Karina Beleno Carney
Karina Beleno Carney (Dr. Maria Hernandez) (she/her) is delighted to join the cast of Young Nerds of Color in her debut performance with Central Square Theater. A first generation Colombian American, Karina is the mother of three and a reproductive acupuncturist by day. Karina’s recent acting credits include Romeo and Juliet (Apollinaire Theater Co.), Fahrenheit 451 (Cannon Theater), That Time the House Burned Down (Fresh Ink Theater), and the short film Meet the Author, as Kate. Favorite roles have included Becca in Rabbit Hole (Ghost Light Players), and Truvy Jones in Steel Magnolias (Actors, Inc.). Karina has studied with acting coach Steve Blackwood, and is delighted to be able to pursue acting professionally. Special thanks to her family for their love, support and flexibility. She dedicates this performance to all her fellow Scientists of Color who studied with her during her premedical years at Wellesley College. Her next project is Don’t Eat the Mangos at Apollinaire Theater Co. this spring.