Shirley Rumierk

Shirley Rumierk (/rˈmɪərk/) is an American actress known for her role as Vanessa Suarez in Rise and as Autumn Cox in Manifest.

Shirley Rumierk
EducationTrinity School[2] and Harvard University,[3]
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)Armando Riesco

Early lifeEdit

Shirley Rumierk was born and brought up in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City.[1]

Rumierk attended Trinity School on the Upper West Side,[2] and despite being a first-generation Latina, from a low-income family, Rumierk secured a place at Harvard University,[3] moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts to study economics.[1] However, after realising economics was not her thing, she switched to Hispanic Studies, later graduating in 1995.[1]

During her time at Harvard, Rumierk travelled to Cuba to study Cuban and Caribbean literature, history and architecture, sponsored by the University of Buffalo.[3] Also, at that time, she decided to pursue an acting career, moved back to New York and took an acting conservatory program.[3] Rumierk joined the Oliver Scholars, a non-profit organization serving high-achieving Black and Latino students, graduating in 1995[4] Rumierk, now an Alumni Council Member, hosted the Fifth Annual Oliver Scholars Gala at Guastavino’s, 59th Street, New York City in 2018.[5]

Acting careerEdit

Rumierk was first introduced to acting when at ten years old she was a participant of the 52nd Street Project, a program that introduces children in Manhattan, to the world of theater by voluntary professionals.[1][6]

Rumierk’s screen appearances were numerous but brief until she landed a recurring role in East Willy B in 2011. She landed a main character role as Livvy in the 2016 film 11:55 , however, Her big break came in 2018 as Vanessa Suarez in ten episodes of the NBC television series Rise ,[3] followed by a recurring role of Autumn Cox in NBC's Manifest in 2019.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2019 Seneca Camila
2019 Lesson #7 by Alberto Ferreras Daughter Short film
2018 Lesson #1 She Short film
2017 Fluff Mia Short film
2017 We're Doing Fine Gertie
2016 Collateral Beauty Mrs. Scott
2016 11:55 Livvy
2014 Fugly! Young Moms
2013 Murder in Manhattan Winsome TV Movie
2013 And Then There Was Luz Short film
2012 Bronx Warrants Yvette TV Movie
2012 Nobody's Nobody's Melody Short film
2012 Game Change Maria Comella TV Movie
2011 Gun Hill Road Jeanette
2010 Illegal Maribel Chacon
2009 Can Openers Nancy TV Movie
2009 Possible Side Effects TV Reporter TV Movie
2009 Snapshots Short film
2005 Dumped! Analise


Year Title Role Notes
2020 Teenage Bounty Hunters Yolanda Carrion 10 episodes
2019 Elementary Audrey Kensit 1 episode - From Russia with Drugs
2019 New Amsterdam Sabra Constantin 1 episode - Five Miles West
2018-2019 Manifest Autumn Cox 4 episodes
2018 Power (TV series) Alexandra Navarro 1 episode - Damage Control
2018 Dichos (TV Series) comedian comedy sketches
2018 Rise (American TV series) Vanessa Suarez 10 episodes
2017 Blue Bloods Parole Officer Ramirez 1 episode - In and Out
2011-2013 East Willy B Maggie 4 episodes
2011 Dora the Explorer Beatriz / Boot's Mommy (voice) 1 episode - Pepe's School Day Adventure
2010 White Collar Rebecca Vidal 1 episode - Prisoner's Dilemma
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Assistant District Attorney 1 episode - Inhumane Society
2010 The Good Wife Joan 1 episode - Infamy
2009 Cupid Paula Torres 1 episode - The Tommy Brown Affair
2008 Ugly Betty Pilar Mejia 1 episode - When Betty Met YETI
2008 Life on Mars Marta 1 episode - Things to Do in New York When You Think You're Dead
2008 Lipstick Jungle Elba Garcia 1 episode - Chapter Three: Pink Poison
2006 Conviction Sonia 1 episode - True Love


Year Title Role
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population
2012 Max Payne 3 Giovanna


  1. ^ a b c d e "Shirley A. Rumierk". December 9, 2005.
  2. ^ a b "Shirley Rumierk". 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Exclusive Q&A with Shirley A. Rumierk". May 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Oliver Scholars Alumni Council Members". 2020.
  5. ^ "Oliver Scholars Gala Honors Black and Latino Students". June 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "The 52nd Street project - About us". 2020.
  7. ^ "'Manifest' Season 1: Autumn Cox's character is a victim and so it's a bit unfair to blame her for her actions". January 29, 2019.

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