ANA DE LARA has performed in television, films, plays, improv and sketch comedy shows, Internet productions, music videos, and commercials. She is playing a lead role in the feature film, Damnbulance, a comedy about psychotic paramedics, which is currently in production.
Ana’s acting credits include roles in Two 4 One (Best Canadian Feature Film, Victoria Film Festival), Freshman’s Wharf (Leo Award, Best Web Series), Tumbling After (Jury Prize, Waterford Film Festival, Ireland), and Terminal City (Leo Award, Best Dramatic Series.)
A versatile actor with a forte in comedy, Ana has created and performed three solo comedic shows. Her latest, The Virgin Mary Had a Little Lamb, integrated film and theatre, demanding her to play all the roles on stage and on the screen simultaneously. Her other one-woman performances were: The Single and Desperate Improv Show, an improvised play performed with masks; and I Want to Go to Hell Because White Makes Me Look Fat, a variety show with stand-up and audience participation improv comedy.
Ana graduated from Presentation House Film and Theatre School in Vancouver, under the direction of Catherine Caines and Anthony Holland. She furthered her acting training with Eric Morris in Los Angeles, and studied improv comedy with Vancouver Theatresports League, Keith Johnstone, Bay Area Theatresports (San Francisco), and LA Connection.