Lorianna Izrailova

Actor and model in New York

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Lorianna Izrailova moved to United States from Russia at the age of thirteen and has lived in Brooklyn, NY since. At a very young age she showed a great enthusiasm for the arts: dancing, singing, gymnastics, performed in local shows and on TV back at home. She attended Edward R. Murrow HS and went on to get her college degree in Marketing/Advertising at Bernard M. Baruch College. She was always a great student and a very creative person as well, expressing the love for fashion and taking on a leadership role within her school community.

She was discovered as a model during her late teens and when the opportunity presented itself, she decided to pursue it full time upon graduation. At the same time, she enrolled in various acting classes and discovered her new passion in life-Acting; after that her world completely changed. Modeling jobs led to Film/TV auditions and shortly after she booked the role on popular TV sitcoms “Ugly Betty” on ABC and “Are We There Yet?” on TBS and became a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. She then enrolled in William Esper Studio where she studied with renowned acting teachers, Terry Knickerbocker and David Newer, receiving her 2 year acting degree in Meisner Technique. She’s currently filming short film titled "Lolita" where she plays the lead role. The two shorts prior; “Sketch” and “Bayonet”, both acclaimed worldwide recognition and won numerous awards in national and international film festival circuits. Her latest recurring guest star role of "Andrea Who Knows Things" in a TV show called "Limitless" on CBS gained her another wide recognition and is currently available on Netflix.

Lorianna loves to travel and even studied abroad in Italy for a month. She speaks Russian fluently, conversational in Farsi and basic in Italian and Spanish. She enjoys cooking, salsa dancing, reading and giving back through continuous charity work. But above all, acting is her passion and she’s so excited about her new journey. She says, “I act because I want to experience life” and “I feel alive and related when I am on stage which gives me a great amount of emotional release”.

  • Education
    • William Esper Acting Studio
    • Bernand M. Baruch College - CUNY