Marilu Garbi was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She spent her childhood training and dancing for one of the most prestigious ballet academies of her country, the Russian Ballet School of Gustavo Franklin. She still enjoys dancing through the practice of tango. Marilu holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and an Associate of Applied Science degree in film and TV production. She spent four years writing for a Venezuelan news radio station and a year as a reporter for a local TV channel before moving to the United States in 2000. When her second child was born—in 2004—she opened G&H Printing where she’s still currently working. In 2015, she self published her first book—”What’s In the Way of Your Happiness?”—now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She started taking improv classes at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs in 2012 as a way of improving her English. She’s now a member of various local improv groups and has also performed monologues and short scenes as part of national and international workshops.