Bertila Damas is an American television, film and theater actress. She was born in Cuba to a Puerto Rican-American mother and a Cuban father. She grew up in New York and Miami. Her work has been consistently admired in publications like Variety, the LA Times, Curtain Up and more. She began her professional career in Miami working in Spanish speaking theater and television while attending college. Her formal theater training was in New York City, at the Circle in the Square Professional Theater School, with Lee Strasberg at The Actor's Studio, and in Stella Adler's Advanced Acting class and acclaimed Script Analysis classes. She has worked on and off-Broadway as well as in regional theater. Her Broadway debut was playing Juliet in Romeo & Juliet for Joseph Papp's NYSF on Broadway, directed by Academy Award-winning actress Estelle Parsons, other major theater roles include Yerma in Yerma (Arena Stage), Clemencia in Electricidad (Mark Taper Forum), and as Nora opposite Robert Beltran in A Touch of the Poet (Latino Classical Theater Company).
She has a long list of TV and film credits, including The John Larroquette Show, King of the Hill, NYPD Blue, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Voyager, NCIS, CSI, Grimm, Lodge 49, Brooklyn 99, Home Economics and the upcoming Mrs. Davis. Some of her film roles include Lucky with Harry Dean Stanton, Mi Vida Loca, and the cult favorite, Nothing But Trouble. On international Spanish television, Bertila is known for her role as the villainous Marta on Angélica, Mi Vida for Telemundo. She has been seen and heard in dozens of commercials and voice-overs in both English and Spanish.