Asta Paredes is a dynamic & multi-talented actress/ filmmaker based in New York City. She is most known for her leading film roles in Troma Entertainment's "Return to Nuke Em High Vol 1 & 2", and eOne Films release SOCIOPATHIA. After a whirlwind tour of "Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1" (from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, International Theatrical Release, and recognition as a 2013 Museum of Modern Art CONTENDERS SERIES film)- she came home to being a mix of unexpected cult icon status, outspoken advocate for LGBT rights, and critical acclaim.
She co-starred in the final season of Jennifer Lopez NBC cop drama: SHADES OF BLUE. Her upcoming credits include leading roles in upcoming films THE SHADOW SCARF, EROS POINT and THE CREEPER’S CURSE.
Her acting foundation was training at the prestigious University of Minnesota/ Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program as well as study in London at the Globe Theater, the London International School for Performing Arts, UCB Imporv training center and with various teaching artists. Thru her classical training she has appeared onstage in various roles including: the "Princess of France" in LOVE'S LABOURS LOST, 'Katerina' in SLAVS! and even originated the role of 'Ursa Minor' in TINY DISASTERS at the Guthrie Theater. In NYC, she has appeared onstage in Jeffrey Baker's experimental THE PRETENDERS as well as Joelle Arqueros' SEX, RELATIONSHIPS & SOMETIMES LOVE.
In the Spring of 2014, Asta along with RTNH co-star Clay von Carlowitz, successfully raised funds thru Indiegogo to produce and star in a special two night performance of DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by John Patrick Shanley at the Robert Moss Theater directed by Meg Grujon.
She currently runs Abandoned House Productions along with frequent collaborator (and husband) Clay von Carlowitz. Under this banner, she recently completed her writer/directorial debut, short film, THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH. She continues to take part in & create work from the heart developing projects seeking to entertain, educate & elevate.
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Favorite Color: Mint Green
Favorite Food: Olives
Favorite TV Show: Bojack Horsemen
Favorite Movie: Cinema Paradiso
Favorite Actor: Clay von Carlowitz (Michael Fassbender is a close second)
Favorite Actress: Penelope Cruz
Favorite Director: John Cassavetes
Favorite Singer: Nina Simone
Idols: Frida Kahlo, Federico Garcia Lorca, Prince & of course David Bowie.
To learn a great deal more, check out these interviews:
Villain Media Interview: Director Asta Paredes talks THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH
Modern Horrors- SOCIOPATHIA Interview by Jason Almenas
[Interview] Asta Paredes Talks “Sociopathia” and “Return To Nuke ‘Em High Vol. II by Jorge Solis
WE GOT THIS COVERED: Interview- Asta Paredes and Catherine Corcoran by Matt Donato
BLOODY DISGUSTING- Interview: Asta Paredes talks RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH by Jorge Solis
INTERVIEW MAGAZINE: When TROMA Met MoMA by Kurt McVey