Rochelle Maria Muzquiz is an actor in SAG-AFTRA and a screenwriter focused primarily on smart, absurd half-hour comedy for TV. See her as Mel in the feature film Somebody I Used to Know, in which she worked alongside Haley Joel Osment, Alison Brie and Olga Merediz, under the direction of Dave Franco (set to be released worldwide on Amazon Prime in 2022). Rochelle is currently seeking representation for acting and screenwriting in LA.
While originally from Texas, Rochelle got her start as a professional actor in Portland, Oregon studying at The Actor’s Lab with Kristina Haddad. After landing an agent and working in the Portland market for seven years, Rochelle now lives in L.A. with her writing partner, Greg Kerr of Full Brain Films. Together, Rochelle and Greg have written two comedy pilots and have outlined an entire season of a sci-fi drama series called Exceptionals, for which they filmed webisodes in Hawaii, Bolivia, Death Valley and more.
Rochelle loves collaborating, making people laugh, and moving and inspiring people into positive change. Her writing usually focuses on representing unconventional work and relationships, including the unparalleled relationship between identical twins (Rochelle is a twin!). Check out Rochelle’s original work. (And why not visit her twin Renée’s website to hear some friggin’ awesome music?)
Half-Quaked, a mockumentary film Rochelle co-created with Casey Pfeifer, recently won best comedy at the Oregon Independent Film Festival and was also nominated for best picture. Watch Rochelle’s interview on Tonight with Cassidy about the win.
Currently, Rochelle is developing an episodic mystery-comedy podcast with Greg called Mystery Team, to be released in 2022. And she continues to exercise her acting muscles for the next cool project that comes along, no matter where in the world. Contact Rochelle here if you’re interested in casting her or working together.