Kwana Martinez studied at Vassar, British American Dramatic Academy, and Harvard. She regularly appears in national commercials, on stage, and in TV/film. In 2020, she completed filming the starring role in the short Bonito Secrets and played Eurydice for the Los Angeles Opera just before the shutdown.
Favorite roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Commonwealth Shakespeare); Nell Gwynn in Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Old Globe); Julie in the World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s Mr. Wolf (South Coast Repertory); and Sonia in Crime and Punishment (Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara). Work on other stages includes Mark Taper Forum, Denver Center, Pasadena Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, North Coast Repertory, Milwaukee Repertory, American Repertory, La Mama, New York Theatre Workshop and others.
In Los Angeles, Kwana is a board member and company member of the Antaeus Theatre Company.