Renee Cole Is a SAG-AFTRA actress, singer, world famous Lady Gaga tribute artist, writer and designer.
Always striving to be different, Renee came into the world on a Leap Day. Her first 18 years were spent in Augusta, Maine where she found every outlet possible to perform and create art. Immediately after graduating high school, Renee moved to NYC to follow her dreams.
She received acting, musical theatre and dance training at Long Island University, HB Studio, Joffrey Ballet and TVI Studio. Renee quickly learned the biz basics by doing background work in many films and TV shows including Mad Men, The School Of Rock and The Manchurian Candidate.
She soon appeared on billboards and buses as a face of XBOX 360, modeled for Wella, and as a house model for many designers. She also worked in many commercials,student films, and print ads.
Her career has been taking off ever since. In 2009 she appeared on the cover of NY Times Arts Section and was featured in a segment on LXNY regarding her attendance to Barbra Streisand’s Village Vanguard concert.
In 2010 Renee made an accidental splash worldwide when stepping out in NYC dressed as Lady Gaga. After winning a “lookalike contest” and fooling fans and paparazzi, she soon after developed The Lady Gaga Experience which now keeps her busy with media appearances and performances worldwide. She hand designs most costumes and props from scratch (including a disco stick and meat dress!) inspired by Gaga’s many fun looks.
In 2011 Renee debuted a staged reading of her self written autobiographical show “True Tales Of An Unknown Actress” at Irish Rogue in NYC. She also performed lead roles in The NY International Fringe Festival and Midtown International Theatre Festival.
2013 has been busier than ever and many new and exciting projects are in the works including the NYC premier of her show : “Bluffin With My Muffin-How I became Lady Gaga” and her smash hit blog : My Life As Lady Gaga.