Lucia Brawley

Lucia Brawley is an actress and activist, based in Hollywood, California. She played Karen Jimeno in Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center; starred in two films in Hungary, including as the title character in Lora (Best Foreign Film, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival); and appeared in numerous television series and theatrical productions on and off-Broadway. Ms. Brawley was an active organizer for the Obama campaign and is a regularly contributing blogger with the Huffington Post, often writing about the vital importance of arts education to our society. One of her pieces, Why Arts Education is a Matter of Social Justice and Why it Will Save the World, was quoted in the California Creative Industries Revitalization Act hearings in the state senate. In June 2009, Lucia was the keynote speaker at the Yale School of Music’s biennial Music Educators Symposium. She received a BA in English from Harvard University (where she won the Jonathan Levy Prize for Most Promising Actor) and an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama.