Nadia Bowers is a New York City based actress. 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 psychiatrist from Texas 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 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. 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 training at NYU's Graduate Acting Program as well as the community the school has given her a gift that continues to give.
Nadia has some writing projects in the works: a feature horror movie, "H," and a memoir about her sister.