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Nathaniel A. Pena

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Biography

Nathaniel is a bilingual Cuban American actor, and model, born in Aventura, Florida. He has an older brother and a younger sister, Michael and Keira, who are in the entertainment industry as well. His entire family actually is as his father has been involved in music for over 20 years, and his mother has been managing the kids’ career as well as acting on her own. He has lived in several places in the United States including Miami, Florida, Seattle, Washington, Deltona, Florida and Burbank, California.

Nathaniel started his career at the age of 6 after his brother originated to become an actor. He saw how much fun his brother was having and decided to join the fun. He immediately got representation with one of the most reputable agencies in the Orlando area, and started taking acting classes at Lisa Maile Image & Acting School in Winter Park, Florida. Since then he has acted in numerous films, television shows, and national commercials.

Nathaniel has appeared in several short films such as "Nerd Wars!", Unreal, Mi Vida, Tu Vida, and "When King Go to Battle" all as a lead character, as well as Winslow Takes the Cake witch won Best Independent Mini Film at the Independents' Film Festival, Tampa, and The Sleepy Ridge Murders. TV shows like Criminal Minds – A Rite of Passage on CBS, and national and regional commercials for Bright House Networks, Honda Generator, Propel Toys, Nemours Hospital, Disney, and the Ringling Brothers Circus. He also has experience as a print model for Nemours Hospital, Scholastic Book Fair in several occasions, Orlando Magazine, and Pinch-a-Penny Pool Company. Nathaniel has also worked on the Disney DVD project Disney English which is being tested in Europe. Nathaniel can also be seen in the short Nerd Wars (2011) which is now availaible online. Watch Nerd Wars.
He shares a passion for theater with his siblings and has performed in Winter Park, Orlando and Burbank, California in productions such as The Music Man, Bye, Bye Birdie, and Rapunzel.

Nathaniel's newest project Teens Wanna Know, premiered on Aug. 23, 2012 with the first episode featuring actor Christian Traumer, the series stars Nathaniel along with Michael and Keira Pena and is directed by Willie Pena and produced by Peña Talent & Productions.

He has trained with Gaila at Gary Spatz’s The Playground, Lori Libely, Jennifer Pena, Marc Durso, Sherrie Kebbel, Kala Savage and facial expressions with John Suddol. He loves using different accents and can do Indian, British and Western. Don’t let his cute face fool you, he also got the brains. He is currently pursuing a Theater Degree in Los Angeles Valley College. Nathaniel is also CPR certified for over three years.