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Ava Lee Scott is an actress and Brooklyn, New York native of Brazilian and Italian descent. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish fluently. Ava studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, The New School and is a graduate of the Sanford Meisner Conservatory programs with William Esper (2001-2004) and Maggie Flanigan (2007-2010) in New York City. She also studied classical theatre at Southampton College with Alec Baldwin and Shakespeare at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum with Ellen Geer in Los Angeles. Ava’s first television experience was in New York Undercover. Since then, she’s acted and performed stunts in NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent, AMC’s Dietland, Amazon’s The Tick, Netflix’s The Good CopDarren Aronofsky‘s Noah , Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers , Tony Scott‘s The Taking of Pelham 123 , Michael Cuesta‘s Tell Tale , The Shoemaker and opposite Paul Giamatti in Showtime’s Billions. An accomplished performer on stage, Ava also has extensive experience in immersive theatre, she created and performed her character, Annabella the Gypsy in the off Broadway show Sleep No More from 2011-2017. She is the creator, writer, and lead actor of the off Broadway immersive musical, Serenade, which was featured in the The New York Times and The New York Times Explorer. Ava recently premiered an immersive experience for The Overlook Film Festival. She introduced the concept of interactive narrative within her TV series, where viewers decide the fate of the protagonist of the series after meeting the characters in an immersive theater experience. Ava is currently in development for the supernatural series that involves other artistic platforms, including theater with emerging technology; AI, mixed, virtual and augmented reality. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Actors Theater of NYC, a multidisciplinary acting company. In the Fall of 2019, Ava will be performing as Edgar Allan Poe in the world premiere of The Raven directed by Lance Weiler at the New York Film Festival.