Wendy Arimah was born in Trinidad, raised on Long Island, grew up in Los Angeles and is now living a beautifully vibrant life in NYC.
Although her stage journey started as an actor, Wendy is an artist of many disciplines. She has been writing poetry since the age of 12, she holds a BA in Studio Art from CUNY Hunter College and is a self-taught graphic designer; creating images for Tony Award winner BD Wong and Grammy Award winner Vernon Reid during her stint on the Marketing team at Dixon Place in New York's Lower East Side.
She has played a wide range of characters, a 14 year old Mexican boy, a 70 year old southern matriarch fashioned after Orson Welles and beauty contestant, Miss September in Ken Roht's Calendar Girls, a 99Cent Only show, but she is a great lover of words. In 2007 Wendy was named the first Poet Laureate for Downtown Los Angeles Life Magazine, again earning the title in 2008. Her poem 'Los Angeles Monday' was published in Rayburn Publishing's poetic collection, Reflections. Her first one-act play, Fluff and the Feather Boa, based on the fictional Lola, from Barry Manilow's song Copacabana, was produced at Pico Playhouse in West LA, and her first full length play, Screams of Midnight Silence (known then as Rainydays and Thursdays), which highlights the statistic that one in every four women is a victim of a sexual crime, was showcased at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood for the woman's playwright collective, WomanSpeak.
Her film endeavors include various independent films most notably, with international artists, Bright Blue Gorilla, and serving as producer on documentaries: Single Room Only: Homeless in Los Angeles, Hands to the Sky and Fierce Funny & Fly.
In addition, her costume designs were nominated by Backstage West and she has a 'blink and miss it' moment at the end of the Seinfeld episode, 'The Apology', where she is giving good face.
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