Gigi Guizado fell in love with the performing arts at a young age, and began acting at San Rafael High School where she won a scholarship to San Francisco’s New Conservatory Children’s Theatre Center, hosted a radio show, and appeared in the classic 80’s rock video “Sister Christian” by Night Ranger. She continued studying drama at College of Marin and UCLA, earning her BA in Drama at San Francisco State University, and taking classes at The Actor’s Centre in London, UK.
Gigi’s regional theatre credits include Marin Theatre Company, San Jose Stage Company, Center REPertory Company, and The Marsh. Las Vegas theatre credits include Vegas Theatre Company, Las Vegas Little Theatre, The Space, Majestic Repertory Theatre Company, A Public Fit Theatre Company, and The LAB LV. In 2018, Gigi was nominated for two Broadway World Regional Awards for her featured roles as Woman in “The Father” and Victoria in “The Motherf**ker with the Hat”. In 2019, she was nominated for a Las Vegas Valley Theatre Award for her bilingual portrayal of Mrs. Webb in “Our Town”. More recently, Gigi performed in three staged readings: “Complemento” by Rafael Guizado at Out of the Wings Festival/Omnibus Theatre, in London, “The Ghosts of Lote Bravo” by Hilary Bettis, at A Public Fit Theatre Company/Clark County Library Jewel Box Theatre, in Las Vegas, and “The Vagina Monologues” at The Space in Las Vegas.
Currently, you can tune in online to The LAB LV’s 10-Minute Play Project for an online reading of her original writing, “Letter to a Clone Manufacturer” and translation of Rafael Guizado’s “The Rooftop”, Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6pm PST. Coming soon you will be able to hear her in the new season of the acclaimed audio drama, “We’re Alive”.
Best known for her independent film roles, Gigi’s feature film debut placed her in the cult favorite “Colma: The Musical” working with director Richard Wong and screenwriter/composer H.P. Mendoza. Guizado’s breakout performance in “I’m in Love with a Church Girl” found her in heavy rotation on BET playing opposite Jeffrey “Ja Rule” Atkins and Adrienne Bailon, and earning an international following.
Gigi’s writing credits include translating the work of Colombian cultural icon Rafael Guizado (Complemento, El Responso, Renuncia Ministerial, Cinco Veces Amor, Las Edades del Hombre, Una Carta de Mujer, Coro de Angeles, La Azotea).
In addition to creative arts, Gigi enjoys raising her family in the suburbs of Las Vegas, and exercising the left side of her brain by applying theatre and film skills to healthcare simulation.