Carmen Perez has made great strides with her acting career since earning a Best Supporting Actress award for her portrayal in Soldiers Don’t Cry (by the Valley Theatre League Artistic Director Achievement (ADA) Awards), which was also nominated for a NAACP Award. She was recently seen in Illegal Tender, produced by John Singleton, co-starring on Everybody Hates Chris and will be also guest-starring on The Shield in the upcoming last season. In 2008/2009, she will be seen in feature films The Rig (AKA The Platform), He’s Just Not That Into You (Drew Barrymore), Not Forgotten and Irene In Time. Carmen Perez’s new single “EMERGENCY” with Dauman Music/Universal Music Group, will drop September 9th, 2008 & it is currently #8 on the Top 10 at PerfectBeat.com & just got added to KIIS FM Online. “EMERGENCY” was co-written by Carmen herself, J & Sweet, also co-writers of HIT “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” (J. Lo), Ellis Miah (who has written, produced and remixed such artists as Hannah Montana, Seal, Back Street Boys and Jennifer Lopez) and Billboard Charter singer/ song-writer & celebrity vocal coach Kyle Puccia. Her other music is available to listen at her MySpace Music Page & on ITUNES. At 17 years old, she went on to serve the U.S. Army active duty. Shortly after being discharged, she entered the acting world. She has also guest starred in shows such as FX’s Nip/Tuck and Showtime’s Barbershop, has been on soaps General Hospital and Port Charles and she has taken the leap to writing, singing and songwriting while maintaining longevity on the acting side.