AFTERBUZZ TV – AfterBuzz TV’s Spotlight On edition, is a long form interview series featuring Actors and TV personalities discussing their roles and shows as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Stacy Ike interviews Santana Dempsey.
Adoption and Mixed Race Advocate Santana Dempsey has been a rocket in her short time in L.A. Last year she was part of the prestigious 2013 ABC Talent Showcase. Recently, Santana was cast as a leading role in the Lifetime Movie “Shaker Pointe” coming out in February 2015. She was fortunate enough to work alongside talented actors such as: Mike Beach, Lil Romeo, Tamala Jones, Shanica Knowles, Corbin Bleu, Dawnn Lewis… Santana will be Costarring this fall on HBO’s The Newsroom and DirecT.V’s new drama Kingdom. Other credits include: French Dirty (2015), Evolve (filming), English Vinglish (2012), Scholastics Read180 (2009-2010) and Courtside (2014).
A University of Missouri alumnus, Santana is a veteran of New York City’s Primary Stages, INTAR, Soho Rep, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and Carnegie Hall. She also wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed one woman show, The Other Box which she will workshop and perform this November in Los Angeles.
Santana is an ambassador for the non profit Mixed Roots Foundation which helps to bring awareness to anyone touched by adoption. Currently, she is working on an interdisciplinary art project called Somewhere In Between (working title) that celebrates identity and diversity.
Santana currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
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