DeLanna Studi

DeLanna has long brown hair with highlights. She smiles in a green cardigan over a gray t-shirt.

DeLanna Studi

National Theater Project Advisor
Artistic Director, Native Voices,
Autry (NVA)
Location: land of the Gabrielino Tongva People (Los Angeles, CA) and Cherokee Nation, OK: When we were forcibly removed, the removal displaced many people including the Osage, Kickapoo, Caddo, Quapaw.


DeLanna (De-lay-na) Studi is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She is an actor/playwright whose TV credits include “Dreamkeeper,” “Edge of America,” “Shameless,” “General Hospital,” “Z Nation,” and the recent season of “Goliath.” Her theater credits include the First National Broadway Tour of “August: Osage County,” Off-Broadway’s “Gloria: A Life.” She retraced her family’s footsteps along the Trail of Tears with her father and created her play “And So We Walked,” which has been touring for the last three years, and it was the first American play to be chosen for the Journées Théâtrales de Carthage in Tunisia. She is the Chair of SAG-AFTRA’s National Native Americans Committee, an AGE (Advance Gender Equality in the Arts) Legacy Playwright Grant Recipient, and the Artistic Director of Native Voices at the Autry, the country's only Equity theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights. 

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