Born in Downey, California, and raised in various cities across Los Angeles County, Lys Perez is a Queer, Latine, Actor, Director, and Writer who has never looked back after leaving a full-time, corporate finance career for a fresh start as an artist. Lys performed in the 20th Annual Disney (ABC) Television Discovers Talent Showcase as part of the Los Angeles cast. You can catch her in S.W.A.T. (CBS, Paramount+) and starring in Functional and The Fortnight (Youtube). The Official Latino Film and Arts Festival nominated her for “Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Webisode/Sketch” in her directorial debut of two episodes of Functional. She has starred in riveting theater productions including: Just Like Us (Latino Theater Company), Womxn in Herstory from “Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme” (Casa 0101 Theater), and Eastside Queer Stories (Q Youth Foundation). Lys's primary goal is to uplift the stories of marginalized people through authentic storytelling and complex representation while having a damn good time doing it.