Lillian Thakuria is an actor, comedian, host and award-winning writer-producer.
She has been labeled ‘ethnically ambiguous’ and is unsure how to feel about it. As a kid, she checked off most of the ‘ethnic’ boxes on those standardized tests at school. This inspired her one-woman show ‘DOT, NOT FEATHER’, which she wrote and performed last year at THE PIT’S SOLO Comedy Festival in NYC.
As a writer-producer at HBO, she produced short and long-form original content for broadcast and digital platforms. As an entertainment journalist, she interviewed celebrities such as Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, John Oliver and many more.
In 2008, she hosted a political travel web series for the U.S. State Department website America.gov, which allowed her to travel around the country and interview some very interesting characters about the 2008 presidential election.
Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Vulture and USA Today.
She has performed at Upright Citizens Brigade, The PIT, The Duplex, in the office, and in her studio apartment.
She is FILIPINO, SPANISH, INDIAN and a little bit 'country'(her great grandfather is a white guy from Tennessee).
She is an excellent storyteller (in front of and behind the camera) and thinks well on her feet--or on her butt, if she's seated.
She defies stereotypes and perpetuates them at the same time. Terrible math student, even more terrible driver.