Heidi-Marie Ferren is an actress, vocalist, and writer who originally hails from California, Arkansas, and Texas. As the last and longest running Miss USO, she has served service members and their families performing and speaking across the globe as an ambassador and steward of gratitude. She has performed and lectured in over 700 venues including performances at CitiField, Nassau Coliseum, Madison Square Garden and as a main stage performer at Dick Clark’s ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ in Times Square opening for Taylor Swift and Lady GaGa. As a country, jazz and gospel recording artist, Heidi’s credits include performances with Patti LaBelle, Lee Greenwood, Gladys Knight, Joe Piscopo and Tony Orlando. Heidi is currently blowing up YouTube in Too Short’s latest music video, “Ain’t My Girlfriend,” with French Montana, Ty Dolla Sign, Jeremih and Joyner Lucas. The recently dropped video is already climbing past 4 million views! You can also catch Heidi in her recurring role on ABC’s hit comedy, ‘American Housewife’ starring Katy Mixon and as the lead female, Sophie in JKic’s award winning short film, The Talk, which is currently playing at festivals worldwide. She was also recently seen in Gary Marshall’s New Year’s Eve and playing Wonder Woman on HBO’s hit T.V. show “Bored to Death” with Ted Danson. She has been featured twice on the Colbert Report and is a Co- Creator and series regular on the hit YouTube Series, ‘Blonde Jokes.” Heidi is also currently in development on a one-hour drama about the early women of country music, as well as a feature, a sit-com and 2 webseries in various stages of production.
On stage, she has played leading roles in Shakespeare and Shaw across the globe with some of the world’s most renowned Directors. Some of her favorite roles include: Angela in the world premiere of ‘Malicious Bunny;’ Frances Abbott in In the Belly of the Beast, directed by Adrian Hall; Lena in Misalliance, directed by Ethan McSweeny; and Helena/Puck/Flute in the Award-winning PBS broadcast of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Heidi has her BFA from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts and her MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program. She is currently recording her second album of original songs and continues to support service members through time, song and service as an Ambassador, Performer, and Volunteer. Heidi is also working on a book and documentary about her work as Miss USO, highlighting service members that have mentored her along the way. Her speaking series, ‘Extraordinary,’ dedicated to empowering women all over the world to BE the future they dream of NOW. Heidi is committed to giving women the tools to unleash their warrior within: “The future we want shows up when we do.” Heidi currently preparing for a leading female role in a major feature scheduled for production next year and for her series regular on a new pilot. Updates will be forthcoming!