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Lily Holleman

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5' 3" (1.60 m)
Lily Holleman is deceptive. To see Lily's work opposite her childhood hero Tracey Ullman in the Showtime series Tracey Ullman's "State of the Union" (2008) (four episodes in the show's first three seasons), or on the Oxygen series "Campus Ladies" (2006), Lewis Black's "Root of All Evil" (2008) on Comedy Central, or on the Disney Channel's "Sonny with a Chance" (2009), is to be certain that she was born to play comedy. Then you see her as the earnest, compassionate and spirited best friend of Nikki Blonsky in the Lifetime movie Queen Sized (2008) (TV)(also starring Annie Potts), or as the recovered meth addict and unwed mother fighting for the right to keep her child in a recurring guest-star role on John Wells' NBC/TNT police drama "Southland" (2009), and you begin to realize the range that Lily Holleman possesses.Lily's feature film and stage work proves it's impossible to categorize her. In the college comedy Tenure (2009)(starring Luke Wilson and Gretchen Mol), Lily plays a lovely, enthusiastic coed. In How I Got Lost (2009), a current film festival favorite starring Aaron Stanford and Rosemarie DeWitt, Lily plays the tough-as-nails proprietor of a rural gas station. Los Angeles theatre audiences know that every time you think you have Lily Holleman figured out, she surprises you. The wide-eyed, teen-aged, pregnant waif "Jewel" in the Boston Court's Bleed Rail (for which Lily earned both Ovation and LA Weekly award nominations) might seem like the role she was born to play, but then you go to another theatre across town and see All About Walken and you quickly change your mind. Lily has played the Oscar-winning actor Christopher Walken before sold-out audiences for three years. Her performance is hilarious. And truth be told, it's also somewhat disturbing.A native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of the prestigious National Cathedral School, Lily attended Washington and Lee University, where she earned a degree in Art History and won the John Graham Award in Fine Arts (given annually to the student contributing the most to theater, studio art, music, and art history). When you first see Lily Holleman, you might be deceived about the kind of character and performance you're liable to get from her. Unless, of course, what you see when you look at her is ferocity, integrity, innate decency and an insatiable appetite for exploration. If it is, then on second thought, Lily Holleman might not be that deceptive after all.This January, Slamdance audiences will have the chance to see Lily play her first lead role as the self-mutilating, high-school student protagonist in the feature film UrFrenz (2009)
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