|Born:||September 28, 1983|
Julissa Bermudez (born September 28, 1983) is a Dominican actress. She is best known for her work as co-host on BET's most popular music video countdown show 106 & Park.
Bermudez was born in Dominican Republic but raised in Elmhurst, Queens, New York. While attending New York's Talent Unlimited High School as a theatre major, Bermudez started auditioning and modeling. She got her first big break with a Coca-Cola commercial, and she was one of the six finalists who competed to represent singer Jennifer Lopez's sweetface fashion line.
From there, in 2003 Bermudez started working as a Video jockey|VJ on the show "The Roof" for Mun2, a Latin music television network where her Dominican heritage and Spanish language skills were advantages. Bermudez does not have a proficient command of the English language. However, what helped her out even more was her insatiable desire to learn everything she could about the television industry.
She was the host of BET's The Center and was a temporary co-host of 106 & Park, along with co-host Big Tigger, after BET personalities A.J. Calloway and Free left the show. Julissa's title is currently that of "BET Host", despite the fact that she does not host her own show. Since The Center's cancellation, Julissa has made appearances on BET's The Black Carpet as a correspondent and on May 22, 2007. Appearing on 'Randy Jackson's America's Best Dance Crew" second season as a correspondent.
She now hosts the Morning version of TRL on MTV weekdays from Monday-Friday.
In 2003 she was featured in DTM Magazine as an up and coming star. In 2005 she made it to the cover of DTM Magazine. [www.dtmmag.com]
She will next appear opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the dancing film Make it Happen, from The Weinstein Company.
She is close friends with Hip-Hop/Soul Duo Nina Sky and American Idol finalist Antonella Barba. She was engaged to Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson. She is currently dating NBA baller Quentin Richardson, of the New York Knicks
|2006||The Wannabe||David's Fantasy Girl|
|All You've Got||Cousin Mali|
|2008||Make it Happen||Carmen|
- "A Night Out with Julissa Bermudez", nytimes.com, 2006-08-20. Retrieved on 2008-01-06.