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Lida Maria Benson is a bilingual Ukrainian-American actor and Ukrainian folk dancer, proudly born and raised in the District of Columbia. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association, and is SAG-Eligible. She loves playing grounded, funny, glowing, playful, emotionally complex, messy, and unexpected young women.
“Benson is marvelous.” — The Washington Post
“Lida Maria Benson is a force.” — DC Metro Theater Arts
+ It's pronounced Lee-duh. Not Lie-duh. Definitely not Linda.
+ Fluent in Ukrainian. Is very Ukrainian. Has an deep repertoire of Ukrainian drinking & campfire songs.
+ Lives for Mardi Gras. LIVES. FOR. IT. Unofficial personal motto is “Never Miss a Mardi Gras.”
+ Studied abroad in Australia. Spent most of her time living out of a campervan while road tripping through the Outback and rural Queensland. Ask her about Karlu-Karlu.
+ New York Magazine subscriber since 2009. Scuba diving certified (PADI Advanced Open Water) since 2006.