Nadia Bowers is a New York City based actress who also spends time in Los Angeles. Since receiving her M.F.A from NYU's Graduate Acting Program, she has had a varied and expansive career in theater, television, and film.
Originally from Branford, CT, she is the daughter of a Texan psychiatrist and a Russian Princess/ German Duchess pediatrician. Growing up, she was a dancer as well as an athlete, mainly a swimmer and tennis player. But, when she was cast as Anita in West Side Story at age 15 at Branford High, acting took hold of her heart. She paid close attention to the fact that she was the happiest she had ever been while rehearsing that musical.
She went on to Dartmouth College thinking she would go into Environmental Studies. But, she ended up with a Major in Sociology, a Minor in French, and a few semesters on the rugby team. Her last year there, although she was a part of the women's theater group, "The Untamed Shrews," she was always envious of the Drama majors. Therefore, she decided to mainly take acting classes while writing her thesis in Sociology. During this time, buoyed by the encouragement of some teachers, she decided to pursue a career in acting.
Three days after she graduated college, she moved to San Francisco to do A.C.T's Summer Training Congress. Jack Kerouac made her always feel that she needed to see that city. A summer turned into two years of acting classes, plays, and dance concerts in a city that encourages youthful exploration. After two years, Nadia realized that she wanted more intensive training and applied for graduate school. She considers her time at NYU's Graduate Acting Program to be an incredible life-shaping experience and her training there a gift that continues to give.
Since graduating, she has performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, and regionally throughout the United States. She has performed age-old plays, modern plays, original solo work, and continues to collaborate with others in creating new work. She has appeared in tv and film, finding each medium rewarding in its own way.
Nadia has some writing projects in the works: a feature horror movie, H IN HOLLYWOOD, TRI-ME, a comedy, co-written with Stephanie DiMaggio http://www.stephaniedimaggio.com, and a mini-series based on a work by her late father.