Livia De Paolis is an actor and a filmmaker. Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Livia De Paolis earned a Masters Degree in Philosophy from University ‘Sapienza’ of Rome. She then moved to NY where she turned her focus to contemporary theatre collaborating with some of the most innovative personalities of the New York Theater community.
Her first feature film Emoticon ;) which she wrote, directed and starred in, opposite Michael Cristofer, Carol Kane, Sonia Braga, Christine Ebersole, Diane Guerrero and Daphne Rubin Vega was theatrically released by Indiecan Pictures and is currently available in DVD and on all the major digital platforms. Emoticon ;) won the Best Ensemble Award at GenArt FF and the Critics Award at Siena FF.
Her short film Awestruck was picked up by Shorts International for both broadcast and digital distribution. De Paolis is a permeant resident of the US as she was granted a green card as an artist of extraordinary ability and she will soon be holding dual citizenship.