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. It continues to be under consideration at many festivals throughout 2015.
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, and a contributing author to Alisha Gaddis' WOMEN'S COMEDIC MONOLOGUES THAT ARE ACTUALLY FUNNY (Applause Books, July 2014). 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).
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.
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 began her deadend career as a personal assistant right out of college when she assisted Mrs. Cary Grant and her real estate mogul-film producer husband, and then Rob Reiner, and fashion designer Adrienne Vittadini. Within the deadend there were a few cul de sacs... She has had the pleasure of meeting or working with a dream list of directors: Francis Ford Coppola (he poked her chest), Ridley Scott (he poked her chest), Billy Wilder (as he sat on a mohair couch below the Matisse Jazz Series prints in the gameroom-turned screening room), Steven Spielberg (as she awaited an interview to be his ex-wife's nanny), Rob Reiner (he said he was making a film just like Moreen's life - When Harry Met Sally), Jack Nicholson (Moreen's knee high nylon adjustment on the set of The Two Jakes totally upstaged him), Warren Beatty (his home took a hit during the Northridge Earthquake), driving a few Rolls Royces (not easy explaining how it got dented), wearing a few Brinks deliveries (conclusion: Bvulgari looks good on me), designing menswear for a leading NYC fashion house (and enjoying male models in underwear as part of my normal day), and finding her beloved chihuahua at Taco Bell (the same day the famous one Gidget died. I know!)
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.