Belange Rodriguez

Daughter of two prominent Puerto Rican actors (Miguelangel Suarez and Amneris Morales), began her acting career at the age of three in her native island of Puerto Rico. She was a standout child actor in the film version of Abelardo Díaz Alfaro’s “Cuentos para despertar,” and, as an adolescent participated in various television shows in Puerto Rico.

In order to continue her acting studies abroad, Rodríguez later attended the University of Miami, completing her degree at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA, an affiliate of the Actor’s Studio). Ms. Rodríguez began her work in N.Y. in the Spanish theatre with the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Summer Tour, achieving in a short time an extensive theater career and in independent cinema.

As a producer, her first production in New York was her autobiographical play, “A Night to Forget.” Ms. Rodriguez then moved back to Puerto Rico for some years and together with her mother, Amneris Morales, founded “BeautifulAngel Productions,” mounting several plays in the most prestigious theaters of the island, such as Teatro Tapia, Teatro Coribantes, Teatro Yaguez, Teatro Arrivi, and in many colleges around the island. The first play that she produced in Puerto Rico was a new production of “A Night to Forget.” Owing to the thematic and educational impact of the play, with the support of the Oficina de la Procuraduría de la Mujer, a branch of the Government of Puerto Rico, the work was presented to victims of sexual abuse.

Since its incorporation in 2006, Angelbello Productions served as a cultural bridge between Puerto Rico and the Diaspora, allowing for those on the island to recognize those who represent us in the great city of New York, both dramatists and actors. With that in mind, several of her theatrical productions were from Nuyorican writers. Among them, “Branches” by A. B. Lugo, and “Three To A Session… A Monster’s Tale” by Desi Moreno Penson.

Rodríguez has also produced the radio show, “Te Regalo mi Sonrisa.” A radio show that carried the voices of people, families and communities who felt marginalized and confined by health or social issues, such as cancer patients, and victims of rape and domestic violence, among many others. “Te Regalo mi sonrisa” was an interactive program with a dynamic, entertaining and healing format transmitted live from the same care center, hospital or home of the needy.

In addition, Ms. Rodríguez has developed and produced various fundraisers, such as the event “Por Emeli Vando,” dedicated to the plastic artist, a patient with muscular dystrophy, and her daughter who continues to suffer from congenital rubella today. Along with her mother, Rodríguez co-produced “Con Miguelángel,” an event held at the Santurce Fine Arts Hall, to help with the medical expenses of Puerto Rico’s first national actor, Miguelángel Suárez, during his cancer illness.

Most recently, she co-produced the fundraising events “De aquí y de allá,” a theater festival to help the victims in Puerto Rico after the passage of hurricane Maria, presented at the Julia de Burgos Theater in New York City.

She has gained such recognitions as The New York Daily News “Up & Coming Latino Actress,” the HOLA Award, ATI Awards, as well as several ACE award nominations.