Paulina Singer is a multi-talented actress, musician, vocalist, and dancer. A true artist and free spirit at heart, Singer is quickly gaining recognition for her ability to transform into complex characters over multiple mediums.
Singer’s career isn’t slowing down as she wrapped production on a leading role in the star-studded ensemble feature “Wilde Wedding” opposite Glen Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart, Peter Facinelli and Minnie Driver. She will also star as ‘Twinkle’ in the indie feature “This is Nowhere,” which is set for release in Fall 2016.
Singer is most recognized for her work on the hit FOX series “Gotham” as ‘Josie Mac,’ a new recruit of Captain Barnes’ (Michael Chiklis) law-abiding task force. In addition to “Gotham,” she starred alongside Mena Suvari on WE tv’s new original series “South of Hell.” Singer played ‘Grace Bledsoe,’ an innocent woman who had experienced extraordinary emotional trauma but is nevertheless angelic, forgiving, empathetic and sees the world the way it should be and not the way it is.
Originally from New Hampshire, Singer moved to New York City to pursue her college education as well as a career in acting. After spending a year studying acting, dance, and psychology at the New School, she began to shift her focus more specifically towards acting while training at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Singer received her first major break when she was cast in the recurring role of ‘Nilda’ opposite Luis Guzman in the highly acclaimed HBO series “How to Make it in America.” Since then she has portrayed roles on multiple television series including “Person of Interest” on CBS and “The Affair” on Showtime. Singer’s work in film includes the short films “Scissr” and “The Friend Zone,” as well as a role opposite Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway in director Nancy Meyer’s most recent feature “The Intern.” Additional work in film includes: “Puerto Ricans in Paris,” “Alone,” “The Nymphets,” “The Recipe,” and “Uncaged.”
As an ever evolving artist, Singer is currently intrigued by roles that thrive on passion and perseverance, as well as playing people who exude dissimilar traits, behaviors, and personalities than her own. She attributes her growth to the belief that actors are beacons of light for the world to have a broader perspective and understanding of issues that they themselves don't experience. In the future, she hopes to work with artists who create in the abstract including Oliver Stone, Tony Scott, Erykah Badu, Little Dragon, Flying Lotus and Shia LaBeouf.
When Singer isn’t in front of the camera, she enjoys writing and producing music through an alter ego, poetry, dancing, photography, cooking, and drawing in a meditative state. She also supports organizations that promote healthy farming, sustainable living, eco recovery and the end to animal cruelty.