Caris Vujcec is a New York CIty-based American-born actress, writer, producer and director of Mediterranean decent, best known for roles in P.S. I Love You (2007) and the recurring role of Detective Louise Campesi on Law & Order - both Criminal Intent and SVU (opposite Mariskay Hargitay and Danny Pino. Caris is currently understudying the title role on Broadway in the new Beau Willimon play, "The Parisian Woman," directed by Pam MacKinnon.
Caris created, wrote, executive produced, produced, co-directed and leads the cast of The Pepper Project, a "new female-centered sexy badass series," (www.whoispepper.com) which, to date, has won 8 International Awards, including Best Drama Series, 2017 Brooklyn Web Fest; Best Action/Adventure Series, 2017 Sicily Web Fest and Best Suspense/Thriller, 2016 Miami Web Fest. The pilot/series has also been chosen an Official Selection and has screened at die Seriale 2017 (winner, Best Actress); 2016 Bilbao Seriesland (winner, Starlet Amets - Best Actress); and, ITVFest 2015 and LA Femme International Film Festival., among others. In addition, The Pepper Project has won several awards in the Accolade Global, Best Shorts and IndieFest Film Competitions.
She received a Master of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing from The University of Missouri-Kansas City and graduated with a B.S. from The S.I. Newhouse School of Communications and Department of Drama at Syracuse University. She was recently inducted into the Liverpool Central School District's Fine Arts Hall of Fame, 2015 Honorees, which recognized outstanding achievement in the area of fine arts, in the community and at-large. Caris is a five-time Elite 200 Bike MS Fundraiser and avid cyclist.
[photo credits: Jordan Matter, Ali Goldstein]