You may have seen Layla Khosh (Khoshnoudi) in the Pulitzer Prize nominated Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons as Amina, in Abby Rosebrock's Dido of Idaho at Ensemble Studio Theatre, in the original cast of Men on Boats, or as Nina in Seagullmachine by the Assembly. She's a brilliant actress, as well as writer and director.
After moving New York to attend the Martha Graham School, she left the program early to pursue a career as an actor. In this episode we talk about feeling like an outsider, her Texan roots, and the biggest challenges of being an actor.
We chat briefly about her Iranian heritage and her name: she gone by both Layla Khosh and Layla Khoshnoudi - and we discuss what it might mean to go by one or the other. Layla also talks about what she wishes she knew as a young actor starting out, navigating the industry.
Catch her in "All Hail Beth" on BRIC TV, coming out soon.