Moreen is a filmmaker, author, and actress who has successfully made the transition from 8th grade Class Clown to largely unknown stand-up comedian.
Moreen's short film, MEET THE ZILLAS, made its debut at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival (Dec 2014) where it won "Best Film Audience Award". With a running time of 25 minutes, it has 27 principals and 40+ extras, and was shot in 4 packed days in Los Angeles with the Red Epic by award-winning DP Ricardo Jacques Gale.
Her prior short film was THE HACKS, a highly improvised mockumentary of comics preparing to go on tour.
She is also the author of the roman à clef, LOST IN MANHATTAN. Her novel 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).
Moreen is a contributing author to Alisha Gaddis' WOMEN'S COMEDIC MONOLOGUES THAT ARE ACTUALLY FUNNY (Applause Books, July 2014) and the forthcoming TEEN GIRLS' COMEDIC MONOLOGUES THAT ARE ACTUALLY FUNNY (Dec 2015).
Acting credits include 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.
BUT MORE ABOUT ME & MY COMEDY
In 2010, following her breakup with a frenchman over the "symbolism of a missing bedframe" -- Moreen 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).
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, and pattern-making at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After eight years in Manhattan, Moreen lives in Los Angeles for the third time, the charm.