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Who is Talia?

Hey there! I’m just your go-to ethnically ambiguous gal with killer pipes and spot-on timing.  most would say I’m characterized by a confident presence, take-charge attitude, emotional honesty, and an array of lively and animated voices and expressions.

Since you want to ask, but you're not sure if it's PC, I'll tell you...I'm Haitian and Puerto Rican.  That's Black & Latinx & MIXED for those who like broader breakdowns.  I'm also a significant chunk of indigenous Taino Indian on The rican side and Polish Jew on the haitian side. everybody give it up for colonialism in the caribbean!  and Nope, I've never done an ancestry test…aunt nancy just keeps really good family records and I'm connected to my roots.

wepa & Sak pasé!


4 Questions with Talia:

What have you been up to recently and what’s on the horizon?

  • I’m so hyped to be returning to hbo as a Guest star on episode 1, season 2 of SUCCESSION!

  • I had the distinct honor (i mean that with every fibre of my being) of participating in The Vineyard Theater’s workshop reading of rising star, michael R. Jackson’s upcoming musical WHITE GIRL IN DANGER, directed by acclaimed badass Lilliana blaine-cruz.

  • Post-production is almost complete for the upcoming independent feature film INEZ & DOUG & KIRA for which I was lucky enough to play the title role of Kira opposite Michael Chernus (OITNB), Tawny Cypress (Heroes, The Blacklist: Redemption), and directed by Julia Kots.

  • played a perky but unforgiving flight attendant on the final season of KEVIN CAN WAIT (CBS), and I'm proud to say I made Kevin James break twice on set and Leah Remini loves my nails.  So I don't know about YOU, but I'M winning at life.

  • Don’t skip the commercials during your next binge! You just might hear me doing my “white lady” voice as one of the newest commercial voices for Both HUMIRA and Subway !

So what's your training?
BFA in Acting from The University of Connecticut (GO HUSKIES!!!!),  MFA in Acting from UC Irvine (Zot Zot!), PhD in Hard Knocks from deez streetz.

Do you have a dream role or a dream role prototype?
Who doesn't?!  My absolute unicorn would be a villain or antihero in a comic book based film or tv show.  Runners up would be Vanda in VENUS IN FUR, an animated character in a PIXAR film, or anything that Tessa Thompson does.  I would also like to play the role of Michelle Obama's BFF.  But like...for real.  In real life.


If you were to switch fields, what other career would interest you?
Criminal Justice. With a focus on human and civil rights in a position where I would be able to advocate and instigate change for marginalized and underrepresented communities.
Or maybe a Sommelier, cuz...wine.


Why 4 questions? Why not just do one more and make it even?
I don't make choices based on what's acceptable. You gotta go with your gut...do what makes you feel good, or sometimes just do what you gotta do because that's what's needed to get the job done.  
Also, you're not the boss of me, website.  Just let me live and be great, m'kay?

 
“Captivating throughout the show, she rises to mesmerizing heights with her performance...and it ably stands as a candidate for the ultimate show-stopping moment.”
— Connecticut Critics Circle
 
“Talia Thiesfield is a joy”
— The Los Angeles Times

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“Talia will send chills up your spine and tears down your cheeks. Brava!”
— Theater Mirror

Reel 2018