Shirley is a theater, TV and Film actress. Shirley made an appearance in the dramatic indie feature "Gun Hill Road" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. "Gun Hill Road" is a film about a Latino family whose father returns home from prison to find his teenage son stumbling towards a sexual transformation that will put the bonds of their embattled family to the test. Shirley also has a major role in the independent film "Ilegales," a drama about the harsh realities of life along the U.S./Mexico border. The film had it's world premiere at the 2010 HBO New York International Latino Film Festival. Shirley as well has a cameo in a comedic film written by John Leguizamo and directed by Alfred de Villa called "Fugly." Shirley made her Broadway debut at the Helen Hayes Theatre as the female lead in the comedy "Latinologues," written by award-winning writer Rick Najera and directed by Cheech Marin. Since then, Shirley has made numerous television appearances, most recently: "White Collar," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "The Good Wife," "Can Openers (CBS pilot)," "Life on Mars," "Ugly Betty," "Possible Side Effects (Showtime pilot)" and was a guest lead in the romantic comedy "Cupid." For many years, Shirley was the co-host of the New York City Emmy award-winning "infotainment" show "Cool in Your Code." She obtained her B.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University and is a proud Board Member, volunteer and alum of The 52nd Street Project, an inner-city children's theater program.
High school: Trinity School
Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
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Lights, Camera, Action! Shirley Rumierk, MS ‘95 has a starring role in the independent film "Ilegales," a drama about the harsh realities of life along the U.S./Mexico border. The film was featured at the 2010 HBO New York International Latino Film Festival and the Plaza Classic Film Festival in El Paso in August and is currently seeking distributors.