Deena Marie Manzanares
Deena Marie Manzanares
Professional actress, model, host, and YouTube partner.
Entirely self made by hard work, Deena Marie has built up popularity as a local personality. Within a year she was named Face of Utah, SLC's Community Celebrity, and SLC Sweetheart.
Be it onstage, on set, or YouTube, Deena Marie has spent many years creating and performing.
A member of Actors Equity Association, she is a graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City, NY. The ATC was founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy. While a student, she was chosen to perform for Mamet himslef. Upon graduating, she was cast in an Atlantic Children's show and performed in the Off Broadway Atlantic Theater.
NYC training also includes Juilliard and NYU's Cap21. In 2012, Deena Marie went back to New York for Shakespeare and Classical training with Seth Barrish of The Barrow Group and Red Bull Theater Company.
Theatre, drama, and classical work came first and remains her greatest love.
Recent highlights include the title role in "Hedda Gabler" with Sting & Honey in 2014, and Blanche in "A Streetcar Named Desire" coming in 2015 with Radical Hospitality Theatre.
December 2007 was the start of her first YouTube Channel, BeanerLarue. There, her mostly comedic videos have over 7 million views and 34 thousand subscribers.
This led to becoming a Ford Fiesta Agent in 2013 and 2009! A weekly adventure is assigned incorporating the car, filmed, and uploaded to her YouTube channel. The 2013 Fiesta Movement included Deena Marie interviewing the top six American Idol® contestants, flying a plane, and interviewing bands at Lollapalooza!
Deena Marie's most popular videos are her "Twilight" musical paroides. The first is at over 2 million views and has been seen on MTV's, "It's on with Alexa Chung."
She was featured on G4TV's, "Attack of the Show" and ranked among the top ten "Hottest Women on the Web". She was also awarded a Salt Lake Magazine "Best of the Beehive" for The Comedienne and a City Weekly "Best of Utah" in Media.
For over three years she created, edited, and appeared in a weekly comedic videos and as interviewer for SLC City Weekly's website.
As host, Deena Marie has appeared on local morning news as a fill in feature reporter, her own original characters, and celbrity impersonators, and emcee for many live events.