Denise Cruz was born and raised in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley to be exact. Yes, she's a real valley girl. And although she's gotten rid of most of her "oh my god's!", "for sure's" and "totaly's" she has found that "oh my god, totaly living" in LA and trying to make it as a screenwriter is "for sure" what she aspires to do. She's won many numerous screenwriting contests, having written six screenplays, and three more in the works. She's traveled the world extensively, from Europe, to Asia and Africa, and has found that each experience has added to the depth of her characters and stories. She was an advertising writer for 15 years, but now solely focuses on screenwriting and her three-year-old son and family life.