Jenny Lorenzo Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Jenny Lorenzo          

Cuban-American Actor, Writer & Content Creator

Jenny Lorenzo is a Cuban-American actor, writer and content creator, born and raised in Miami, who is known for her work on "We Are Mitú" and is one of the original co-founders of BuzzFeed's "Pero Like."

Lorenzo became a viral sensation with her beloved Abuela character that has garnered millions of views online along with her relatable, Latino-based content seen through the comedic and nostalgic lens of a 1st generation Cuban-American. In other words, living in the hyphen.

She was nominated for a Tecla Award in 2017 for "Best Content Creator for a Digital Network” and won "Best Character" for Abuela at the Tecla Awards 2018 and “Creator of the Year” at the Tecla Awards 2019.

In 2017, Lorenzo was a participant in the Women in Comedy program at YouTube Space LA in partnership with Elizabeth Banks and WhoHaHa. She was selected out of 12 women for the program and then chosen to be personally mentored by Elizabeth, herself.

In 2018, Lorenzo consistently sold out her first SPANK show at Upright Citizen's Brigade called, "Wow! Que Show!" along with her comedy pals known as the Chonga Girls.

She graduated from Miami-Dade College (Kendall) with a degree in Theatre-Arts and then double-majored in Motion Pictures and Theatre-Arts the University of Miami. While there, she was the head-writer for their award-winning college comedy show, Off the Wire.

A few years later, she moved from Miami to Los Angeles to kick start her career as an actor and content creator.

Since going solo to focus on her own content last year, Lorenzo has since developed 6 new characters that are being very well received on her platforms and has worked with various brands such as Amazon, Netflix, DiGiorno, and Avengers: Infinity War to name a few.

She now has a podcast called Hyphenated with comedian, Joanna Hausmann, and co-hosts alongside Andre Meadows for the official Disney+ YouTube channel called, What’s Up, Disney+!

Related Speakers View all

More like Jenny