Douglas Santiago boxed his way into the international spotlight as the street-wise "Adrian" in the critically acclaimed Sony Pictures feature film "Girlfight", also starring Michelle Rodriguez, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the Prix de la Jeunesse at Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the Deauville Film Festival. He then went on to co-star with Leonor Benedetto in the film "Times Up" which won best film at the Amiens International Film Festival. Douglas was the first actor to be cast in the one-man show "Mambo Mouth" by John Leguizamo. His television credits include The Sopranos and an Emmy- nominated episode of "Law and Order" working along side award winning actors Benjamin Bratt, Jerry Orbach and Sam Waterson and the film "A Murder to Die For" alongside Angela Landsbury and Richard Crenna. As a musician Douglas was a member of the group "Subiminal NY" on Sire Records and the front man in the band "SANTI".

Presently Douglas is starring in the independent film Only a Glass Inside of Me and most recently costarred in the film "Southside" directed by Emmy Award winning director/producer Gregori J. Martin. In 2016 Douglas directed "Welcome To My F****** Life" by Francisco De Leon. He is currently in production of his bio drama with music, "Thank You Mr. Douglas" serving as writer/director, and actor TYMD is set to open in Spring 2020.

Douglas Santiago has a Bachelors in Writing and Directing from Empire State College.