Gene Presendieu was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where he currently resides. Raised by a single mother with two brother’s and two sister’s as the second oldest child he took on much of the responsibility of raising his siblings. This left a young Gene yearning for attention in his own right. As a boy, he found comfort in the arts when his mother put him into a variety of dance classes. He performed gospel praise dance, ballet, tap, African, hip hop, jazz and modern dance. This is where he was first bitten by the ‘performance bug’ and saw the affect that sharing his talents had on different audiences. As a teenager, Gene found that he was also natural athlete, playing AAU basketball and football, becoming a star player in high school. In addition, being an honor student, captain of the debate team and class Vice President, Gene became accustomed to being a shining leader. But things changed when he blew out his knee as a defensive back during his sophomore year in college, a position in which he was awarded a full scholarship. Not one to stay put for very long, and never having lost his love for performing, he decided to begin his journey as an actor. Gene has studied with Susan Batson, (Black Nexxus Studios), Tasha Smith (TSAW), Marc John Jefferies (MJj Studios), and even Kesi Action Studios, where his Japanese Jujitsu training comes in handy. (He is currently working on his black belt). Along with countless other workshops and seminars, Gene has had roles in local theater projects including, Black Wall Street, (JP Kennedy Center, 2014), and student and indie film shorts with a few projects slated to begin filming early 2015.