Liana was born in Queens, New York, and raised between its bustling Guyanese community and the quiet, southern town of Macon, Georgia. Finding it taxing to walk the line between these identities—Northern and Southern, Guyanese and American—as a child Liana turned inward to find relief and companionship in drawing, reading, and her favourite television shows. During the rise of the internet era, and growing up with a father who was a computer programmer and engineer, she quickly taught herself fluency in HTML and CSS, going on to design and build her first website, a showcase for her creative works. From that point onward, she would reside in both the tech and art worlds.

Liana has overcome longterm chronic illness and pain, overseas living, and has gone on to become one of the few black women permit set electrics and lighting techs in the NY film & television industry. These challenges and more have given her a scrappy, DIY philosophy to life and a sober, realist approach toward her goals that continues to serve her well.

Liana is a 2007 Schomburg Institute Fellow, and graduated from NYU with a BFA in Film and Television and a double major in anthropology. She is greatly in-love with ancient historical studies, and is honored to be recognized as a lab assistant on NYU Department of Archaeology, Center for the Study of Human Origins' 'Old Fort' Archaeological Collections Project. She is inspired by those timeless artists and companies who tend to magnify the beauty in the mundane or imperfect, the goodness in oddness, and the deceptions of the seemingly beautiful.

Liana currently resides in NYC where she works as an actress, set electric, gaffer, and photographer. In her free time, She enjoys weight training, video games, wandering the halls of the MET Museum, and reading and writing spec fiction.

What She Does

Liana has worked shooting, rigging, and supplying for electrics and lighting on a myriad of projects ranging from small indies to some of your favourite network and cable shows! Her technical knowledge of most set lighting fixtures (tungsten, fluorescent, HMI, LED, shapers) and their uses is extensive. She's always open for consultation or collabs on your creative ideas.

Liana enjoy's street, travel, and lifestyle photography, but is always on the lookout for collabs or to shoot eye-catching, head-turning headshots or fashion editorials for you!

Liana brings a sense of passion, heart, and understanding to each of her characters. Recently, she has been cast as lead in the film 'Cupid,' by director Luke Bennet. Her past works consist of a myriad of films including a supporting role in "The Island," directed by Aimee Schaefer and produced by Spike Lee. Liana is currently studying with the renowned instructor, Anthony Abeson.