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Zilah Mendoza has originated lead roles in the theater such as Ana in Lisa Loomer’s hit Living Out (Mark Taper Forum, Second Stage Theater), Matilde in Sarah Ruhl’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated The Clean House (Yale Repertory Theatre), Electricidad in Luis Alfaro’s Electricidad (Mark Taper Forum) and Perla in Juliette Carrillo’s Plumas Negras (Cornerstone Theater Company). Her performances have garnered awards including an Obie, a Garland and a Lortel nod in N.Y.C. for her work in Living Out, as well as numerous Backstage Awards for her work in Los Angeles. Mendoza has had recurring and guest-starring roles on Modern Family, The King of Queens, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Grey’s Anatomy, MAD TV, Law & Order, Medium and 24. She is the Associate Artistic Director of the Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (MAPP), a nonprofit arts-based literacy program working in North America.