Vange Tapia (mx)
Actress, Producer, VO talent and Host, Vange Tapia initiated her career acting in TV commercials during her mid teens in Mexico City where she was born and raised. Having a Spanish and Portuguese background she fits in the Mediterranean characters for films and TV as she is fluent in Spanish, English & French, plus speaks conversational Italian.
She gained credibility from her first TV commercial for national television in what became a series of award winning ads. Her first commercial, directed by Fred Clapp, which led her to the opportunity to work directly under the guidance of director Francisco Murguía from Cine Concept as well (Cinematronics) and the creativity of Gonzalo Tassier of the former Bozell in what became a series of award winning TV commercials for telecommunications. Vange remembers them all with great fondness.
In those commercials, Vange's famous phrase "Don't Make Up!" characterized her as the classic Preppy / Valley Girl ("Strawberry"), which gave her critical acclaim and introduced her to the Voice Over industry, Film and Television in lead roles in which her characters would interact holding a telephone or with the "No Inventes "iconic line.
She booked a female lead role for the suspense series for national TV; "Hora Marcada" -Episode: No Retornable, with both Academy Awards winners Director Alfonso Cuarón (for Gravity. Also director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children Of Men, Great Expectations) and under the photography of the 3 times award winner Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity, Birdman, The Revenant).
Being a people person and a traveler, Vange got involved into tourism so she took a break moving to Puerto Vallarta where she redirected her creative energies and found her second passion; Customer Service in the Resort Industry. First as a Gentle Organizer (GO), planning different activities for the hotel guests and then as a Master Of Ceremonies (MC) in the hotel nightly shows. Vange was instrumental in creating the Mexican chapter of the International Concierge Association (Les Clefs D'Or) with the former President of Les Clefs D'Or USA, Marjorie Silverman as a godmother. Vange was also the President of the Concierge guild in Los Cabos, BCS. As a 5-star hotel concierge, she hosted celebrities from all over the world.
Achieving clarity of her two passions - being in front of the camera and traveling - she found both in on-camera hosting and writing in Spanish and English for the online Travel Channel for Brand USA / Discover America (the US Convention and Visitors Bureau) and for Rolling Tworistas. She also writes Travel Journals for online blogs. And for Rolling Tworistas were she teams up with her husband, a great opportunity to combine both professions.
Vange served as a member of the board of directors of Frijolywood for almost 2.5 years with the purpose of connecting people and creating opportunities together. Up until January 2018, She was director of communications (social media, database, emails), event planner and liaison between festivals, organizations and studios.
Believing that finding work is a teamwork responsibility in both ends, between her representative agents and managers, Vange founded the by invitation only "Actors Slash" group, a group of international and local talent in Hollywood where members not only act but create their own opportunities by producing, directing or writing work for themselves in collaboration with other actors who do more than just acting.
Vange has worked in several TV commercials, series, films and plays. She is happily married and lives in the City of Los Angeles, CA, doing what she likes the most.