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BIOGRAPHY

"Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

~ Theologian Howard Thurman  

     For as long as I can remember I knew I wanted to be an actor. I felt this sensation in my heart every time I had the opportunity to perform as a kid. At school, I would be the most eager student, raise my hand, and dramatically read the directions for a third grade math problem because I loved performing that much! I used every opportunity to express my creativity from using the extra features on DVD’S like Shrek to create character voices and dialects to creating my own plays and original scripts. This helped me to find my way to The Papermill Playhouse where I took classes in film acting, musical theater and character development.  

     In my teenage years, my enthusiastic unique personality made me stand out, but as a freshman in high school, I struggled to make friends. And so to find my place as a young woman, I began performing in plays and musicals such as; Jekyll and Hyde, The Pirates of Penzance and The Wizard of Oz.   

     After I finished high school, I realized that I still was trying to understand who I was as a young adult and so I set out on an experience that would change my life. I went 100 miles into the Mojave Desert with a group of peers who were also searching for similar life experiences. This four-month excursion was one of the most difficult things I have encountered so far in my life. With no real interaction with the modern world, I went back to the basics of what it means to just be. It challenged my values as a human being, and allowed me to understand the true meaning of connection and surrender. It also helped me to understand that the greatest joys in life are actually all of the simple things that we don’t always appreciate within the hectic bustle of everyday life.        

       Working on myself in this way, pushing the limits of what I believed I was capable of has been the greatest asset I have developed as an artist. It has given me the tools to expand my creativity and imagination, showed me how to walk in someone else's shoes and most importantly how to have compassion for the people that I play.   I love to make people laugh, and I always try to use my heart as a way of helping myself and others feel joy. In this way, one person at a time, I feel that this is how I can bring beauty to the world through my artistic expression. And I believe that is the reason I am on this earth.           

      I'm currently studying at Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop in Los Angeles where I am continuing my craft as an actor.  


Thank you for reading!

xo Nurit 


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