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Lida Maria Benson

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

FUN FACTS:
+ 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.

Age Range

Teens, 20s

Gender Identity

Female

ETHNICITY - IDENTITY AND/OR APPEARANCE

White: Eastern European, White: Western European

Race - Identity

White

Languages

English, Other (listed in actor bio)

Union Status

Equity

Drivers License

License

Singer

Singer

Dancer

Professional dancer

Comedy

Improv

City Based

New York City, Other(listed in actor bio)