I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After obtaining my B.F.A. in Advertising and Public Relations, I decided to move to New York. I studied acting at Circle in the Square Theatre School. After graduating, I became part of the cast of the 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent. Since then I've performed in prestigious theaters like Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall, among others.
In the Heights @ The Marriott Theatre
“Paola V. Hernández is exquisitely beautiful as Vanessa, a rough-around-the-edges girl with a chip on her shoulder, put there by some unfair challenges she has faced but survived. Hernández has mastered Vanessa’s attitude, as well as the soft elements of the character’s personality that slip out from time to time. It is her voice, though, that will make you fall in love with Hernández.” - Rikki Le