Evelina Fernández is an award-winning actor and writer. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, she attended Garfield High School, East L.A. College and Cal State University, Los Angeles. While at Cal State, she found her niche in Chicano Theater. Her professional acting career began in Luis Valdez' Zoot Suit as Della, the female lead in the original stage production at the Mark Taper Forum. After Zoot Suit, she toured nationally and internationally with El Teatro de la Esperanza. A founding member of the Latino Theater Company, Evelina acted in several productions at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, including La Victima, King Lear, Etta Jenks, Roosters, Stone Wedding, August 29 which she starred in and wrote with members of LTC and the stage production of Luminarias. Evelina's writing credits also include the plays Premeditation and How Else am I Supposed to Know I'm Still Alive, the latter of which has been produced throughout the U.S. and adapted into an award-winning film for the Universal Hispanic Film Project.