Riva Di Paola

Actress- AEA / SAG-Aftra / ACTRA

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Los Angeles, CA, 90048 USA

Union Membership:

SAG-AFTRA, Equity, ACTRA

Physical Attributes:

Age Range:

27-37

Ethnicities:

Caucasian

Attributes:

  • Female (gender),
  • 5' 3" (height),
  • 120 lbs (weight),
  • Average (build),
  • Brown Hair (hair),
  • Hazel Eyes (eyes)

Representation:

Agent

  • Abrams Artists Agency
  • Dean Panaro/ James Murray- VoiceOver
  • (310) 728-1060
  • 9200 Sunset Blvd.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90069

Agent

  • Abrams Artists Agency
  • Billy Serow/ Jonathan Saul- VoiceOver
  • (646) 486 4600
  • 275 7th Avenue
  • New York, NY 10001

Agent

  • Oscars Abrams Zimel
  • Elaine Hamat
  • (416) 860-9933
  • 438 Queen Street East
  • Toronto, Canada

Skills:

Accents/Dialects Cartoon Voices Clown Training
Drivers License Drivers License (Auto & Motorcycle) Expert in Double Talk
Fight Training Great cook- specialty: Italian ;) Improv
Improv Training Shakespeare Training  

Roles:

Theater

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Limbo
Amy
The Other Space Theatre/ Dir: Tracy Woodward
Los Angeles, CA
My Beautiful Voyage (LA Workshop)
Ruth
Fresh Produce’d LA/ Dir: Alexis Jacknow
Los Angeles, CA
The Homecoming (workshop)
Jody
The Other Space Theatre/ Dir: Tracy Woodward
Los Angeles, CA
Quake
Lucy
Theatre Row/ Dir: J. Julian Christopher
New York City, NY
Marine Life (workshop)
Sylvia
Dir: Carter Gill/ Play by: Rosa Laborde
NY, NY
Footprints In The Snow (Staged Reading)
Zambi
The Bridge Theatre/ Dir: Devin Brain/ Play by: Brett Dalton
NY, NY
The Gin Baby (Workshop)
Ellen
Arthur Seleen Theatre/ Dir: Emily Trask/ Play by: Sarah Shaefer
NY, NY
Die Happy!
Jodie
Manhattan Repertory Theatre/ Dir: M. Stewart-David
NY, NY
The Final Act
Marina
Space on White/ Dir: Jose Landivar
NY, NY
Inch of Your Life (Episodic Theatre Play)
Series Lead
Good Company Theatre/ Dir: Massimo Pagliaroli
The Dessert Club
Lara
Toronto Fringe Festival/ Dir: Zenon Skrzypczyk
Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding
Tina
Second City/ Jay Legget
A Whimsical Day (National Tour)
Lead
Touring Players/ Dir: Joel Keiser
Come Away
Ruth
Trinity Basement Theatre/ Dir: Jason Davies
The Grind
Catherine
Toronto Fringe Festival/ Dir: Matthew Di Paola
When The Cat’s Away
Shirley
Queen Elizabeth Theatre/ Dir: Buddy Brennan
Job and the Snake
Bildad
P.M. Productions/ Dir: Robert Munoz
Disney Dreams and Hercules
Various
Disney Cruise Line/ Dir: Randy Borden

Film

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Don’t Call It A Comeback
Lead
Dir: Ramin Serry/ Streetlight Films
NY, NY
Victoria, Victoria
Lead
Dir: Amit Sharma/ The NY Filmmakers Group (Short)
NY, NY
Under The Big Top
Supporting
Dir: Nara DeMuro/ NYU Thesis Film (Short)
NY, NY
In The Grey
Lead
Dir: Shawn Spitler/ Spitler Pictures
NY, NY
Mommy Wars
Narrator
Dir: Andrea Stewart/ Lombardi Media Group
I AM
Lead
Dir: Alan Soh/ Working Reel Productions (Short)
Nothing Touches
Lead
Dir: Nate Bower/ Collective Mind Entertainment
Chaos
Supporting
Dir: Christopher Macbride (Short)

Television

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Killer Beauty
Narrator
A&E TV Pilot
Los Angeles, CA
Crimes of Fashion
Series Lead
Claude Barnes StarTV/ Fashion Television Network
Street Cents
Series Regular
CBC Productions/Various
Toronto, Canada
The What Is
Sheila
Dir: Alan So
Instant Star
Becky
TeenNick, CTV Television Network
Toronto, Canada

Education & Training

School Teacher Degree/Course Location Year
Circle in The Square Theatre School
Conservatory
New York City, NY
Lesly Kahn & Co
Lesly Kahn
Intensive
Los Angeles, CA

Career Highlights/Additional Info:

  • Riva is a first generation Italian-Canadian, born and raised in Toronto Canada. She studied at Circle In The Square Theatre School in New York City. Her voice can be heard on hundreds of National Commercials, Video Games, Radio Plays and Animations. She also co-wrote, produced and starred in, The Dessert Club (Fringe Festival) in which she won the Women In Film & Television development grant to create an original sitcom series through SUNtv. Riva’s been married over 800 times! ...playing the title role of TINA in Second City’s Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. Fun Fact: Voice of Rebecca Chambers in the video game Resident Evil 0.