Paloma Garcia-Lee is an American actress known for her role as Adrienne on the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon and as Graziella in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming West Side Story.
Born into a theatrical family and home schooled by her parents so she could pursue a career in the arts – Paloma left home at 14 years old to attend North Carolina School of the Arts where she completed High School in 3 years. She graduated from NCSA’s School of Drama and within a few months of moving to New York made her Broadway debut at 17 years old. She has been seen on stage in New York in 6 Broadway shows and has also appeared in numerous live television broadcasts.
Steven Spielberg has been making West Side Story in his head for a very long time. As a boy in Phoenix in the late 1950s, he had only the soundtrack, and he tried to picture the action and dancing that might accompany it. “My mom was a classical pianist,” says the filmmaker. “Our entire home was festooned with classical musical albums, and I grew up surrounded by classical music. West Side Story was actually the first piece of popular music our family ever allowed into the home.
“ I want to be in the space of someone who loves creating and storytelling in a way that lights me up and inspires me. I want to connect with the people I work with, knowing that we complement each other’s energy.”