RITA MORENO has won all four of the most prestigious awards in show business: the Oscar, the Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy. Her countless credits span more than six decades, beginning with her Broadway debut at age 13. Moreno has starred on Broadway and in London’s West End; appeared in more than 40 feature films and countless television shows; and performed in numerous regional theaters, including her one-woman show, Life Without Makeup at the Berkeley Rep. She is currently on a 30+ city concert and lecture tour around the country.
She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 and the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2010. This past December, Rita received a Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American culture. In 2013, her first book, Rita Moreno: A Memoir, published by Celebra Books, instantly became a New York Times Bestseller. In January 2014, Rita received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and she served as the Grand Marshal of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in June 2015. That same year she released her first-ever all-Spanish album, Una Vez Más, produced by Emilio Estefan. She currently lends her voice to the character “Abuelita” in the new animated series, Nina’s World, on NBC-TV’s Sprout Network. Rita just completed production in the Latino remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom One Day at a Time, which will premiere in January 2017 on Netflix.