Born in New York City and raised in Italy, Antonella is a teaching associate at the University of Arizona and a PhD candidate in German and Middle Eastern Studies. She has trained in the Stanislavsky system and Improvisation at the Bennett Theatre Lab Conservatory, and has been acting in films and commercials for the last three years, appearing in some 20 features and shorts.
In 2013, Antonella was nominated as one of the 10 Best Actresses in Southern Arizona, and she is now President of the Independent Film Association of Southern Arizona (IFASA). She is currently playing the lead in the feature, Blessed Encounters, and will be appearing in the forthcoming features, Ambiguity: Cronaca de un Sueño Americano, and Lucky U Ranch. She is well-known in the Tucson film and modeling communities and is excited to be a part of the Ball and Chain cast.
IMDb profile: Antonella Cassia