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Danay Garcia

Danay Garcia is an actress, writer and producer. She is currently a series regular in the AMC hit television show “Fear the Walking Dead.” Garcia has been working steadily in film and television since arriving in the United States from Cuba in 2003.


Television audiences first got to know Garcia as a co-star of the popular Fox series “Prison Break,” which ran for four seasons beginning in 2006. Garcia played the lead role of Sofia Lugo during the final two seasons and achieved instant fame, appearing in hundreds of magazines around the world. Garcia has also appeared in episodes of numerous network television shows.


In AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead,” now in its fifth season and one of the highest rated series on cable, Garcia stars as “Luciana,” the fearless yet compassionate leader who shows unwavering courage in the dangerous post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies and humans who will do anything to survive.

Garcia recently wrote, directed and produced “La Cura,” a short film about a small town in Mexico feeling the effects of an unknown disease that forces the local pastor to make an ethical decision that will impact the lives of everyone in his village. The film recently premiered on opening night of the Baja California International Film Festival.


Other film credits include “Avenge the Crows” (2017), an independent thriller which Garcia also produced costarring Lou Diamond Phillips, Steven Bauer, Emilio Rivera and Danny Trejo; “Sniper: Ultimate Kill” (2017), an action film produced by Sony and Mandalay Pictures; “Liz in September” (2014), by acclaimed director Fina Torres; “Eternal Ashes” (2011), which opened to critical acclaim at the Montreal Film Festival; “Rehab” (2011); “Peep World” (2010); “From Mexico With Love” (2009); and “Danika” (2006), a psychological thriller co-starring Marisa Tomei.


A highly sought-after model, Garcia has been featured in print ads for brands including Mercedes-Benz and has appeared in countless U.S. and international fashion magazines including Italian Vogue. Garcia is also classically trained in ballet.


Garcia currently lives in Los Angeles. More information is available at DanayGarcia.net and on social media @danaygarcia1.


My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 19
 

1:00pm