Lauren grew up in Virginia and graduated from the UVA with a BA in Theatre. Her acting credits include improvising with Dave Chappelle in Chappelle’s Show, independent films with Ally Sheedy and Alicia Goranson, and the 2005 thriller Disorder. She was a producer and cast member of What Women Talk About, which was named a Top 10 Off-Broadway Play in 2005 by NYU’s Washington Square News. She is now a producer and performer in the hit comedy Naked in a Fishbowl which was awarded Outstanding Ensemble in the NY International Fringe Festival in 2007. Other memorable theatre work includes God of Vengeance (dir. Carolyn Cantor), The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other (dir. Phil Soltanoff), The Time of Your Life (dir. Steve Cosson) and The Blue Demon (dir. Darko Tresnjak). Her proudest productions are her two young devils…er…daughters. SAG/AFTRA/AEA.
Katharine is thrilled to be performing with the ladies of Fishbowl! A New York native, Katharine began her acting career in Minnesota at Macalester College where she co-founded the school’s improv troupe, Fresh Concepts. In New York she has performed in improv shows at the PIT, UCB and Gotham City Improv. Film and TV credits include “Stankervision” (MTV), “Law & Order” (NBC Universal) and “The Thorny Rose” (Cherry Lane Films). She originated and performed the role of Sara in the 2007 New York Fringe Festival production of Naked in a Fishbowl (Fringe Award: Outstanding Ensemble). She had the pleasure yet again of performing at the Fringe Festival in 2008 in a play she wrote, The Boy in the Basement (Fringe Award: Outstanding Direction). You can also hear her voice on various ads for Chase Bank, Bliss Spa, and Starwood Hotels. She is currently working on the return of her one woman show, My Dad’s Crazier Than Your Dad: A Scientific Inquiry. You can also see Katharine perform some weekends with the extraordinarily talented cast of the show Accomplice. She is a proud member of SAG and AEA. www.katharineheller.com
Brenna Palughi is a founding member of Naked in a Fishbowl and of its predecessor What Women Talk About. She garnered rave reviews this summer at The New York International Fringe Festival as the autistic Sarah in Scared of Sarah. In addition to being an actress, she is also a choreographer, director, dancer and producer. She and Sarah Lasley have a film production company called PALLAS. They just wrapped an untitled short film directed by Sarah Lasley in which Brenna co-starred and executive produced. Their last short, She She, is currently being shown at museums and screenings across the country. Their feature film, Emerald City, is in pre-production. Brenna is in the modern dance company, RUAH, INC. Favorite roles include: Zelda Fitzgerald in Muse, the title role in Phedre (Ted Hughes trans.), Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Queen Elizabeth in Orlando (YSD), Natasha in Rough Crossing, Lulu in Cabaret (Venus Rising Co., CA) and Sarah in The Lover (Barnstormers, NH). She originated roles in 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan by Kim Rosenstock, Babs the Dodo by Michael Mitnick and Flowers by Jose Rivera (YSD). Other film credits include Goodnight Sweetheart, What Men Talk About, Synecdoche, NY and Down&In. BFA, Marymount Manhattan. MFA, Yale School of Drama. AEA, SAG.
Daliya Karnofsky holds a B.F.A from NYU Tisch, and is currently earning her M.F.A. in Acting at the New School for Drama. Favorite roles include Sonya in Uncle Vanya, Regan in King Lear, and Beatrice Hunsdorfer in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. Daliya has toured the world as a solo performer, performing in Jerusalem, Miami, NYC, and Vancouver, among others. She has performed with NYC companies Red Bull Theater, Les Freres Corbusier, la mama e.t.c., and New York Neo-Classical Ensemble. Daliya is also pleased to be a participant in this year’s T.S. Eliot US/UK Exchange with the Old Vic in London, and is currently workshopping the new play I Wanna Destroy You with Old Vic/New Voices. She also performs live and on the web in her original baking series “And She Bakes,” last seen at the opening of NYC’s Yotel. www.andshebakes.com
Molly Knefel is a stand-up comic, writer, and actor living in Brooklyn. She produces a live show and web series with her brother called John and Molly Get Along, which can be found on Youtube and has been featured in the New York Times, the Apiary, and Punchline Magazine. Molly also co-hosts a twice-weekly internet radio show with her brother called Radio Dispatch, found at www.theradiodispatch.com. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as the Bell House, Upright Citizens Brigade, the PIT, and on such alt-comedy mainstays as Comedy As a Second Language and Lasers in the Jungle, and regularly at Le Poisson Rouge in the Village. Her writing and other comedy videos have been featured on Gawker, Jezebel, and the Splitsider.
The best girls come from Jersey. Rachel was born and bred in tropical NJ and liked it so much, she decided to stay and go to Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. After realizing that there was a big ol’ world out there, she popped into London for a spell to study theatre. Since the glorious days of studying, Rachel has dabbled in stand-up, stayed with improv and has an ongoing love affair with writing. She is currently developing a TV show where she stars as the wet-behind-the-ears Madam of a delightfully silly, sexy and funny brothel in Reno. She has also been known to do some print work (hiya Liz Claiborne), acted in classical works by her favorite bard, (Queen Margaret, anyone?), and always pays her dues on time to the Screen Actors Guild. Rachel likes long walks in Europe, watching the sunset from the Astoria subway stop and candlelit dinners with her favorite gal pals. Here’s to ladies, laughs and the ladies who make you laugh! Go Team NIAF!!!
Originally from the Boston area, Lynne holds a BA in Theater, Music and Linguistic Anthropology from Vassar College. Regional Theater: Charwoman, A Christmas Carol, Hanover Theatre; Ensemble, Experiment America, Boston Institute for Contemporary Art; Woman 1, I Love You, You’re Perfect…, Cape Fear Regional Theater; Chris, Rumors, Cape Fear Regional Theater; Woman, Idols of the King, Foothills Theatre. Select New York Theater: Hannah, Your Welcome, The Debate Society/Bowdoin College; The Concierge, The Tenant, Woodshed Collective; Ensemble, Dear Harvey, FringeNYC; Clarissa, The Boy in the Basement, FringeNYC; Wing/Ding, Mesaya, Ensemble Studio Theater. She has been heard on radio commercials for The Oxygen Network and has written for Backstage, One For The Table and The Huffington Post. www.lynnerosenberg.com. AEA, SAG-AFTRA