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Meet Shereen Pimentel, Broadway's New Maria, with These 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

Meet Shereen Pimentel, Broadway's New Maria, with These 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

Shereen Pimentel is a rising star in the Broadway community who is currently playing the iconic role of Maria in the revival of West Side Story.

The 21-year-old actress is currently a senior undergraduate soprano student at The Juilliard School in New York City and she’s pulling double duty with her Broadway gig. She’s continuing to attend her classes and keep up with her studies while performing eight shows a week!

Shereen made her Broadway debut when she was only nine-years-old as Young Nala in The Lion King and now she’s make on stage in the hottest show of the year.

We caught up with Shereen to learn more about her. Check out 10 Fun Facts below!

  • 1. I didn’t learn how to ride a bike until I was 18. I spent 6 weeks in Germany one summer and the only way to get around was by bicycle. So my aunt and uncle taught me how to ride in a local parking garage.
  • 2. I was on my dance team in High School for 2 years.
  • 3. I am the only singer to have won my school’s talent show – I sang “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston.
  • 4. I performed at the Frankfurt Opera House at the age of 18 – I was a guest performer for their studio gala.
  • 5. My favorite movie is A Walk to Remember. I’m a hopeless romantic.

Click inside to read the rest of the fun facts…

  • 6. I have a phobia of roller coasters. I found this out on my first roller coaster ride Nitro at Six Flags and I cried the entire time.
  • 7. I do believe that I am a Carrie Bradshaw.
  • 8. I love astrology; I am a Libra sun, Scorpio rising, Aquarius moon.
  • 9. I’m deathly allergic to cats but I still think they’re cute.
  • 10. I just discovered that I enjoy making jam and decide to make some for the entire cast of West Side Story!

You can see Shereen as Maria in Broadway’s West Side Story revival right now!

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Photos: Julieta Cervantes, Jan Versweyveld, Jiyang Chen Photography
Posted to: 10 Fun Facts, Broadway, Exclusive, Shereen Pimentel

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