Carolina Hoyos, HUSSLUP


Lee'd the Way


Carolina Hoyos

She/Her, They/Them

Actor-Writer-Director, Singer-Songwriter

ILLAPA Words and Music

Available To Work February 13, 2024


Writer-Director-Creative CAROLINA HOYOS (she/they) is a Queer Two Spirit first generation Peruvian-Ecuadorian Afro-Indigenous Latine. She is Quechua-Kichwa with Moche-Inca-Pima descent and Quariwarmi (3rd gender), or non-binary. Born in Washington, DC, and raised between Virginia and Baltimore, Carolina has also lived in NYC, San Francisco and Montgomery, Alabama, before making LA her home. She splits time between writing, directing and acting for stage and film as well as releasing records as singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist, A Girl I Know. Her work focuses on quirky queer femme-led comedies, crime, and family rooted stories that champion decolonized living. She co-wrote, produced and directed theater-feature hybrid solo festival Indigiqueer Identity: Reclaiming Past, Present and Future, and is producing and directing the development of a new full length Indigiqueer play for Celebration Theatre. As a 2021 Peace Studio Creative Peacebuilder, she was commissioned to write and perform a #MMIW solo piece. As a member of Native Voices Theater Ensemble, Carolina directed Cashed Out and Thresholds and Threads to win awards at their annual play festival. She will next direct magical realism film Skylight, based on a true story featuring Incan Thunder God Illapa. Skylight was adapted from a short essay Carolina wrote with the support of a West Hollywood Artist Grant. Her sitcom pilot Dad Pad has been compared to Brooklyn Nine-Nine with a majority female cast. The pilot earned her fellowship in the 2019 Native American TV Writers Lab and was shortlisted to be produced by Elizabeth Banks’s digital content studio WhoHaHa. Carolina also writes and performs with improv and sketch troupes on PBS, Comedy Central, UCB, iOWest, ACME Noho, and The Clubhouse. Her troupe Nightpantz has won multiple awards and Carolina’s work highlighted in their inaugural WhoHaHa Comedy Call Out.


Actor, Director, Director (2nd Unit), Writer, Writer/Director


Animation, Feature, Film, Multi Cam, Short Film, Single Cam, Theatre, Television


Animated, Comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Non-Fiction, Thriller

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American Federation Musicians-Local 47, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Chicana Directors Initiative, Film Independent, National Association of Independent Latino Producers, SAG-AFTRA, Women in Film, Women in Media




Los Angeles

Other Skills



United States of America


English, Spanish


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