Danay Garcia is an actress, writer, producer, director and podcast host.
Since arriving in the United States from Cuba, Danay has portrayed a rich array of strong characters in TV and film including Sofia Lugo in the Fox series Prison Break, and Luciana in “Fear the Walking Dead.” The 8th and final season of AMC’s top-rated series will feature an episode directed by Danay.
When Danay is not slaying zombies on “Fear the Walking Dead,” she is helping people plant seeds for growth and happiness through “The Danay Garcia Podcast,” which she launched in 2020. Now in her second season of the podcast, Danay has interviewed a range of fascinating guests from the worlds of entertainment, education, art, science, health, non-profit, and business.
Danay’s lifelong love of art and storytelling informs these real-world connections she makes through her podcast as well as her work as an actress, producer and director. “Storytelling is an opportunity to represent different parts of who we are,” she said. She is thrilled to help deliver diverse stories to every platform, representing all kinds of human experiences.
Danay’s production company, This Is Happening Productions, will continue to bring her vision and storytelling into the world with a number of projects she has in the works.
Written, directed, and produced by Danay, “La Cura” (“The Cure”) is a mid-length film about a small town in Mexico feeling the effects of an unknown disease that forces the local pastor to make an ethical decision that will impact the lives of everyone in the village. The film premiered on the opening night at the Baja California International Film Festival and was also an official selection in the Chicago Independent Film Festival, YoFi Fest, Shorts Mexico Festival, SmartFilms Mexico Festival and more.
Danay appeared in feature film “Spiked,” with Aidan Quinn, and “Baby Money,” a thriller in which she portrayed a fugitive gang member. She also starred in the first season of the Quibi streaming series, “50 States of Fright” produced by Sam Raimi.
Other film credits include “Avenge the Crows” (2017), an independent thriller which Garcia also produced co-starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Steven Bauer, Emilio Rivera and Danny Trejo; “Sniper 7,” “Ultimate Kill” (2007), an action film produced by Sony and Mandalay Pictures. “Liz en September” (2014), by acclaimed director Fina Torres; “Eternal Ashes” (2011), which opened to critical acclaim at the Montreal Film Festival; “From Mexico with Love” (2009), and “Danika” (2006), a psychological thriller co-starring Marisa Tomei.