Cheryl Daro is a Filipino-American actror/producer. She was most recently seen in Rock of Ages as Regina Koontz, and as Gigi Van Tran in Miss Saigon at the Tony Award winning Signature Theatre in Washington DC. She enjoyed writing, producing and acting in her first short film, Forefathers, a story about an Asian-American woman and African-American woman who discover that they are twin sisters…comedy ensues.
A daughter of immigrants, Ms. Daro grew up in Silicon Valley and is very proud to be the first-born American citizen in her family. She studied graphic design and photography in San Francisco before deciding to pursue a professional acting career. Working in LA, she cultivated her passion for storytelling and theater, which compelled her to complete her training at Atlantic Theater School in 2009.
Currently living in Las Vegas, she and her husband recently opened The Space (thespacelv.com), a multi-functional raw performance venue. They hope to help cultivate the local performing arts scene by bringing quality professional theater into Las Vegas, providing a place to develop the local youth, and help bridge the gap between professional and community level theater by eventually producing their own productions. She is also the Co-Creator of the charity event, Mondays Dark (www.mondaysdark.com) where they raise 10k for a different local charity bi-weekly. In its fourth year, Mondays Dark will have raised 500k for charity this July.
Ms. Daro hopes to continue to create art in anyway she can, share her story and the stories of those before her. She hopes to keep blurring the lines between different ethnicities and races of people, as the stories we see on stage and screen are about sharing the human experience with each other and no matter what color our skin is, these are stories about all of us.
She’s a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Follow her at Twitter: @cheryldaro Instagram: @seedaro