Daria (she/her/hers) is an actress/singer/dancer and NY native, with experience working in independent film and television productions, new media projects, and professional theater. She is a proud member of both SAG-AFTRA and Actors' Equity Association, and holds degrees from University of Miami (FL) in Video-Film (B.S.C) and Theater Arts (B.A).

Daria is currently working on an independent feature film ("Winds of Silence," dir. Joey Mangano) in the role of Nancy Turso. The film centers around a family and their involvement (or not) in a recent murder. This summer, she worked on two very different projects: The first was as a recurring character on a dramatic sci-fi episodic (working title: "Contretemps") produced by Whole Picture Films in NYC. The second was a mockumentary style comedy ("Resurrected: 10 Years of Slasher: Ressurection") about a cast reunion of a cult horror movie, which filmed in Vermont. Prior to the pandemic, Daria also wrapped as the lead of a dramatic independent film (“The Escape”), which filmed in Connecticut. She was nominated by the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle for the role of Cassie in “A Chorus Line” (Best Supporting Actress in a Musical 2018) and won a BroadwayWorld.com Award (Phoenix, Best Supporting Actress 2013) for the role of Mrs. Irene Molloy in “Hello, Dolly!” at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Other favorite stage credits include playing Nancy in “Oliver!” at Red House Arts Center, working with Broadway veterans, Terrance Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise, as well as renowned choreographer, Christopher d’Amboise in Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s production of “My Fair Lady.”

When not performing, Daria works as a Performing Arts educator. Most recently, she held a position as adjuct professor of Theater Arts and guest artist at Heidelberg University (OH). She additionally works with students ages 8-18 in dance, voice, and musical theater. Daria also enjoys voice over projects, modeling, and in her spare time, watching anything created by Focus Features.

Photo Credit: Murphy Made

Daria DeGaetano