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Hailing from Brooklyn, New York actress Ava Lee Scott has worked with legendary filmmakers and creators in film, television and theater. She was recently cast opposite Paul Giamatti in Showtime’s Billions. 

Ava is a graduate of the Sanford Meisner Conservatory programs with William Esper and Maggie Flanigan in New York City, she trained classical theater with Alec Baldwin and at the Lee Strasberg Institute, Shakespeare at The New School in New York and at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles. Ava is also a graduate of the Actors Movement program and is a trained ballroom, tango and flamenco dancer,  

In 2017, Ava co-founder Actors Theater of NYC, a multidisciplinary theater company in New York. 

At the age of six, a young Scott was chosen to display her art at the Art Exhibit Salute for Creative Youth in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York.  Born to Brazilian and Italian parents, she has always believed that life is about constant evolution of self and her work continues to reflect this belief.  While in New York, she created and performed in dozens of groundbreaking immersive experiences and shows. She also created and performed her character, Annabella the Gypsy, in the Off-Broadway show, Sleep No More from 2011-2017. She wrote the book and lyrics and is the creator, writer, and lead actor in the Off-Broadway immersive musical, Serenade, which was featured in The New York Times and The New York Times Explorer. 

In 2018 Ava created a multi-platform immersive experience, Annabellee As Above So Below. It premiered in several film festivals to great reviews, and attracted the partnership of Microsoft to create a live VR immersive experiences platform and was an official selection at the Future of Storytelling. 

In 2019, Ava created and performed in a one-woman show as Edgar Allan Poe called The Raven, an immersive theater experience incorporating the latest technology, it was an official selection of Lincoln Center’s New York Film Festival. 

Ava is currently acting in Films and TV in Los Angeles and New York and is in pre production on a film she wrote, which includes an international cast in a dark fantasy urban drama.