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Cice Rivera

Actress/Author  Cice Rivera

 

ImageCice Rivera, (born June 20, 1970) is an American television and film actress, artist and author. She began acting classes at eighteen and made her first movie appearance in Carlito’s Way (1992) and The Cowboy Way (1994). Since establishing her career as arising Hollywood actress and author, with films such as Carlito’s Angels and Blue’s Clues shows, which received 3 wins and 30 nominations, NY Times awards and award winning show.

Early life

Rivera was born in Newark, N.J. Currently resides in Hollywood, F.L. the daughter of Nilda Lopez,
a Hispanic cosmetologist and Rafael Rivera Sr., a Hispanic entrepreneur from Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
Rivera’s maternal grandparent’s are from Spain and Puerto Rico. On her father’s side, she is descended
from a prominent family in Puerto Rico. Rivera has an older brother Rafael, a younger brother Manuel,
adopted little sister Alexis and (by father only) brother Richard, sister Jajaira and Yazaida.
Rivera lived in West Orange N.J. until age eighteen, where she took art and writing classes at an art gallery
 nearby. She frequently wrote poetry and did canvas art for much of her childhood. Rivera studied art
as a child and also taking small parts in any production.

Rivera attended West Orange High School for a short period: Later attending and graduating from Florida
School of Excellence. Rivera participated in high school theater productions, art, photography and fashion
design. Rivera enrolled in the University of Metaphysical Science in California 2004. Prior to this, she
worked as a bartender while pursuing an acting career. She went into Manhattan daily to pursue
auditions and supported herself with a variety of odd jobs, such as photography and makeup.

Rivera later completed her coursework and was awarded a degree from University of Science Ca.
currently furthering her education with a psychology degree. She is fluent in Spanish and intermediate in
several languages. 

Career

Modeling

At 16, she began her career as a model. Rivera first modeling job was for a catalog. Following many pageants and fashion shows. She modeled for various photographers and companies. She modeled for companies such
as ESPN, Pepsi, Herbal Essence, Natural Awakenings, Coors Light and Budweiser. She was featured
on the cover New Times. Cover Model Coffee Shop Robbery.

Acting

While in New York, Rivera took acting classes at HB Studios and various other acting schools. She had
appeared in several student films and had later landed roles in several Off – Off-Broadway plays. Rivera’s
performance brought other offers to expanding in her roles: TV. Soap Opera, In Our World (1996),
Rosebay N.Y. T.V. (1998). After filming the TV shows, Rivera traveled into Los Angeles and was cast
in a series of one big role and small roles in several independent films as well as in the lead role.
However, the agent was not legit and Rivera went back to N.Y. to continue her career.
She later appeared in several films such as Love + (Me) 3 (2000), Lying Beside You (2001),
It’s Joe Time (2002), Meet Joe (2002) The Movie, El Vacilon (2005), Carlito’s Angel’s,
Making The Movie T.V. Show and The Coffee Shop Robbery.

One of Rivera’s notable T.V appearances was in Blue’s Clues and Rosebay N.Y. Show. 
This role led to her break-through performance in production. She published her first book in the
 late 1990s, carrying of successes, including taking an active part of various roles producing,
directing, photography, makeup artist and writer.

Rivera was selected as one of Rosebay N.Y. most prestigious actors. She was presented Award for
Excellence at LCD Studios. Award winner as the producer of the show In Our World which aired
on channel 34.

Rivera received recognition as a Hollywood Celebrity: on Hollywood Updates. 

 Entrepreneurship

Rivera currently published her own entertainment magazine for rising artist “Bout Me”, certified acting
coach and author of several books. Furthermore, working on a Metaphysical Center for human
development. She also has made appearances in mentoring as an advocate for people of all age groups.
Rivera is working on a spiritual book titled (The Unity of One Split Power).
Rivera’s current books out, A Rainbow Behind a Shadow, Dasper, Bed Wetting Betty, Artistic
Expressions, Insolent Un-silenced Voices, A Mind Recovered, Authentic Life Purpose and more.

Personal life

Rivera married actor/model and motorcycle builder Blye Gonzalez June 07, 2007. 
Rivera’s comment on her marriage:
She claims they met in a dream, prior to actually meeting in person. Then they met at a gas station.
 They exchanged love letters and phone calls for sometime before committing to meeting again in person. 
Rivera had a baby boy at Women and children’s hospital in Lafayette, La. Delivered
By Doctor D. Robinson & Midwife Lynette Robinson. March 11, 2009, weight in at 6lbs 15oz,
length 20.5, 12:57pm. Keanu Blye Gonzalez, Natural Labor…

Religion

Rivera does not believe in religion. 
Rivera’s Comment on religion: She believes in the word of God, freedom of believing in all religions
which equal one, a higher power of spirit. All religions equal one word – God or the energy of a
higher power source. She believes Healing is established through universal source. 

Filmography

Actress:

   1. Vacilón: The Movie, El (2005) …. Girlfriend
   2. Blue’s Clues: Meet Joe! (2002) (V) …. Steve’s Friend
   3. It’s Joe Time! (2002) (V) …. Steve’s friend
   4. Lying Beside You (2001) …. Clarissa
   5. Love = (Me)^3 (2000) …. Monica’s Script double

Make-Up Department:

   1. Carlito’s Angels (2003) (V) (makeup artist) (photographer)

Awards

2009 Mrs.Queen OF Pink (awarded medal, together we can)
2008 Ms. Gasparilla Royalty
2008 Barbizon Miss Congeniality 
2007 Miami Herald Featured Artist
1990-2008 Editor’s Choice Awards
2006 Cover Girl Bout Me Magazine 
2006 Miami Herald Convention
2005 Rukira Fashions 
2005 Cover Girl Rukira 
2005 Cover Girl Coffee Shop Robbery
2003 Most Photogenic Award
2000 Modeling Beauty Award
1995-1998 Editor’s Choice Award
1998-2007 Poetry Awards
1999 T.V. Soap Opera Front Cover Queens N.Y.
2005-2007 Article Awards
2004 Photographer/Editor In Chief Lokera Magazine
1998 Bud Girl 
1998 Swimwear Calendar
1997 Swimwear Competition Florida
1997 Miss Front Cover “Rainbow Behind a Shadow”
1997 Model of the Month May
1996 Miss Budweiser
1996 Most Photogenic Award 
1995 Miss Coors Light
1994 Pepsi Promo & Commercial
1994 Miss Most Photogenic, L,C,D.
1993 Miss Fitness M.Beach Wear

References

http://www.cicerivera.com
http://www.boutmehealing.com
http://www.hollywoodupclose.com
http://www.amazon.com/Rainbow-Behind-Shadow-Cice-Rivera/dp/1403301239
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/filmnetwork/U10610477
http://www.librarything.com/author/riveracice
http://www.picable.com/photographers/Cice%20Rivera.618
http://community.fordmodels.tv/profile/CiceRivera
http://www.missonline.com/profile/CiceRivera
http://hollywood.premiere.com/search-cice%20rivera
http://www.socyberty.com/writers/Cice%20Rivera.618

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