I was born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico but we moved around because my father was in Mexican customs (aduanas) so I got to live in Culiacan, Obregon, Chetumal, Guadalajara, Santa Rosalia, (Baja California) and Reynosa. It was there that we eventually hopped over the “charco” to McAllen, Texas where I went to middle school and high school.
I have lived in Chicago (my adoptive hometown) for over 15 years. Right now I say that I am “based” in Chicago while I work in LA. I leave my heart in Chicago every time I have to go West.
When I got to Boston University. The bug bit me early and I wrote my first play, the awfully titled, “Miss Norma and the Alligator,” my sophomore year and I was hooked. I wrote plays the rest of my time at BU and ever since then. In fact, Raul Castillo (who plays Richie on Looking) was in a couple of them. My senior year, he was in one called “La Dueña” (no, not the telenovela).