Ren Martinez is a singer, songwriter, and actress, born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended USC’s Thornton School of Music and studied voice and songwriting in their Popular Music program. She grew up listening to Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell in her parents’ cars on long drives down Pacific Coast Highway, and singing along to cassettes of Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys in her childhood bedroom. She developed a reverence for both lyrical songwriting and great pop hooks that have formed the bedrock of her sensibility as a writer and performer. She’s sang and acted on L.A. stages from Pasadena to Malibu, and her music has been featured on television shows including Hacks, Friends from College, Single Parents, New Girl, and The Young and the Restless.