T.V. Carpio

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Teresa Victoria Carpio (born April 1981) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her breakthrough role as Prudence in the film Across the Universe (2007), in which she sang the Beatles song "I Want to Hold Your Hand". She gained further recognition for her roles as Valerie in Limitless (2011), and Shelby Prince in the Lifetime television series The Client List (2013).

T.V. Carpio
Born
Teresa Victoria Carpio

April 1981 (age 40)
Alma materThe New School
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Cato Herring
Children2
Parent(s)Peter Mui
Teresa Carpio

She is also known for her starring roles in theatre, portraying Arachne in the original Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (2011), and Eurydice in the Citadel Theatre production of Hadestown (2017).

Early lifeEdit

Teresa Victoria Carpio was born in April 1981 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[1] She is the daughter of Hong Kong singer Teresa Carpio, with whom she has performed on stage as a guest singer, including at the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.[2] Her mother loved the TV (television) so she named her daughter after it. Her father was Peter Mui, a fashion designer who founded YellowMan, a successful tattoo clothing brand,[3] and co-founded Tungtex Holdings Co., a Hong Kong-based garment maker.[4][5]

Carpio spent much of her childhood at an international school in Hong Kong and then at the age of 11 moved to Springfield, Missouri. At the age of 14, Carpio moved to New York. Carpio initially was an ice skater and planned on pursuing that as a career to become an Olympic ice skater but she was injured and realized as a teenager that she was not good enough.[6][7] Carpio studied jazz vocals for two years at The New School.[8][9][10]

CareerEdit

After realizing that she could not pursue ice skating any longer, Carpio began her career as a dancer. She danced with NSYNC at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards, performed on Last Call with Carson Daly, and danced in music videos for Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston.[1][2][10] In 2001, Carpio was a contestant on The WB television show Popstars, alongside Nicole Scherzinger, but did not win.[11]

She made her television debut portraying a laundry lady in Law & Order (2002) and later appeared in one episode of The Jury (2004). Carpio portrayed Gail in She Hate Me (2004) and had her first major role as Angela Tsing in Sucker Free City (2004), both films directed by Spike Lee. Carpio made her Broadway debut in Rent as Alexi Darling and others, from December 2006 until April 2007.[12]

Carpio decided to move to Los Angeles to further pursue her acting career.[7] Carpio's breakthrough came when she portrayed Prudence, a cheerleader in love with another female cheerleader but the love is unrequited, in the film Across the Universe (2007), in which she sang a rendition of the Beatles song "I Want to Hold Your Hand", directed by Julie Taymor. Carpio's father, Peter Mui, appeared in the film as an extra in the role of a prankster.[13]

From 2010 to 2011, she starred in the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, alongside Julie Taymor,[14] with whom Carpio had worked a few years earlier.[15] Previews began on November 28, 2010, where she originally played one of the Greek narrators, Miss Arrow. Due to the departure of original Arachne actress Natalie Mendoza, Carpio officially replaced her in the role on January 4, 2011, after covering multiple times during Mendoza's absence.[16] During revisions, Carpio's role was decreased extensively as the creative team and many critics felt the villainess was not working for the show. Carpio suffered a neck injury during a mid-performance incident of the musical in March 2011. She made a full recovery and returned to the show over two weeks later.[17][9] During this time Carpio made her major film debut in Limitless (2011) alongside Bradley Cooper which premiered in March of that year. After delays, Spider-Man officially opened on June 14, 2011. Carpio departed the show on November 13, 2011.[18]

Carpio has continued making various acting appearances on television, in films, and on stage. Most notably, Carpio had a recurring role as Shelby Prince in the Lifetime series The Client List (2013),[19][20] portrayed Satomi in The Scribbler (2014),[21] and starred as Eurydice alongside Reeve Carney in Hadestown (2017) at the Citadel Theatre.[22] She then portrayed Sophie, a deaf woman, in the short film Noise (2018) which debuted in October 2018 at the Austin Film Festival,[23] and was released online on September 13, 2019, on Omeleto.[24] In 2019, Carpio starred in the ensemble in Little Shop of Horrors at the Pasadena Playhouse.[25][26]

Personal lifeEdit

Carpio is married to Cato Herring, a DJ. They have two children together, one daughter and one son, and live in California.[27][28][29][30]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role
2004 She Hate Me Gail
2007 Across the Universe Prudence
2011 Limitless Valerie
2014 The Scribbler Satomi
2018 Noise Sophie Short film

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Law & Order Laundry Lady Episode: "Patriot"
2004 Sucker Free City Angela Tsing Television film
2004 The Jury Esme Kingman Episode: "Mail Order Mystery"
2011 Late Show with David Letterman Arachne Episode: "18.100"
2011 Body of Proof Jinx 2 episodes
2013 The Client List Shelby Prince Recurring role; 11 episodes
2014 Anger Management Kiri Episode: "Charlie Tests His Will Power"
2014 Stalker Robyn Episode: "Love is a Battlefield"
2015 Rizzoli & Isles Zoe Blyer Episode: "Gumshoe"
2017 Bloodline Lauren Chu Episode: "Part 30"

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Theatre
2006–2007 Rent Alexi Darling / Ensemble Nederlander Theatre
2010–2011 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Arachne Foxwoods Theatre
2017 Hadestown Eurydice Citadel Theatre
2019 Little Shop of Horrors Ensemble Pasadena Playhouse

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2007 Online Film & Television Association Best Adapted Song "I Want to Hold Your Hand" from Across the Universe Won [31]

ReferencesEdit

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