Based in both New York City, and her native London, Eliza Shea is an actor, writer and award-winning theatre producer.

In London, Eliza has appeared at The Savoy (West End), Almeida, Southwark Playhouse, Arcola, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and on BBC Television. In the US, she has worked with BAM (Off-Broadway), Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre, Origin, and Broadway Cares.​

She earned her First Class Bachelor’s Degree from The University of York, UK, whilst also training with City Dance Academy, Mountview, and The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.

Eliza earned a merit scholarship to train at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NY) and graduated with the prestigious Lawrence Langner Award. She was then invited to join the Academy Company, where she appeared opposite Alan Cumming in the world premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Me and the Girls: A Noël Coward Musical.

​Other notable roles include, Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, Elvira in Blithe Spirit (US Regional Debut), Wendy Darling in Wendy Darling & Peter Pan (Time Out NY Pick), Dorine in Tartuffe, Alice in Your Alice (Off-Broadway), Marianne in Constellations, and Mark Antony in Julius Caesar

Eliza's UK-based company, SILK STREET PRODUCTIONS, aims to support writers in the development of new work. Currently, she is working on Next Round, in association with the Gala Theatre, Durham. Previous producing credits include the NY premiere of Ella Hickson's Precious Little Talent (New York Innovative Theatre Award Winner) and Building Pain (3 First Irish Festival Award Nominations).


In the US, Eliza is an AEA Equity Membership candidate represented by Synergy Talent and Buchwald. She currently holds a full O-1 Visa for 'extraordinary ability in the arts'. In the UK, Eliza is a member of Equity.

UK: Spotlight.

US: Actors Access

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US theatrical agent

Karl Hofheinz

13251 Ventura Blvd, Suite 2

Studio City, CA 91604

Tel: 818-995-6500

US commercial agent

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New York,

NY 10017

Tel: 212-867-1200


Eliza would like to thank her family, Karl Hofheinz and all at Synergy Talent, David Elliott and all at Buchwald, Fengar Gael, Porter Kelly, 

Douglas Carter Beane, George C. Heslin, Joe Lavezzo, Gregory Gale, Brad Simmons, Sally Ann Triplett, Christine McKenna, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, 

Michael Cordner, Tom Cantrell, The Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York, Brian Ward, Steve Morley and City of London School for Girls,

for their endless support and encouragement.