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Tijuana Ricks

Insight Entertainment
Matthew Lesher
(323) 992-6598 phone
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Tijuana Ricks is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama where she was awarded both the Rebecca West Memorial Scholarship and the Herschel Williams Prize for Outstanding Ability in Acting. She's performed in numerous film, television, and stage productions with some of the greats in the industry such as Laura Linney, Viola Davis, Paul Giamatti, and Dustin Hoffman.

She made her directorial debut in 2016 with the comedy pilot, The Vampire Leland - an official selection of the New York Television Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, SoHo International Film Festival, and SeriesFest. IndieWire said The Vampire Leland has "professional gloss, plenty of fun plot threads to explore, and a wry tone that had us hooked."

In 2019, Tijuana directed two web series and was a semifinalist in the inaugural Shondaland! and Series Fest Women Directors Mentorship Competition. The drama, All Souls, was named an official selection by Chicago Southland Int Film Fest and won the Gold Award at DC WebFest. The comedy called Make America Bake Again, screened at the Portland and Atlanta Comedy Festivals.

In Sept 2020, Tijuana wrote, directed, and starred in The Corps, a political web comedy that was a selection for ABFF Comedy Fest and UrbanWorld 2021. In 2022, Tijuana was awarded a coveted spot in the Ryan Murphy HALF Directing Mentorship. Tijuana is a 2023 WIF Directing Fellow.