Aida Morales was born in The Bronx as a first generation Puerto Rican immigrant. When she was about two years old, her family moved to Brooklyn and eventually settled in Staten Island when she was five years old. Growing up, Aida always had an interest in acting which led to her attending New York University’s Tisch School of Arts and graduating with a degree in drama from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Growing up she was always interested in the arts and after graduating from College, Aida moved to Los Angeles and began her career.

Aida Morales has been acting professionally since 2003, appearing in notable films such as The Alphabet Killer, and TV shows such as “Criminal Minds”, “NCIS”, “Medium” and “Hope & Faith”.

Aida has also appeared in several productions with major theater companies and festivals: Playwrights Horizons, New York Stage & Film, The Public Theater, LAByrinth Theater Company, The Old Globe and the New Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center. In 2004, she was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Production for her role in the world premiere of “The Upper Room” at Arena Stage and has been nominated for two Latino Excellence Awards for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, a public benefit corporation owns and operates Roosevelt Island’s multi-billion dollar real estate portfolio. R.I.O.C., in its role as the master developer of the Island, is responsible for planning, construction, management and operations of residential, commercial and civic facilities that serve the residents, workers and visitors of Roosevelt Island. Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation has two divisions: the Residential Development Division, a minority-owned, government-created enterprise, and the Commercial Development Division, a private-sector entity. Since moving to its new headquarters in 2000, the corporation has redeveloped the former Roosevelt Island House of Correction into condominiums; built the “Skyview Complex”; developed residential and retail facilities on both sides of the Bridge; and expanded their retail footprint by developing multiple stores on both sides of 34th Avenue.