KIKI MELENDEZ - HOST
Kiki Melendez is an actress, writer, comedian and executive producer and CEO of Latin Hollywood Films.
She has become one of America’s top female performers, creating many opportunities for herself and other minorities with her shows “Kiki Desde Hollywood” on Galavision, Showtime Networks “Hot Tamales Live!” a comedy show that has toured the nation, “Locos Y Contentos” on Estrella TV, and the documentary-comedy, “Journey of a Female Comic,” which was Oscar qualified in 2015.
Most recently she produced the groundbreaking “Latin Hollywood Films Upfronts” and presented a slate of multicultural programming for network executives in New York and LA.
Kiki promised her Mom she would go to college. She attended Florida Atlantic University where she got a BA in Psychology and a minor in Communications, before pursuing acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. She is also a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist! She stumbled into comedy because she lived around the corner from The Comic Strip in NYC.
A philanthropist at heart, Kiki also sits on the board of the Joy Foundation for underserved children and is constantly fundraising for education and programs for children. She is also a keynote speaker and recently appeared at Michigan State University.