Maricruz Menchero is a Spanish speaking, Mexican-American actress, architect, and artist. Originally from Southern California, Maricruz grew up in Texas doodling in travel journals, constructing mazes out of seat cushions, and staging highly dramatic plays with her dolls and stuffed animals.
Maricruz’s love for drawing and math led her to study architecture at The University of Notre Dame - where she got to spend a year studying abroad in Rome, living and breathing the classical structures of the greats. Her passion for performing eventually led her to Stella Adler’s Evening Conservatory in New York City and, subsequently, to The Theatre School at DePaul University, where she graduated in June 2020 with her MFA in Acting.
Favorite roles include Madame Desmortes, a 75-year old British biddy confined to a wheelchair, in Christopher Fry’s Ring Round the Moon and Melissa, an incredibly ambitious and troubled trauma counselor, in Eve Ensler’s Necessary Targets. Favorite musicals include Les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof.
In her spare time, Maricruz enjoys dancing on stationary bikes, soaking up the sun whenever possible, and meeting the Bernese Mountain dogs in her neighborhood.