Lara Slife was born in Columbus, Ohio where she became drawn to the performing arts at a very young age. From performing for friends and family in her basement to electrifying the stage in a series of dance recitals, her energy was contagious.
Her artistic talents also included other areas of the creative arts, and her work was very well received by several colleges and Universities.
Lara graduated on the Dean’s list with honors from TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. Upon graduation she continued a creative career in Chicago with work at theaters such as Victory Gardens. Work on various commercials took her to Miami for a short period of time before she relocated to New York City to pursue work in the theater. Upon arriving in the Big Apple, she began studying with professionals from Juilliard and The Neighborhood Playhouse. Her quick wit took her to the comedy stage where she performed stand-up in various venues throughout Manhattan. Lara starred in many Off-Broadway productions, and was featured in the Emmy award winning daytime drama, “As The World Turns.” and various comedies like Chapelle’s Show.
Lara’s love for the craft has recently brought her to Hollywood to pursue more opportunities in television and film. She recently played a singing waitress in the Disney film “Old Dogs” opposite John Travolta, and Robin Williams. Her significant training and energetic personality help her to create an amazing work experience on set. She tends to play “women in charge,” complicated and vulnerable characters with a history that often gets in their way.
In 2012, Lara makes her directing debut with “Born To Lead: The Sal Aunese Story.”…….”The First Samoan quarterback, who enters a down and out football team and takes it to the National Championship…….Only it may not be the way you think!”
Here’s what people are saying:
“Lara’s film background is very apparent in her acting style, and I think she would be great in a film with an intense female character. She would make a great villain/femme fatal.” Mike Roderick- Director NYC
“I believed the three different characters that she played. She did a great job bringing each of them to life!” M.R.-NYC
“Her comedic timing would also work well in a farce” M.R.- NYC
“Caught your performance tonight. You were wonderful-right “on” character, with a wonderful stage presence.” H.G-NYC
“Your performance was excellent. I thought you were totally in the zone as Ms Rauschmeyer, from Arkansas. I almost forgot you don’t speak with a drawl!” D.B-Producer NYC