Mercedes Herrero’s acting career spans three decades, two continents and three languages. She was a 2017 Visiting Professor at Bennington College and taught with the Cervantes Institute and Middlebury College.
In the United States she has worked on Broadway in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Her many Off-Broadway credits include: The Laramie Project (original company member) at The Union Square Theatre and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Henry V (starring Liev Shrieber), Richard III (opposite Peter Dinklage), and Measure for Measure(starring Kevin Kline) at the Public Theatre, Comic Potential at Manhattan Theatre Club, Seven at LaMama, O Jerusalem at the Flea Theatre, and The House of Bernarda Alba in English and Spanish at Intar. Regionally, Ms Herrero has been a part of 13 world premieres of new works by Lynn Nottage, Nilo Cruz, Lynn Redgrave, Moises Kaufman, A.R. Gurney, and Craig Wright among others and played many classical roles in such venues as Arena Stage, The Yale Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Indiana Rep, Syracuse Stage, Asolo Rep, etc. Her television roles include three seasons as N.I. Director Vanessa Morrison on House of Cards, a slew of lawyers on Law and Order/SVU/CI/Trial by Jury and films include: Deception, Arranged, Sidney Hall, and The Tao of Steve. Ms Herrero performed Sonata Strindberg by Emilio Williams in Madrid, Spain, and played Ines in Huis Clos (in French) as a student at the Sorbonne. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Virginia and an M.F.A. in Acting from the Yale School of Drama.