Academy Award Winning Actress, Dancer and Singer, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
Rita Moreno has won all four of the most prestigious awards in show business: an Oscar, a Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy. Her countless credits span more than seven decades, beginning with her Broadway debut at age 13. She has starred on Broadway and London's West End, appeared in more than 40 feature films, and countless television shows, and has performed in numerous regional theaters including her one woman show, Life Without Makeup at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Moreno recently co-starred in the critically acclaimed Latinx reimagining of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, One Day At A Time. Her documentary “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It,” for American Masters Pictures, had its world debut at Sundance Film Festival. Moreno also co-stars and is an Executive Producer of the Steven Spielberg remake of West Side Story. Recipient of the Peabody Career Achievement Award and the Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American culture, she was also honored by her peers as the 50th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She is a New York Times bestselling author with her first book, Rita Moreno: A Memoir published by Celebra Books. Moreno has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush and the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.