Cindy Fernandez-Nixon, is a Dominican-American Actress, Producer, Voice Over Artist, TV/Radio Host, & Spokesperson.
She began an acting and dancing career at the age of 6 in Dominican Republic, participating in numerous Ballet Theater productions such as “Snow White” “The little Mermaid” “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” to mention a few, all of which were performed at Santo Domingo’s “Teatro Nacional” [National Theater]. By the age of 9 she formed part of the cast of a children’s TV show called “Sabado Chiquito de Corporan“. By the age of 11, she joined the main cast of ‘Topi Topi‘ and by 13 became one of the main hosts for a Christian Children’ show called ‘Asi son los Niños’.
After moving to the New Jersey at 13, she focused on her academics and getting acclaimated to the new culture. She obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Throughout her college career she continued to be involved in theater. She enrolled in various Theater Arts courses and formed part of the cast of the productions “A Class Act”, “Ghost of Rowan Oak” and “Macbett” as part of the Jim Wise Theater.
Upon graduation, she relocated to Pittsburgh, PA for work. She enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh, where she obtained a M.S. in Industrial Engineering. She served as a mentor for various community initiatives related to the STEM field as well as the Entertainment field. She became more involved in the Film Industry in Pittsburgh becoming part of the cast of several independent feature films, local and national commercials, industrial videos, music videos, live events, spokesperson and theater productions.
Furthermore, with the need of a Pittsburgh based Latino/Hispanic media source, she decided to begin her own production company called La Rumba Productions through which she produces and host La Rumba Pittsburgh radio show on WRCT (Pittsburgh’s 1st Latin Hits Music show) and TV segments focused on the Latino community for local PBS station WQED. She started her Youtube channel and blog as a way of complementing the radio show with the hopes of providing a local hands-on media outlet to the community. Through these she would share interviews with local celebrities, entrepreneurs, community leaders and more. She has also produced commercials, industrial videos and independent films.
In 2017 she decided to pursue an acting career full time, which led her to relocate to Los Angeles, CA.
She has trained at Donna Belajac’s Actors Studio, Nancy Mosser’s – Acting for the Camera, and Mark Cross’– Director’s cut. She studied the International Phonetics Alphabet (IPA) in order to neutralize her speech as well as being able to correctly adapt to other accents. She has taken voice lessons with one of Point Park University’s distinguished coaches – Eva Rainforth. She is an active member of the film community as a working actress with agents in PA, OH, IN and KY.
To mention some of her most recent work:
-Mercy Health Hospital
-NorthWestern Savings Bank
-Living While Black
-The Rehabilitation of the Hill
-Blood On The Leaves
-Craig Quits His Day Job
-Grange Radio – TV Series
-Mayhem and Murder – R-Act Theater Productions
–2012 – New Pittsburgh Courier FAB 40 award.
–2013 – Imagine Pittsburgh’s “Pittsburgh Neighbor”
–2014 – Pittsburgh Magazine 2014 ’40 Under 40‘ and was featured on front cover of the
–2015 – Cafe con Leche’s “Fuerza Award“
For more information on current projects visit: www.CindyFernandezNixon.com