Felissa Rose grew up with a passion for performing and landed her first major role at age 13 in the cult film Sleepaway Camp (1983) as Angela, the murderer.
At age 17, she was admitted to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts after applying for early admission. While attending The Lee Strasberg Institute for formal acting training, Felissa worked as a background artist on major blockbusters such as 'Fatal Attraction' and 'Ghostbusters'.
Felissa's dedication to her craft was evident through her numerous performances in plays around Manhattan, including her roles as Denise Savage in "Savage in Limbo", Karen in "Phone Sex," Renée in David Henry Hwang's "M.Butterfly," Willie in "This Property is Condemned," and Desdemona in William Shakespeare's "Othello," among many others. She also appeared in films like Woody Allen's Another Woman (1988), Pain and Suffering, The Night We Never Met (1993), and MTV's The Party Phone Series opposite Adam Sandler.
In 2003, Felissa Rose made a triumphant return to the horror genre that kickstarted her career. She starred in the films Zombiegeddon, Scary Tales: The Return of Mr. Longfellow, and Horror, further solidifying her status in the horror community. Felissa has credited the internet for bringing her back to the genre, as fan groups online reignited interest in her iconic role in Sleepaway Camp and sparked curiosity about what had happened to her character, Angela. As a lifelong horror fan, Felissa embraced the challenge of returning to the genre that she loved.
Felissa Rose continued to thrive in the horror genre in 2005, starring in a number of films including Dead Things, Cerebral Print: The Secret Files, Slaughter Party, Dead Serious, and New York's Village Halloween Parade 2005. With each film, her fanbase in the horror community continued to grow, and she became recognized as a modern-day Scream Queen.
In the following years 2006 and 2007, Felissa built upon her already successful horror career and appeared in bigger indie hits such as Satan's Playground, Under Surveillance, Evil Ever After, Trite This Way, and Sludge. Her dedication to the genre and her craft were evident in each of her performances.
In 2008, Felissa Rose made a highly anticipated return to the franchise that started it all in Sleepaway Camp's fourth installment, Return to Sleepaway Camp. This marked her first appearance in the series since her debut role as the infamous 'Angela Baker' in 1983. Alongside most of the original cast, Felissa reprised her iconic role as the franchise's serial killer.
Return to Sleepaway Camp not only brought Felissa back to the A-list in the horror community, but it also proved to be a pivotal moment in her personal life. While filming the movie, she met her future husband, a long-time Sleepaway Camp fan.
Felissa's return to the franchise and her continued success in the horror genre cemented her status as a beloved figure in the horror community.
As a horror veteran, Felissa Rose's talents have expanded beyond acting to include writing and producing. Her impressive body of work includes producing three music videos for Slayer and producing films such as Camp Twilight and Time's Up.
Felissa's love for the horror genre has taken her around the world, where she has made appearances at conventions and connected with fans who follow her career. Despite her success, Felissa remains dedicated to her craft and continues to pursue her passion for acting, producing, and writing within the horror community.