A trail-blazing little person in the entertainment world, Selene Luna, at 3’10″, is a small package with a very big presence. A veteran of the stage and screen, Selene cut her teeth performing in clubs and art venues, and quickly became a darling of Hollywood’s underground scene. An original member of the Velvet Hammer Burlesque, Luna tours internationally and performs regularly with the undisputed Queen of Burlesque Dita Von Teese. Luna is probably best known for her role in Lionsgate’s feature, “My Bloody Valentine 3D”, and her role as Margaret Cho‘s assistant in Vh1′s “The Cho Show” – a performance that landed her a nomination for MTV LOGO’s NewNowNext: Brink of Fame: Comic Award. To date, Luna has written and performed six original one-woman shows, most recently Born to Be Alive, produced by the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center. Luna’s stand-up comedy has led her to work alongside comedy legends Roseanne Barr and Robin Williams. Luna’s most celebrated stand-up comedy credit has been opening for Margaret Cho’s MOTHER Tour, summer 2012-spring 2013.
The diminutive actress/writer/burlesque artist/stand-up comic/model/activist has faced more obstacles than most, as a woman born a little person who emigrated from Mexico to the U.S. with her family when she was just three years old. Luna’s original work explores the highs and lows of overcoming multiple levels of discrimination, weaving together a lifetime of adversity to tell humorous tales. Selene Luna has carved a niche for herself, and continues to break the stereotypes of little people in entertainment. Question of whether or not she would.