Irene Rising (formerly billed as Marky Irene) is an actress based out of New York City. She made her off-broadway debut as "Lady" in MCC Theater's Charm by Philip Dawkins. Theater Mania praised the performance, highlighting that Irene "elegantly walks the line between comedy and gravity." For her acclaimed performance, she was featured on YesBroadway’s “40 Under 40: Broadway Class of 2018”. In 2019, Irene appeared as Franny in Netflix's Tales of the City, and worked on Max Vernon's new musical The Tattooed Lady at New Dramatists. Most recently she starred in the feature film Fatal Influence: Like, Follow, Survive and the season finale of the web series “Insta Life Coach.” Irene has also appeared in the short films Haven (2020) and Occupied (2018). New York theatre productions include Max Vernon’s Existential Life Crisis Lullaby at Joe’s Pub (Guest Performer), LACED (Cat), The Glass Menagerie (Tom), Getting Married (Collins), insomnia (S), RIBS: a poetic docudrama (Cali) and was a member of the ensemble in Wonder Boy at Musical Theatre Factory. Irene is a transgender artist and proud advocate for her community. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association and is represented by Avalon Artists Group. You can follow her on social media: Instagram: @irenerising. Twitter & Facebook: @irenerising1.