A former Detroiter, Lani Garcia spent most of her upbringing in Michigan. As a child, Garcia remembers attending Shakespeare in the Park with her mother, where she fell in love with the performing arts. It didn't take long for her to realize what her career path would be. So far, she's not off to a bad start. Garcia has appeared in over 40 TV programs, films, industrials, commercials, voice overs, and new media campaigns.
Her first foray into acting was the play Hansel and Grettle in the 4th Grade. Her first paid acting gig came in college, while studying Communications and Film. College also gave Lani the opportunity to pursue her other passion - journalism. It was a great way to expand her knowledge of many subjects, and fuel the drive to impact her community. The love for music and dance kept her performing in local troops until her on-camera career took off.
It wasn't long before Garcia was not only working as an actor, but also a local television reporter. For years she produced and hosted the cable TV show, FYI, along with various talk show programs on CitiTV, earning 9 cable television awards.
Garcia is proud of those projects that contribute to society; Some of them include work in a PBS sustainable architecture documentary, a Canadian alternate fuel documentary, and being a key face in the Junior League's anti-domestic violence campaign -a project that continues to reach teenage audiences around the country. In addition, Garcia lent her talents to Health Center, an alternative healthcare show, and hosted the Autowire news magazine program. Stop Foreclosure is still receiving praise, a television program she hosted and produced about confronting the realities of home foreclosure. Her most memorable moments, however, come from celebrity interviews - an odd juxtaposition for someone having worked both sides of the camera.
Garcia's recent independent film projects include lead roles in Perception (Bollywood), Follow That Dog, and the sci-fi short 8 Lying on Its Side.
Garcia graduated from the University of Michigan. Prior to college she had a stint at the Interlochen Arts Academy and attended the Midwest NeuroLinguistic Programming Institute in South Bend, IN.