On the few occasions I’ve had my mother’s full approval, she describes me as a “really bendy, bouncy branch...connected to an oak tree.” My family is Nigerian: metaphors abound. 

Last season, I played a polite social worker placating Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation and side-stepped Nick Kroll’s self-denial on The Kroll Show. In 2016, I'll face David Duchovny as a grief-stricken maid in Aquarius, play a feminist skeptic in the Netflix feature, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, and recur as "Liz," an ambitious writer’s assistant on Love, another Netflix project co-produced with Judd Apatow.

Recently, I created and performed a one-person play, Take Me To The Poorhouse, a comedy about a middle-class Nigerian third grader who dreams of becoming poor in order to win the love of a poor classmate. It made Ms. Magazine's "Top 10 Shows at the Hollywood Fringe Festival," won Best of Fringe, Best International Show, a Duende Distinction, and NAACP Theatre Award nomination. Mom points - through the roof!

I studied at the UR International Theatre Program, and hold an M Ed. in Education and an MFA in Acting from Harvard University. My theatre credits include playing 14 characters in Nilaja Sun’s critically acclaimed No Child at Weston Playhouse, and the world premiere of Danai Gurira’s (The Walking Dead) award-winning play, Eclipsedalongside Uzo Aduba, which garnered a Helen Hayes award for Best Ensemble. I also enjoy collaborating on experimental projects, such as Steve Harper’s (Covert Affairs) upcoming Send Mea science fiction web series about a comic bookstore owner who sends people back to slavery via time travel. Mom texted me a bunch of questions about this one.

I currently live in Studio City, and when I'm not acting or writing, I enjoy making books by hand, pretending GoT's Jon Snow placed a bulk order.

 

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Last season Liz Femi played a polite social worker placating Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation and side-stepped Nick Kroll’s self-denial on The Kroll Show. In 2016, she'll face David Duchovny as a grief-stricken maid in Aquariusplay a feminist skeptic in the Netflix feature, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, and recur as "Liz," an ambitious writer’s assistant on Love, another Netflix project co-produced with Judd Apatow.

An avid storyteller, Liz created and performed a one-person play called Take Me To The Poorhouse, a comedy about a middle-class Nigerian third grader who dreams of becoming poor in order to win the love of a poor classmate. It made Ms. Magazine's "Top 10 Shows at the Hollywood Fringe Festival," won Best of FringeBest International Show, a Duende Distinction, and NAACP Theatre Award nomination

Born in the UK, raised in Nigeria and the U.S., Liz’s work is enhanced by her international background. She studied at the UR International Theatre Program and holds an an M Ed. in Education and an MFA in Acting from Harvard University. Her theatre credits include playing 14 characters in Nilaja Sun’s critically acclaimed  No Child at Weston Playhouse, and the world premiere of Danai Gurira’s (The Walking Dead) award-winning play, Eclipsedalongside Uzo Aduba, which garnered a Helen Hayes award for Best Ensemble.

Outside of tv, film, and theatre, Liz enjoys collaborating on experimental projects, such as Steve Harper’s (Covert Affairs) upcoming Send Mea science fiction web series about a comic bookstore owner who sends people back to slavery via time travel. 

Liz currently lives in Los Angeles, where she enjoys making books by hand, pretending GoT's Jon Snow placed a bulk order.


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