AJ Mendez is the New York Times Bestselling author of Crazy Is My Superpower, a memoir chronicling her journey from childhood homelessness to empowered WWE champion. She is the co-founder of Scrappy Heart Productions and co-writer of Netflix’s Blade of the 47 Ronin, which reached #3 on the streamer’s Top 10 Movies List. As an actor, AJ is currently appearing on the drama series Heels and the upcoming comedy feature Sacramento.
AJ is the executive producer and color commentator of ViacomCBS series WOW: Women of Wrestling. Her writing is featured in DC Comics’ Wonder Woman: Black & Gold and earned a spot on The Black List’s Latinx TV List. She is the co-author of IDW comic book series GLOW: Versus the Babyface and Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World.
A mental health advocate and keynote speaker, AJ was honored with NAMI’s 2018 Multicultural Outreach Award, 2020 Leaders of Mental Health Award, and sits on the Board of Directors for The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at UCLA. She has 6 million engaged followers across Twitter and Instagram @TheAJMendez.
AJ Mendez is represented by Dave Fleming of Atlas Artists. For speaking and business inquiries please email Business at TheAJMendez.com
Scrappy Heart Productions was co-founded by American Latina storytellers AJ Mendez and Aimee Garcia to develop diverse stories with universal themes, making underdogs the stars of their own stories across all media.
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