Acting And Singing Is Veronica Gonzalez’s Calling

Engaging profile of 32 Year old Latina
Acting and Singing is Veronica Gonzalez’s Calling
Source - Don Pittman

Veronica Gonzalez began singing at the age of seven, was a member of the JHS 22 School Choir and took part in the Change Choir with Al Sharpton. “By junior high, I felt music was my calling,” says the Bronx native, and as she awaits the release of Trials and Tribulations, her debut album definitely speaks to what music does for her. 

“To me it’s therapy,” says Gonzalez.

A passion too and she doesn’t contain herself to a single genre either.  “I would say I am R&B and soul. But I am a diverse artist and like to blend it,” she says

as rap and reggae are among her mix.

Summertime Sadness suffices across a number of platforms, while descending into the doldrums that the cold winds and baron landscape bring.  “It’s about sadness and suicidal thoughts as fall comes upon us,” she says.

Melancholy aside, her daily creative regimen proceeds from a spiritual uplift rather than a downward spiral - leaving her stanzas awaiting audible cues  “I take everyday as a blessing, and just by hearing songs, words come to me and I start writing,” she says.

On the other hand, the 32 year old Latina doesn’t stand alone in her creativity and defers on any nervousness when collaborating with artists such as Darka Shade, Wayne Whiteside and J-Shine.  “I get excited,” she says. “I’m like, oh my God, let’s work together.”

You can also find her and friends on the seen, outside the studio. The Recoup Lounge, Sapphire Lounge, The Zinc Bar and The Nuyorican Poet’s Café, among others, have been recent destinations for her and


Community Access Network and Manhattan Neighborhood Network have given those more sedentary the chance to kick back on the couch with Gonzalez.  She’s has performed on Rhina Valentin’s show “Open” and the The Diamante Show with Juan Gonzalez.

Her pipes also get a viewing in two dimensions as an actress.  Gonzalez appeared in Milton Greene’s The Interrogators and Coincidental Killer and Sensory Deprivation, which were both directed by Shawn Raynor.

The role most to her liking was in Sensory Deprivation. “I played a really mean teacher,” she says. “I had to use all my energy to create that character.”

Nonetheless, it still startles the actress as her image goes in motion from below. “Watching myself,” she says, “I’m like wow, I’m up there.” 

Up next on celluloid is a feature called “The Test,” which is slated for release in October.  If not, Gonzalez will not miss a step in regards to getting things done.  “I set goals, and I have two at least try to meet them,” she concludes.

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