Store.
Originally from Coos Bay, Oregon, Moreen 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.