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Aloha! Lea is a NYC-based actor and teaching artist. She was born in Honolulu and grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii.


Lea is inspired by the imperfection, mess, and raw beauty of humanity. She strives for truth and inclusivity through storytelling. Her theatre work has taken her around the country. Regional theatre highlights: 4,000 Miles at The Westport Country Playhouse, Oleanna and Private Lives with Katonah Classic Stage, Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker (Judson Theatre Co), and Rosalind in As You Like It (Texas Shakespeare Festival). Upcoming:  Into the Breeches! at The Gulfshore Playhouse. 

Her on-camera work can be seen in "Hawaii Five-0" and "FBI" (CBS), as well as the Blumhouse feature film "This is the Night" starring Naomi Watts. 

Lea has been coaching and mentoring young actors of all backgrounds for a decade, and she's passionate about making performing arts education accessible to all. Please see to donate or learn more. 


BFA Carnegie Mellon University

BADA's Midsummer in Oxford

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