Actor - Writer - Director


LA Native Fran de Leon is an actor, writer, director, and motivational speaker born in Downtown Los Angeles, raised in Hollywood and Manila. Her one person show, Faces of America, toured to over 500 venues across 49 states, including keynote performances for the United Nations Associations, California and New York. She is the Co-Artistic Director of Will & Company, Director of New Talent for Playfair, an ensemble member of Critical Mass Performance Group, and serves on the Advisory Board of Fil-Am Arts. 

Fran's work is currently featured on Center Theater Group’s Digital Stage with her video short “Valor,” a documentary short of her research and process in writing a play about the Filipino-American veterans of World War II. 

Other companies with whom she has worked include: the Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Playmakers’ Rep, Artists at Play, Playwrights’ Arena and the Garry Marshall Theater. Additional writer/director credits include commissioned work for Segerstrom Center’s Arts Teach, TreePeople, and Twelfth Night Rep.