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Vivian Ruiz,  experienced actress in theatre, radio and Television in both English and Spanish. Made her debut in theatre with Prometeo, directed by Teresa Maria Rojas. In theatre, Vivian has participated in over 30 productions. "Steel Magnolias", "The Last Stop", an adaptation of "A Streetcar named Desire", "Divinas Palabras", "Rosa de Dos Aromas" and "La Casa de Marina" written and directed by Rolando Moreno, to name a few. This last production represented Cuba in the Ninth International Theatre Festival in Wash., D.C. In television, Vivian has participated in various telenovelas in Telemundo and Univision. "Angel Rebelde", "El Cuerpo del Deseo", "Las Dos Caras de Ana" as well as starring in "Decisiones" and "Loteria" both thru Telemundo Network.

She's one of the most recognized commercial, industrial and dubbing "Voice Over" talent in English and Spanish internationally in tv, radio, and film. Her first mayor opportunity came, when she was asked to host "Survival Spanish" a series of educational programs teaching Spanish to american audiences nationally. Produced by Miami Dade Community College Television Productions in North Campus. She was chosen in LA to be part of "Miami Sands", the first "American" soap opera (120 episodes) filmed in Miami. Was guest star in "Miami Vice", "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Americas Most Wanted". In Italy, she was the female principle in "Extra Large", a mini-series for TV, shot in Miami over a two year period, working with Bud Spencer and Philip Michael Thomas. This series won a Tele-Gato, the Italian equivalent of an Emmy. Vivian hosted "Estrenos y Estrellas", the hispanic version of "Entertainment Tonight" thru Telemundo Network which aired nationally for 5 consecutive years from 1988 thru 1993. This series also won an Emmy. In 2007, she made a webnovela, "Mi Adorada Malena" presented by Unilever/Caress, thru Univision.com. She had a starring role in "El Cartel de los Sapos" (Telemundo) a series of 39 episodes dealing with the Cartel of el Valle del Norte in Colombia produced by RTI and Plural Entertainment.

One of Vivian's mayor satisfactions is to be part of Prometeo as a professor to give back what was once offered to her and to share the experience with her students that she has acquired as a professional in the entertainment business over the last 30 years. She teaches Acting for the Cameras, Camera Lab, and Voice and Diction in the vocational program. In October 2010, Vivian left to Clearwater, Fla. where she filmed for 2 months the 3D movie "Dolphin Tale" alongside Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Conick Jr. A film based on a true story of a Dolphin who lost its tale and battled to make it and today "Winter" serves as inspiration to many children, adults and our soldiers. Dolphin Tale was released by Warner Bros. September 2011. In March 2011, she was cast as "Yolanda" in one of Telemundo's most successful telenovelas, "La Casa de al Lado". Her rendition of Yolanda has placed her in a very important position in her career as a respected and well known actress worldwide.