photo by David Noles

Carly Zien

MFA in Acting, 2014

Yale School of Drama

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Carly is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she grew up improvising songs in her family's kitchen while checking herself out in the reflection of the oven. She also performed in many plays at First Stage Children’s Theater.

Carly received her BA in Theater Studies from Yale University, and then moved to New York City, where she joined The Flea Theater as a member of the Bats, and toured with Theatreworks USA. In May 2014, she will graduate with an MFA in acting from The Yale School of Drama. You can visit the website for her class’s showcase here.

When she’s not acting, Carly still enjoys making up songs and singing them with her friends who are better at playing instruments than she is. She also likes to knit, do crossword puzzles, and pet strangers’ dogs.