The Sweetest Badass You'll Ever Meet
Howdy! I’m Audi Resendez, a Texas native of Latina and Native American descent. I’m a toddler pageant queen turned mariachi singer turned dancer turned theatre major turned stuntwoman turned actor turned award-winning indie filmmaker. How did I get here? I’m still trying to figure that out.
I was born in Houston and learned southern charm and hospitality from my folks, Linda and Eloy, who have been married 50 years! My dad is a Vietnam Veteran and was awarded two Purple Hearts, while my mother was a bilingual elementary school teacher. My mom took much joy (probably too much joy) in enrolling me in child beauty pageants. Ever since the age of three, I’ve been on stage and loving it.
I graduated from the University of Houston with degrees in both Psychology and Theatre (with specialties in movement and stage combat). To put myself through college, I sang and danced at Six Flags Astroworld- which was the best summer job ever! Well, besides being a back-up dancer for country star Clay Walker. I also worked as a stage fighter in a number of touring operas and ballets. To give back to my community, I taught acting to children through an outreach program sponsored by the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre. I was also honored to sing for the troops at the Houston Rodeo and performed every year for Go Tejano Day.
As much as I’m a Texas girl at heart, I knew I had to try my luck in Los Angeles. Once here, I built on my stage combat experience to become a professional stuntwoman. I’ve worked with everyone from Steven Spielberg to Eva Longoria to Anthony Hopkins. But I always wanted to be a stuntwoman who did her own acting, so I began training with some of the best acting studios in the industry- including Eric Morris, Lesly Kahn, Amy Lyndon and the Groundlings. I feel as though my efforts and diverse talents have paid off, as I’ve worked on numerous sets as an actor, stuntwoman, singer, and dancer.
And because I get bored easily, I am now creating projects through my own production company- Sad Bridesmaid Productions. I produced, wrote, co-directed, starred, sang, danced and stunted in the short film GLORIA, which screened at multiple national film festivals and won awards such as Best Short Film at La Femme Film Festival, Audience Choice Award at the Santa Monica Film Festival, and Best Inspirational Comedy at the Action on Film Festival. (You can watch it now in the VIDEOS section)
So that’s how I got here. Where am I going? Hopefully to create more uplifting original content that will inspire and build cultural bridges. Oh, and I’d also like to go back to Hawaii.