LEILA ARIAS by Paul Smith
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Penthouse 11, Bickenhall Mansions, London W1U 6BR
Phone: 020-7125 0539
E-mail: ialagents@gmail.com
WWW: www.ialagency.com
Height:5'5" (165cm)
Playing Age:31 - 40 years
Appearance:Mediterranean, Hispanic, White
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Quality:Bright
Voice Character:Engaging


Leila is a multi-lingual (six languages) American actress & writer who has performed on stage & screen in NY, San Francisco, LA and London. She received her BA in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she won awards for ‘Outstanding Performance’ and studied and performed at RADA. More recently, Leila received her Master’s from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. For more information please visit; www.leilaarias.com

Short Film, Kat 'Thunder' Wilkinson (Lead), Thunder Under Control, Eben Skilleter
Short Film, Kat 'Thunder' Wilkinson (Lead), The Boxer and Her Trainer, Eben Skilleter
Radio, Eunice and Mexican Woman, A Streetcar Named Desire, BBC Radio 3
Short Film, Lead, Corporate Short Film - Unilever, Details available upon request
Television, Neva (Guest Lead), 50 Ways to Kill Your Lover, Discovery US/UK, Jeremy Freeston
Video Game, Female Lead, Homefront: The Revolution, Details provided upon request
Radio, Ashley (Lead), I AM ANONYMOUS, BBC Radio, Abigail Le Fleming
Stage, Eva, What You're Missing, King's Head Theatre, London, Jemima James
Short Film, Carla Rossi (Lead), BMW, BMW International, Andreas Einbeck
Still Photography, Latin American Mother, International Advertising Campaign - Pharmaceutical company, Details available upon request
Film, Christie (Lead), Gratitude, Mirror Corps, Cyrus Mirakhor
Stage, Elizabeth, The Evacuee, Chelsea Theatre, London, Ian Breeds
Stage, Lead actress / Co-writer, CBS Comedy Showcase, CBS Studios, Fern Orenstein / Rick Najera
Television, Buby, Favour For the Boss - Ten Minute TV, Doug Rollins
Stage, Lead / Writer, Multi-Character Comic Solo Show, New York and Los Angeles - several performances, Terrie Silverman / Richard Seyd
Stage, Rosie (Lead), Bars, Michelle Kholos-Brooks Productions, Robert Stephen Ryan
Film, Dr. Plume (Principal), Playground of Dreams, Golden Gate Artists Films, Shireen Daryadel
Film, Wife (Principal), Foreign, Nik / Nak Productions, Rahul Nath
Television, Lead, Llegamos, Latin Television Network - LTV, Josh Bloom
Internet, Lead, BadDate TV (webseries), www.baddatetv.com, Jennifer Kelton
Internet, Olivia (Lead), Roommates (comedy web series), webshowsonline.com, Greg Rankin
Film, Carmen (Lead), Rounding Third, Brandon Kusher Films, Brandon Kusher
Stage, Marisol (Lead), Yo Soy Latina, Pantheon Theatre (Off-Broadway New York), Linda Nieves-Powell
Film, The Other Woman (Principal), Second Banana, Abel-Bey Films, Ben Abel-Bey
Stage, Hippolyta, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Queen's Players Company New York, Richard Mazda
Television, Lead, Wize Guys (Comedy Pilot), S Class Media Productions
Stage, Catherine (Lead), Catherine Street, PRTT Theatre (Off-Broadway New York), Miriam Colon
Film, Carmen (Principal), Red Passport / Pasaporte Rojo, Maverick Entertainment, Albert Xavier
Film, She (Lead), She Said, Jake Staniels
Stage, Lead / Co-writer, Xibalba, Cary Fukunaga / Gabriel Noble
Stage, Lead, Giants Have Us in Their Books, New York International Fringe Festival, Amanda Pekoe
Stage, Edge of the World, Lead, Wow Theatre New York


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-California*, American-East Coast, American-Midwest, American-New England, American-New York*, American-North East, American-Southern States, American-Standard*, American-West Coast, American-Western States, Arab, Canadian, Farsi, French, Italian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Persian, Russian, Spanish
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, Farsi, French, Iranian, Italian, Spanish
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Aerobics, African Dance-Contemporary, Bachata, Ballet, Belly Dancing, Blues, Cha Cha, Choreography*, Contact Improvisation, Freestyle Dance*, Hip Hop Dance*, Jazz Dancing*, Latin American, Merengue*, Modern Dance, Persian Dance*, Salsa Dancing*, Street Jazz, Zumba-instructor*
Performance:Audio Drama, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Corporate Roleplay, Dancer-Professional, Dubbing, Green Screen/Chroma Key, Master of Ceremonies, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Professional Dancer, Public Speaking, Radio Presenting, Stand-up Comic, Story Telling, Street Theatre, Theatre In Education, TV Presenting, Voice Acting, Voice Over, Writer/Director - Comedy Fringe
(* = highly skilled)
Athletics, Boxing*, Cycling, Fitness Instructor (qualified), Kick Boxing, Running, Stage Combat, Swimming, Yoga
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Dance Teacher, Filmmaker, Impersonation, Improvisation, Photographic Model, Translating, Writer


New York University Tisch School of the Arts, BFA Theatre

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco

Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, New York