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ELENI
YIOVAS

Actor | Producer 

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"Our job as actors, from forever, has been to render our audiences more human by virtue of our humanity."

-Anthony Abeson

Eleni Yiovas is a born and raised native New Yorker of Greek heritage and is fluent in Greek. She earned a double B.A. in History with honors and Media Studies. Prior to her graduating, she worked behind the camera as a production assistant and later as a coordinator for Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson in feature films and documentary series for HBO, The Discovery Channel and PBS. Although she found the experience invaluable, she never lost sight of her true and natural passion:  The art of storytelling through performance.

 

Eleni Yiovas most recently booked a supporting role in The Instigators opposite Hong Chau starring Matt Damon and Casey Affleck and directed by Doug Liman. She has co-starred on Law & Order: Organized Crime on NBC as well as other notable episodic series. She is a series regular in the multi-award-winning SWITCH, a scripted series based on true events starring Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, two-time Emmy winner Cady McClain, Emmy nominated Jon Lindstrom, Catherine Eaton among the ensemble cast. 

To keep herself grounded in the fast pace of the entertainment industry and living in the city, Eleni keeps both her body and mind active by attending classes in between bookings with some of the best master teachers in the world, honing her skills, striving to read a book a week that has nothing to do with acting, (keeping it honest). She loves road trips, hiking in nature far from any sign of habitation, swimming, strength training and makes it a point to enjoy all of what the greatest city on earth has to offer from Broadway to black box theater improv, cultural events and exhibitions to finding the most authentically ethnic off-the-radar greasy spoon eateries in the far corners of the boroughs.

 

To feed her spirit, she travels outside the US to educate and immerse herself with people of different cultures and all walks of life. When she can she goes back to Greece to connect with friends, family and her roots. She thrives from meaningful experiences the world has to offer all the more to fulfill her purpose not only as an actor, but to evolve into a more whole human through experiences. She strongly feels she is best of service through the unique art form we call acting by engaging an audience to open themselves up a little more and hopefully connect to each other a little deeper. 

 

She actively supports and advocates for local and global organizations and charities that help make the world a more equitable and better place. A little fun fact: her favorite hero of all time is Harriet Tubman (since the 4th grade :) 

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