Denise Santos was born and raised in Miami, Florida by parents who immigrated from Ecuador and Colombia. A fluent Spanish and English speaker, thanks to her mother who insisted that she speak Spanish at home. Denise is deeply involved in creating community for those who feel under-represented in the media. In 2017, she founded Latinas in Media Atlanta and co-produced the first diversity showcase in Atlanta focused on sharing original one-act plays, directed and produced by a cast of local, diverse talent.
Some of Denise's on screen credits include, The Resident (Fox), MacGyver (CBS), Family Blood (Netflix), and 30+ National and Regional commercials. Stage credits include, Eve Ensler's,The Vagina Monologues, Carmen Rivera's, La Gringa, and Alan Ball's, Five Women Wearing The Same Dress,