Simenona Martinez (Si-Me-Own-Nah), is an American actress, singer, writer, painter, recording artist, songwriter, music producer, behavioral scientist, public speaker, entrepreneur, and artist: visual, political, performance, abstract romanticism, poetry and film writing.
She is a genius with an I.Q in the triple nines, Empath/HSP, profoundly gifted adult, multi-instrumentalist, and trained opera singer. She was a child prodigy and a rebel since birth. She is currently training as a pilot. At 18, she enlisted into the Air Force, however, she was turned away due to her struggle with chronic illness. She is an avid reader, amateur historian, aviation enthusiast, car and motorcycle curator and an outstanding orator. She was also accepted into to the Peace Corps, but fell into a Lupus Erythematosus Flare up. She is an absolute social recluse and an extremely private person. Inspired by Gandhi and Mother Teresa, Simenona has lived her entire life as public servant by choice.
At the age of 16, Simenona wrote, directed, produced, and edited her first film entitled “Black and White.” This documentary project was honored at several well-known film festivals both around the U.S. and Internationally, including the Los Angeles Film Festival. Immediately after completing the film, she opened a production company in San Francisco where she took her writing and producing skills to the next level. She developed her first magazine in high school.
Simenona worked with the San Francisco Mime Troupe on various projects. Her monologue, which she wrote and performed at 16, earned her an unprecedented two minute standing ovation in the San Francisco Diego Rivera Theater. She has genius comedic timing, as she is professionally trained in the Art of Improv. She is sharp, with superior memory recall and extremely quick-witted.
She also signed on with San Francisco’s Warner Bros. WB20 Youth Division in 2003, where she wrote, produced and starred in a series of Public Service Announcements. Her writing team at Warner Brothers was nominated for an Emmy Award. Simenona wrote a spot entitled “Imagine” that won an honorable mention for a Froggy Award, the national award for The WB/CW Television Network. With her own production company at 16, Simenona’s focus has always been solely on bringing awareness and her projects to this day, reflect that. At 17, she began grant writing to fund after school programs and resources for lower income areas.
Simenona went on to receive other awards for her work with WB20 and public service. She was also featured twice on the cover of Summer Blast Magazine. From 2007 through 2010, she hosted the Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney show “Behind the Ears.” In 2007, she appeared alongside John Amos, Anthony Mackie, and Ving Rhymes in the film Ascension Day. In 2008, she acted in the film entitled “Interruption”. Simenona also stared in Rob Cohen’s 2012 blockbuster film, Alex Cross, headlined by Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, and Cicely Tyson.
As the founder and president of Sioni Academy, which focuses on developing self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-assurance in children, Simenona is able to actively give back to the community. Her production company, Sioni Entertainment, currently focuses on documentaries and public service announcements, and works with various organizations that advocate for a variety of causes including lupus, invisible illnesses, sexual assault, arts education, bullying, and poverty. In addition, she is the creator and CEO of Certainly Her Magazine, which focuses on empowering women. She has also done various public speaking engagements for various industries. She studied Law, Security, Medicine and Astrophysics, which inspired her to start a Tech Company, Scigenity Tech.
She is a pioneer in the women’s movement, working as an undercover special agent by encouraging and offering prostitutes resources to escape the lifestyle on Craigslist, working in conjunction with the I am Jane Doe project. She also assists with the Amber Alerts, donating personal funds to each case to help ensure fast recovery.
Simenona taught children with learning differences, special needs, and behavioral problems. She taught at the iconic Kids on Camera acting school, headed by Sesame Streets voice actor, Judy Berlin. Simenona also taught in Bay Views Hunter’s Point to low income children. She has a passion for teaching in all mediums. She volunteers at many nurseries at battered women’s shelters and often does speaking engagements to help survivors. She is a very vocal activist who has worked with countless charities. She is a foster parent for various animal shelters and a dedicated rescuer.
She made the Deans List in College and she maintained a perfect G.P.A. while studying medicine. She has countless awards in academia.
Simenona worked in management for Fox Interactive Media. She worked for a top firm in construction and engineering, where she assisted with the construction of the San Francisco Bay Bridge as well as the Golden Gate bridge.
Simenona released her first EP, The Awakening, in 2012, followed by the EP, Can’t Stop in 2013. She started her own record label, Anonemis Records, on which she will released the 2018 LP, Equilibrium. She writes and co-produces all of her music.
Simenona has also published a book of her visual artwork entitled The Anonemis. She has two upcoming fashion lines inspired by the Act of Musing.
Simenona grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Sylmar. She began training in dance and gymnastics at the age of 5 by her Russian mentor and coach. She was a competitive gymnast, a power tumbler and performer. She is trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern and Hip-hop. She is also trained in martial arts, tennis and enjoys equestrianism.
At the age of 5, Simenona taught herself ASL (American Sign Language) By the age of 7, she wrote her first feature film script. She began composing classical music and songwriting at a very early age. She took to engineering and science rather quickly by building fully functioning intricate roller-coaster designs in her backyard. Her poems and drawings were published in elementary school.
At the age of 10, she began participating in local theaters. She was a chess champion in middle school and high school. She was the lead attorney in mock trial and also took part in leadership and anime club. After moving back to California, Simenona began to develop a love for the performing arts, which would soon turn into a blossoming career.
Simenona Martinez is of Arawak Native American, Serbian, Israeli and Black background. She is Jewish. Her estranged biological father was an immigrant from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. She is estranged from her entire biological family but has an extremely loving adoptive family. In high school, she moved to San Francisco, where she attended the Olympics Country Club.
Simenona suffers from Lupus and she is involved in raising awareness and donations in order to find a cure for the disease. She is involved in various other charities, and her production company often produces public service announcements for these causes. In addition, she is an advocate for the rights and interests of medical patients. Simenona is involved in much philanthropic work, and has made generous donations to numerous organizations.
Lupus-LA – Coordinator/Walker/Fundraiser
March of Dimes – Coordinator/Walker/Fundraiser
AIDS Foundation – Coordinator/Walker/Fundraiser
San Francisco LGBT – Coordinator/Walker/Fundraiser
MSL – Coordinator/Walker/Fundraiser
Compassion Child – Fundraiser
Running for Lupus – Supporter
Carpool Health – Ambassador
San Diego Homeless Shelters
Alexandria House – Shopping/Daycare