Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, actress Ava Lee Scott works in Film, Television and Theater. She is a graduate of the Sanford Meisner Conservatory programs and trained with Maggie Flanigan, Terry Knickerbocker and William Esper in New York City. She also trained classical theater with Alec Baldwin at South Hampton College and at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, Shakespeare at The New School in New York and at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum with Ellen Geer in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the Actors Movement program and is a ballroom, tango and flamenco dancer.
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 and at 14, she was the storytelling champion of her district.
Ava speaks several languages. 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 created and performed her character, Annabella, in the Off-Broadway show, Sleep No More from 2011-2017. She wrote the book and lyrics and is the creator and lead actor in the Off-Broadway immersive musical, Serenade, which was featured in The New York Times and The New York Times Explorer.
Ava wrote and created a multi-platform immersive experience with emerging technology called, Annabellee As Above So Below, which premiered in several film festivals to great reviews and attracted the partnership of Microsoft. It was an official selection at the Future of Storytelling Summit. Ava created and performed in a one-woman show as Edgar Allan Poe called The Raven, an immersive theater experience also incorporating emerging technology. It was an official selection of Lincoln Center’s New York Film Festival.
Ava’s first television experience was in New York Undercover. She has acted and performed stunts on several TV Shows and Films, including; NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent, AMC’s Dietland, Amazon’s The Tick, Netflix’s The Good Cop, Darren 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.
Ava believes in the power of storytelling. She has dedicated her life to the craft of acting. She is a versatile actress with a creative mind that explores storytelling beyond the screen and stage. She is a fearless actor, creator and visionary. She believes in using technology as another tool in the art of storytelling.
Ava is currently acting in films and television and is in pre-production of an original multi-platform scripted series with an international cast.