Actress-Filmmaker | Singer-Songwriter | Multi-Instrumentalist
Stage and film actress and director Carolina Hoyos was born in Washington, DC. and raised in nearby Fairfax, Virginia. Her childhood as a competitive classical concert pianist and elementary school chorus accompanist was enriched with acting and directing after she played a ship captain in her 1st grade play. Her days quickly filled up with local commercials and theater as well as hosting and performing on DC/MD/VA cable access show
Carolina’s most recent screen work includes playing Antonella in Nicolas Winding Refn's Amazon series TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG, a cameo in UNDER THE SILVERLAKE, and starring roles in BLACKWATER by Boise Esquerra, THE GYM by Jason Brown Lewis opposite Quinton Aaron of THE BLIND SIDE, and Native American LGBT family drama POLAR SUN by Katie Doane Avery. She is a current fellow in La Skins Fest 2019 Native American TV Writers Lab.
Carolina originated the role of Seen By Her Nation in post punk rock opera "Sitting Bull's Last Waltz". The show was a benefit for Standing Rock with musical direction by Gregg Foreman of Cat Power. She also played Desiree in the LA cast of Hamilton alum Jesse Sanchez’s new musical "Sincerely, Mom", Maddy in Match, Indigo in Jimi Hendrix play "Jimi'sthesia" and Delita in Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz play “Hortensia & the Museum of Dreams”. Carolina played Justin Timberlake in gender bending "Jimmy and Justin Play" and made cameos in the reality series “Gene Simmons: Family Jewels” and Pharrell Williams’s music video for Oscar-Nominated song “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”. She performs regulary with comedy troupes Dad Jeans and Nightpantz. Named Best Original Sketch by WhoHaHa, Nightpantz is regularly featured on Upworthy, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, WhoHaHa, Comedy Cake and Funny or Die. Carolina is also a member of The Autry Museum's Theater Artist Ensemble Native Voices.
Carolina is also a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. As an actor, Carolina is often typecast as the musician and/or homeless streetwise girl, often featuring her own music and weathered clothing from her life on the road. Carolina’s former band, Morgan Ave, appeared in the films “13 Going on 30" with Jennifer Garner and "Shooting Livien" with Dominic Monaghan. Another former band, Two Birds, was scouted at their 1st show to appear in a Motorola Rokr ad campaign.
Carolina has shared the stage with Eddie Van Halen, Ryan Adams, and members of Guns N’ Roses. Her music has been featured in "Blackwater", "Bruising For Besos", "Burnt" and hip-hop collaboration “The Difference” with Mr Ra and DJ Caspr is featured alongside Justin Timberlake and 50 Cent on the Zoo York E.S.T. 4.0 skate video soundtrack. Another single, “Bang Bang Bang”, features Jeremiah Bitsui who played Victor in the groundbreaking series “Breaking Bad”. Carolina directed the video for “Bang Bang Bang” and a remix of the song has spawned 50 fan video game edits on YouTube totaling 400K+ views.
Carolina often makes time for her favorite charities. She regularly performs bedside for cancer treatment patients with Musicians On Call, for homeless veterans at PATH and patients living with HIV/AIDS through LIFEbeat’s Hearts & Voices Program. She played football in the inaugural Alzheimer’s Association's Blondes vs Brunettes game and performed at fund raisers for The Autism Society, UCLA American Indian Alumnae Scholarship fund, a Women’s Rights concert to benefit Multiple Sclerosis, A Very Jaggered XMAS to benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Celebrate Life for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and at the Breast Cancer Race for the Cure. As a teenager, along with her now deceased Mother, she hosted and performed at fund raisers for the Beatriz Mujica Scholarship Fund, named after her late Grandmother, who worked tirelessly with inner-city youth at the Latin American Youth Center in Washington, DC.
"La Alta Sacerdota De La Muerte” (performed by Carolina Hoyos) out 6/14 via Milan Records"
"stars Jazzy Byner, with music by Carolina Hoyos (A Girl I Know) “See The Same Thing Twice."
”a stellar group of Native writers who have shown considerable talent and even greater potential."
Consequence of Sound
"visionary mind behind Drive & The Neon Demon has offered the first substantial look at the series"
”As composer Cliff Martinez revealed in February, each episode will be at least 90 minutes long."
A Noise Within
”A Festival of Women Playwrights & Directors in celebration of Support Women Artists Now Day."
San Fernando Sun
"Join us for the first ever UCLA Latinx Film Festival... event featuring cinematic works"
"selected by a national panel, will be workshopped and read by the Native Voices Artists Ensemble."
”a table read of a new digital series from Break the Room-in partnership with Paul Feig's Powderkeg"
Night with the Stars
"...Carolina plays Antonella in Nicolas Winding Refn show Too Old To Die Young."
"UCB's comedians of color tackle (racist) trend of dressing up as a person of color for Halloween."
"...the best of LA’s dynamic cultural diversity to sketch comedy, music, stand-up and more!"
"...sketch, stand up, storytelling and videos from some of the coolest and funniest natives"
"Featuring A Sketch Written By Carolina Hoyos (Quechua Inca) Starring Carolina Hoyos..."
"..local (Native American) comics perform stand-up, sketches, characters and storytelling..."
Indigenous Pride L.A.
"...has shared the stage with Eddie Van Halen, Ryan Adams, and members of Guns N’ Roses.”
"Having the jitters about that upcoming flight? Nightpantz would like to set your mind at ease."
"Joining us live on stage at American Indian Day - multi-talented Carolina Hoyos, A Girl I Know."
"...The Frybread Queen and Ghost Dance have been developed and staged at Native Voices..."
Two Minute Pantz Chats
"...motivational dancer, playing piano when she was two, and her love of math..."
Woman Crush Wednesday
"some of our most popular sketches like “Airdancers” and “Paint Night”
The Daily Nebraskan
"an absolute must see... great acting, great music and most importantly, a great story."
Lincoln Journal Star
"blues and ‘80s mainstream rock, atmospheric and reverby, getting darker as the story progresses."
"her line: “Time will show who is right and who is remembered.” Hoyos plays Seen-By-The-Nation."
Lincoln Journal Star
"notable musicians, including Gregg Foreman, Cat Power’s musical director, Erik Paparazzi..."
"2/19 7pm special guests Frank Lamere & some of the cast members from Sitting Bull's Last Waltz"-playlist-
"can one find true love with the app or is that just a pipe dream. Find out in the latest from Nightpantz"
"sharing an emotional bond with their friends. Hispanics view their friends as family.
"the terrifically named, LA-based digital sketch comedy collaborative known as Nightpantz."
"hazing doesn’t just apply to the frat. It’s time to initiate a new member of the club..."
"She uses her talent to reach people and hopefully touch their hearts--on Page 116/117..."
"For all those women who are told to smile more, we have the perfect solution for you. ;)..."
"Multi-talented artist shares a song from her recent album & stories from her diverse career..."
"From the ladies of Nightpantz comes the chilling tale of artistic expression gone rogue..."
"Tyler Durden would be so proud. (WARNING: Bodies flailing, paint flying, and bloodshed)..."
"prescription drug that helps women smile and 'temporarily relieve anger with the patriarchy'."
"guest Kate Beckinsale. Plus, music by Jessica Mack, Olivia Lane and Carolina Hoyos..."
"Quirky singer & actress discusses her inspirations and onscreen projects on Page 24/25..."
"Using narrative testimony and historical documents, the show paints a vivid — and saddening — picture..."
"In one particularly moving sequence, a young girl who’s been violated by a school employee kills her..."
My Dreams Matter
"theater company focus this season has a lot to do with healing intergenerational trauma..."
"the hope that things will work out in the future. She is determined to write her own happy ending..."
Chillpak Hollywood Hour
"music, comedy and good conversation about diversity, live theatre, health, web series and..."
"singer/songwriter/actress news of the closing moments of her super Kickstarter campaign..."
Cutting Room Floor
"guests: former MTV host Carolina Hoyos; indie film producer Lawrence Fleming..."
“We all know a struggling artist, and many of us in our circle are just that. But Carolina’s..."
The Vinyl District
“If you’re to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page you’re reading at present..."
Take 2 Radio Music
Featured Artist on FNX music television program The AUX: Aboriginal Unity Experience.
Review of staged reading of "First Look Series: Then and Now" written by the Native Voices Ensemble.
“A Girl I Know, along with Jeremiah Bitsui (from critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad).."
The Vinyl District
“My earliest record collection included classics such as Run DMC, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles.."
Leading Us Absurd
"A Girl I Know’s “Bang Bang Bang” has recently racked up 45,000 Youtube hits in over a month..."
The Owl Mag
“Beats, synths, an alluring female vocal that takes no prisoners…and you’re hooked. With catchy..."
“Make CAROLINA HOYOS your essential cutie! She’s an incredible actress and singer/songwriter.."
Ford Fusion, Studio D
“Studio D's Artist of the Month brings the ethereal sound of confident vocals over piano/guitar.."