Lila Newman

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Lila Newman (born in New York City, New York) is an American actress, writer, comedian, humorist, singer and musician.

She is known for her work on Alpha House (2014)[1] written by Garry Trudeau, playing opposite John Goodman and Julie White. From 2013 - 2017, Lila regularly contributed comedy writing to A Prairie Home Companion—often receiving on-air credits for work—and has appeared on the show twice as part of the Royal Academy of Radio Actors.[2][3] Lila now contributes comedy sketches to Live From Here on American Public Media, hosted by Chris Thile.[4] Since Summer 2017, Lila has also been collaborating as a writer and voice actor with Radiotopia's The Truth (podcast).[5][6] She holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago, where she was a member of Off Off Campus.[7] She also has an MFA from Drama Centre London.[8]

Newman was recently awarded the Edes Prize from the Edes Foundation for the creation of a new play on the life and work of Radio Sound Effects Pioneer Ora Nichols.[9][10][11][12]


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