Camillia Sanes

Camillia Sanesis an American actor and film producer who has been in entertainment for the last twenty years. As an actor, she has worked in prolific projects in both features and television. In film, she has worked directly beside such industry legends as Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise [1] . In television, she has played recurring roles on Emmy award-winning shows such as The Shield and Saving Grace [2] . Films she has produced have been accepted into high profile festivals and markets such as Cannes Film Festival, American Film Institute, Monaco, and Rhode Island Film Festival.

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 Camillia Sanes's Biography

Camillia was raised in Philadelphia, where she attended the High School for Creative and Performing Arts.

After attending the University of the Arts , she was encouraged by friend and renowned writer Dr. Camillia Paglia and director Walter Dallas to apply to the Yale School of Drama ; she was accepted. She received her Master's degree from Yale University, and upon graduating, moved to New York and became a regular in its legendary theatre scene. She worked at theatres such as The Roundabout Theatre with Bill Irwin, originating the role of Celestina in “Cloud Tectonics” at Playwright’s Horizon and became a member of the Blue Light Theatre Co., where she worked with talents such as Francis McDormand and Billy Crudup. Additionally, she worked the regional circuit in such reputable theatres as La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory , Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, among others.

In 2007, she completed her studies in producing at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television .

She is the annual guest instructor at the Scuola di Teatro in Bologna, Italy.

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 Camillia Sanes's Career

Camillia relocated to Los Angeles and landed the recurring role of Aurora Aceveda in the FX drama The Shield . Other television roles include Saving Grace , Law & Order , and Cold Case .

She has been directed by industry icons, such as Steven Spielberg and Gary Ross, in the award-winning blockbusters,War of the WorldsandSeabiscuit. She has shared the screen with Tom Cruise, Toby Maguire, Holly Hunter, and other major stars.

Camillia’s short film, The Winged Man (2008), was featured in the 2008 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner and recently became an official selection of the 2008 Rhode Island International Film Festival.

She is currently producing Celestina, a film written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter José Rivera , with executive producer Walter Salles and producer Julio Caro.

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 Camillia Sanes's Filmography

Films (Producer)

Films (Actor)

  • Low (1995) - Brenda White
  • From a High Place (1998) - Victoria
  • Building Bombs (2000) - Isobel
  • Book of Kings (short) (2002) - Carol
  • Seabiscuit(2003) - Molina Rojo Woman
  • The Silent Cross (2003) - Carmen
  • Lookin' for Some Posse (short) (2005) - Girl on Horse
  • War of the Worlds(2005) - News Producer

Television (Actor)

  • Guiding Light(1 episode, Episode #1.12774, 1997) - Olivia
  • Law & Order(1 episode, "Burned", 1997) - Ellen Rattinger
  • The Agency(1 episode, "Soft Kills", 2003) - Adalia Montes
  • The Shield(14 episodes, 2002–2005) - Aurora Aceveda
  • Cold Case(2 episodes, "Static" and "War at Home", 2006) - Alegria
  • Saving Grace(1 episode, "Is There a Scarlet Letter on My Breast?", 2007) - Marrisa

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