Winter Ave Zoli

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Winter Ave Zoli
Winter Ave Zoli Sons of Anarchy FX Premiere September 2014 (cropped).jpg
Zoli at the Sons of Anarchy FX Premiere in September 2014
Born (1980-03-30) March 30, 1980 (age 37)
New Hope, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993-present

Winter Ave Zoli (born March 30, 1980) is an American actress and model, best known for her role as Lyla Winston in FX's TV series Sons of Anarchy.

Early life[edit]

Zoli was born in New Hope, Pennsylvania. She is of partial Czech descent. [1] At the age of 11, she moved with her family to Czechoslovakia, where they lived in Prague. She studied at middle school and high school at the International School of Prague. She studied ballet, but after developing a love for the stage and the craft of acting, she moved on to musical theater.

At age 13, she began working in European and American productions that came to Prague. At 17, she attended the Carnegie-Mellon summer school theater program and, at 19, enrolled in the Atlantic Theater Company acting school in New York City, founded by playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy.


After graduating from the professional program, Winter moved to Los Angeles. She appeared in the 2007 film Sex and Death 101 as Alexis, the fast food beauty. She held the main role of legendary Libuše in the 2009 Czech film The Pagan Queen. Winter gained further international recognition with her main role as Lyla Winston on the hit American TV series Sons of Anarchy. She posed nude in Playboy magazine's March 2011 edition, commenting that "nudity is not a problem for [her]."[2]



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  2. ^ "Sons of Anarchy" Star Winter Ave Zoli Covers Playboy, Says Nudity "Not a Problem", Hollie McKay, Fox news, February 16, 2011

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