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Born in Downtown Los Angeles, multi-hyphenate artist Fran de Leon is an actor, director, writer, and educator, 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 Adjunct Faculty at the University of Southern California.


Notably, Fran helmed Into the Woods for Pasadena Playhouse, the opening production of the season which garnered the prestigious 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award. She has been commissioned by Center Theatre Group for two short play commissions as well as a mini-documentary for their Digital Stage.

Other companies with whom she has worked include: the Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Rep, East West Players, 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. TV credits include recurring roles on For All Mankind and For the People, as well as guest stars on Criminal Minds, Speechless, and the Michelle Yeoh led Netflix series, The Brothers Sun. 

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