Marisa Quintanilla is an actress who will play Huilen in Breaking Dawn Part 2.
A dedicated performer, writer, and creative producer, Quintanilla was born amidst the tumultuous winds and torrential rains of hurricane Alana on the southern coast of Texas. Eventually she moved east to Providence, where she attended Brown University, earning a BA in Theatre, Speech, and Dance. During that time, she trained at both the National Theater Institute and the St. Petersberg State Theatre Arts Academy in St. Petersberg, Russia.
Following university she went on to co-found the Davai Theatre Ensemble in New York City, producing and performing off-Broadway before moving to Los Angeles to pursue film and television. Since moving to Los Angeles, Quintanilla has booked roles in national commercials, Print Ads, network TV shows, movies of the week, and most recently worked with Oscar-winning director Bill Condon in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Over the years she has performed as a professional vocalist in both the U.S. and Mexico, and has been commissioned as a professional photographer in Los Angeles, New York, and Europe. Quintanilla continues to explore opportunities for artistic expression as founder and president of Monarch Media Productions, a company committed to generating innovative content that challenges stereotypes and promotes diversity, as well as through producing, co-creating, and acting in a new female-based comedic series, Sweet Mary & Jane.