All About Lillian
Nature/ Nurture/ Career
Nature: Lillian is 'ethnically ambiguous' (!) but really she's half Cuban and the other half is American going way back to the 13 colonies, before that coming from England, France, and Denmark. Fun fact: one of her great ancestors was given a horse by George Washington for fighting in the Revolutionary War. (She's jealous of him.)
In addition to an unusual ethnic background she inherited a rare metabolic disorder called Phenylketonuria (PKU), you can learn more about that here.
Nurture: While growing up in the Bronx, Lillian sweat her way to a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, muscle cramped her way into first place in a NYPL poetry contest, and fell in love with acting when she got cast as the lead in Twelve Angry Men at her high school (they changed the title to Twelve Angry Jurors since the majority of the cast was women). Then Lillian went to NYU, Tisch School of the Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute (LSTFI) where she graduated with a BFA in Theatre. She was awarded the 'Drama Award for Outstanding Achievement in Studio' for her work at LSTFI.
Career: Lillian has worked in NY theatre and independent film steadily since graduation. Most notably she acted in the feature film Hannah Has a Ho Phase, co-starring Kate McKinnon; booked a co-starring role in the feature film Early Light, with Paul Sparks; a lead role in the short film Evening News opposite Golden Globe Award winning and five-time Emmy Award nominated actor Jill Eikenberry; and a lead role in the short film Scheherazade which has been accepted into over 20 film festivals, winning several awards. She did all this without an agent, and has yet to work with one. So, if you're an agent and interested in joining forces hit her up.
Lillian writes a blog called Facing Fear, which is all about facing her fears and taking action. She's also a contributor on Her Film Project whose mission is to advance equality in film through inclusive storytelling.
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