Bio

With a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and training from the Lee Strasberg Institute, Experimental Theatre Wing and Stonestreet Studios, as well as UCB and the Magnet, Eli Walker is a uniquely powerful actress equipped with the wisdom and experience to embody characters from all walks of life with confidence, empathy and grace. A cross between Scarlett Johannson and Nicole Kidman, she is often cast as the femme fatale or leading lady. Eli has the capacity to portray deeply emotional roles, journeying her audience into insight and consciousness-expanding catharsis, leaving them hungry for more. Eli is a Libra sun, Scorpio moon, and Aries rising. Just...so you know.

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Photos by RJ Lewis 

Photos by RJ Lewis 

Production still from "A Period of Adjustment," performing as "Dorothea" at the Lee Strasberg Institute. 

Production still from "A Period of Adjustment," performing as "Dorothea" at the Lee Strasberg Institute. 

Production still from "Pleasure as Usual," co-starring with Al Sapienza.

Production still from "Pleasure as Usual," co-starring with Al Sapienza.

Fitness modeling for Manhattan Portage bags. 

Fitness modeling for Manhattan Portage bags. 

Co-starring with Al Sapienza in "Pleasure as Usual," my latest original short film.

Co-starring with Al Sapienza in "Pleasure as Usual," my latest original short film.

Starring as in "Uncle Vanya" at Columbia Stages, 2013. 

Starring as in "Uncle Vanya" at Columbia Stages, 2013. 

Starring in the premiere for "385 lb. Smoker" at Shake Rag Alley, 2008. 

Starring in the premiere for "385 lb. Smoker" at Shake Rag Alley, 2008. 

Modeling for Trek Bikes.

Modeling for Trek Bikes.

Still from the short film, "The Shameless Risk of Thrill Seeking," starring as femme-fatale "Francine."

Still from the short film, "The Shameless Risk of Thrill Seeking," starring as femme-fatale "Francine."

Starring as "Erin" in the premiere of Season 2 of "Deadly Affairs." 

Starring as "Erin" in the premiere of Season 2 of "Deadly Affairs." 


Resume

                                     Film/TV

My Affair Ruined My Life         Yoga Teacher (co-star)                    Lifetime Channel
My Dirty Little Secret               Delores (guest star - ep. 302)          Discovery ID
Deadly Affairs                           Erin (guest star - ep. 201B)            Discovery ID
The Shameless Risk of               Francine (lead)                               Independent Short Film
Thrill Seeking
SVP (Pilot)                               Sophie (supporting)                        PlatinumHD.tv
Share House                             Lizzy (supporting)                          Dir. Chris Modoono
Extreme Art Television             Co-Host (recurring)                       Society of Unique Arts    
To Feel Again                            Brooke (lead)                                 NYU Film                                            

Off-Broadway/Off-Off Broadway

Revolting Rhymes                   Directed by Liz Swados                  Lucille Lortel Theatre - NYC
Political Snorts                        Directed by Liz Swados                   La Mama - NYC
The Cherry Orchard                Luibov (lead)                                 Columbia Stages - NYC
Saving Legs                              Emma (lead)                                  Hudson Guild Theatre - NYC
A Period of Adjustment           Dorothea (supporting)                   Lee Strasberg Institute - NYC
COUNTING                         Original One-Woman Show           Tisch School of the Arts - NYC
STEPS                                    Original One-Woman Show           Wings Theatre - NYC        
      

Commercials
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Voice over
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Training

New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts                                    BFA Acting (High Honors)
Lee Strasberg Institute for Theatre and Film
The Experimental Theatre Wing
Stonestreet Studios NYC
Upright Citizens Brigade
Acting: Robert Ellerman, Raina von Waldenburg, Ted Sluberski, Bill Balzac, Chris Modoono
Voice: Richard Armstrong, Christopher Roselli, Nora York, Alba Quezada, Lisa Sokolov
Voice Over: Andy Roth, Melonie Mack
Movement/Dance: Michael Ryan, Mary Overlie, Paul Langland, Jeffrey Fergison, Jon Kinzel, Tea Alagic
Writing/Performance Composition: Liz Swados, Laura Levine, Peggy Pettitt, Rosemary Quinn
Improv: Laura Grey, John Murray

SPECIAL SKILLS/TALENTS
Certified Yoga Instructor, Gymnastics, Acro-Yoga, Pole-Dancing, Biking, Hula-Hooping, Dialects (British RP, Cockney, Irish, Scottish), Stage Combat, Improv, Sketch + Playwriting, Modern Dance, Soprano, Licensed Driver, US Passport, French Braiding, Rollerblading, Proficiency in Spanish, Boxing, Makes Great Salads