Lillian Isabella is based in New York City. She grew up in the Bronx, sweat her way to a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, muscle cramped her way into first place in a New York Public Library poetry contest and fell in love with acting while performing as the lead in Twelve Angry Men at High School of American Studies. She graduated NYU, Tisch School of the Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute (LSTFI) with a BFA in Theatre and received the 'Drama Award for Outstanding Achievement in Studio' for her work there.
Lillian has acted in plays at the United Nations, the Metropolitan Playhouse, HERE Arts Center, Fringe NYC, and with multiple NYC-based theater companies. Her notable film credits include: a co-starring role in Early Light, featuring Paul Sparks; a supporting role in Hannah Has a Ho Phase, co-starring Kate McKinnon; and a lead role in the short film Scheherazade which has been accepted into over 20 film festivals, winning several awards.
She wrote for the Tribeca Film Institute blog for a year and has been a contributor to TribecaFilm.com, EverydayHealth.com, and stage combat magazine The Cutting Edge.
She also co-founded On Her Shoulders a play reading series that asks the question: “Women have been writing plays for 1000 years, how many can you name?” with playwright Andrea Lepcio, and dramaturg Susan Jonas. Melody Brooks now produces the series in association with New School for Drama and New Perspectives Theatre Company.
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