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Olga Merediz

American actress

Olga Merediz is ...


Born 15 February 1956 in Guantánamo
Age 67 years, 1 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship United States of America and Cuba
Occupation television actor, film actor, actor, voice actor and stage actor
Awards Drama Desk Awards
Member of SAG-AFTRA
Field of work acting

About Olga Merediz

Olga Merediz: The Voice of the Inimitable Abuela Claudia

Olga Merediz is a force to be reckoned with. Born in Guantanamo, Cuba, in 1956, she grew up in New York City and began her acting career in the 1980s. Since then, she has become a beloved figure in the theater world, earning a Tony nomination for her role in "In the Heights" and playing the iconic role of Abuela Claudia in both the stage and film versions of "Rent."

Merediz's talent lies in her ability to convey deep emotion through her voice. As Abuela Claudia, she sings the show-stopping number "Paciencia y Fe," which tells the story of her journey from Cuba to New York and the struggles she faced along the way. Merediz's powerful voice and heartfelt performance earned her critical acclaim and a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

In addition to her work in theater, Merediz has also appeared in numerous films and television shows, including "The Place Beyond the Pines," "Orange is the New Black," and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." She has also lent her voice to several animated projects, including "Bob's Burgers" and "Mulan II."

Despite her success, Merediz remains humble and grateful for the opportunities she has had. In an interview with Broadway World, she said, "I'm just so grateful to be able to do what I love and to be able to touch people's hearts with my work."

Merediz's talent and dedication to her craft have made her a beloved figure in the entertainment industry. Her portrayal of Abuela Claudia in "Rent" will forever be remembered as one of the most iconic performances in Broadway history.


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