Vero Maynez (she/they) is a queer, Mexican-American stage and screen actor. Onscreen, one can catch Vero cheesing with @cheezit on TikTok, in a Cheez-It Puff'd commercial, or in the upcoming independent feature “Mr. Dust” (story by Spenser Parsons & Joe Swanberg, executive produced by Eddie Linker). Selected theatre credits include: Alma (American Blues Theatre--u/s), The Snow Queen (The House Theatre), Bechdel Fest: Momentum (Broken Nose at Steppenwolf 1700), Feel the Spirit (Shotgun Players), and The Christians (San Fransisco Playhouse). Vero has also had the privilege of working on staged readings with Keen Company, The Kennedy Center, Stages Houston, CATCO, Theatreworks Colorado Springs, Berkeley Repertory, Stage West, and Crowded Fire, to name a few, predominantly during the height of the pandemic. In addition to being an actor, Vero is a passionate teaching artist, having worked with theatres across the Chicagoland area like Writers, Prop Thtr, About Face, Mudlark, and City Lit. Vero is a 250-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor, teaches for Phoenix Yoga Project, has additional training from American Conservatory Theater, and is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency and Manager Tim Angle of Shelter Entertainment Group. She holds an MFA in Acting from DePaul University, and a BA in Theatre & Performance Studies with a minor in Spanish from UC Berkeley. Keep up to date on Instagram (@veronicamaynez) or here at www.veromaynez.com/news for some exciting updates coming soon!