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Liz Femi

BS ‘02
Actor, Writer

Liz Femi

Liz will recur in Ryan Murphy's Ratched, starring Sarah Paulsen (also executive producer), Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon, and Corey Stoll (Coming to Netflix in 2020). The story, written by Evan Romansky, is a prequel to Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  Liz currently recurs as "Liz," an ambitious writer’s assistant on Love, a Netflix project co-produced with Judd Apatow.  Last season, she faced off David Duchovny as a grief-stricken maid in Aquarius, disapproved of patriarchy as a feminist skeptic in the Netflix feature, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, placated Amy Poehler as polite social worker on Parks and Recreation, side-stepped her bosses' self-denial in Nick Kroll’s The Kroll Show and in Kay Ogun's (This is Us, Queen Sugar) Imitation, an adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie's short story.

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 Fringe, Best 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. S he studied at the UR International Theatre Program and holds an MEd. 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 award-winning play, Eclipsed, alongside 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) Send Me, a 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.