Regina Palian

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Regina Palian is an American film, television, and stage actress as well as a singer-songwriter.

Early life and education[edit]

Regina Palian

Regina Palian was born in Long Island, New York and has spent most of her life in the New York City area. The youngest of seven children from an Irish-Italian family, Regina became the first in her family to have a career in the arts, which has encompassed dozens of roles in theatre, film and television as well as a budding career as singer-songwriter. She is also an educator, specializing in early childhood education.

Regina graduated St. John's University with a B.A. in English Literature and in Art History from the American University of Rome.[1]


Palian studied acting at The Actors Conservatory & HB Studios in New York City and The Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles. Her debut came in the 1995 production of the critically acclaimed Timothy Leary in Space at Theatre for the New City, where she also performed in The Bodyguard's Amnesia. Other off-Broadway and Broadway theatre credits include Camille, at The Arthur Seelan Theatre; Two Rooms, written by Lee Blessing and produced at the Flux Factory and Independence.

Los Angeles theatre credits include: Savage In Limbo, directed by Alex Craig Mann at the Skylight Theatre; The Body & Soul of a Chinese Woman,[2] where she worked in the American debut with writer C. Y. Lee (The Flower Drum Song) and director Peter Henry Schroder in the production performed at the Stella Adler Theater. She performed in Macbeth and Independence at Second Stage; A Very Merry Happy Kosher Christmas, directed by Ronnie Marmo, at Theatre 68, Savage in Limbo and Vampires.[1]

She also performed in Los Angeles dance companies, with performances in the Mimoda Jazzo tour at the Los Angeles Dancer's Studio and The Dark Side of The Moon a modern dance tribute to Pink Floyd.

Palian's film credits include: Mascara Di'Ablo, Fair Trade, the award-winning Enigma, directed by Jason Shumway and Academy Award winner Matt Shumway; I Love Your Moves; Stepping High, directed by Henri Charr; The Angels of Death. Her TV credits include CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008); Boston Legal(2008); Nip/Tuck; The Dark Son. She starred as therapist Dr. Melanie Ladd in This is Chip[3] television show, which in September 2018 won Best Pilot at the Catskill International Film Festival.[4]

Palian is a singer-songwriter whose first single, The Bridge in Calverton, was released in November 2017, followed by Mountain Town, released in January 2019. Palian has also collaborated with multi-instrumentalist and producer Eric Michael Lichter of Dirt Floor Recording & Production in late 2018.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Regina Palian resume". Actors Access. Retrieved 2012-01-02.
  2. O'Connor, Sheelagh (April 10, 2006). "THE BODY AND SOUL OF A CHINESE WOMAN by Sheelagh O'Connor". Eye Spy LA. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  3. "This is Chip cast". Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  4. "GC Residents Receive Award for Television Pilot". Garden City News. October 25, 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2019.

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