BIO

Irene Rising is an actress and teaching artist based in New York City and Los Angeles. Most recently, she can be seen acting with Anne Hathaway in WeCrashed on AppleTV+. On Netflix, Irene played the funny, off-beat "Franny" in 2019's Tales of the City alongside Daniela Vega, Jen Richards and Eve Lindley. She made her off-broadway debut in 2017 as "Lady" in MCC Theater's Charm by Philip Dawkins. Theater Mania praised her performance, highlighting that Irene "elegantly walks the line between comedy and gravity." For her acclaimed work in Charm, she was featured on YesBroadway’s “40 Under 40: Broadway Class of 2018”. In 2020, she starred in the feature film Fatal Influence: Like, Follow, Survive, the season finale of web series “Insta Life Coach", and Ari Shapiro's short film Haven (2020). Irene has worked with K-POP's Max Vernon on The Tattooed Lady at New Dramatists and Existential Life Crisis Lullaby at Joe’s Pub. Other New York theatre productions include Miss Step at Playwrights Horizons (Pauline), LACED (Cat), The Glass Menagerie (Tom), Getting Married (Collins), insomnia (S), RIBS: a poetic docudrama (Cali) and she was a member of the ensemble in Wonder Boy at Musical Theatre Factory. Irene is a transgender actress and proud advocate for her community. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association and is represented by Avalon Artists Group (NY & LA). In addition to acting, Irene is also a teaching artist, currently earning her Masters of Science degree in Educational Theatre. You can follow her on Instagram @irenerising.