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A brief history about Amrita.

SAG-AFTRA. STAGE-DIVA.

Amrita Dhaliwal is an actor and performer in Los Angeles.  Her work has spanned multiple stages: from theatre to film to clown. 

she was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago by wonderfully traditional parents, who immigrated from Punjab, India. Her family spent formative years in Dallas, Texas, where Amrita fell in love with big hair. Of course Mom & Dad tried to instill strong academic values, so she got a proper education. She knows a LOT about finance. And advertising. And a minor in Spanish.

right now... Amrita can be seen performing regularly with The Murge, a creation of John Gilkey, as well as many additional variety and improv shows in Los Angeles. She also co-produces, writes and hosts the hit la show, Indian wedding. Additionally, she has a long history of running, hosting and producing shows, including Clowns Idiots Characters at Nerdist, and a circus variety show at The Pack Theater, called Ringmistress.

In Chicago, she helped found Dal Vivo Theater Company, taught at Black Box Acting and worked extensively in the physical theater community.

She is graduate of The School for Theatre Creators, a Lecoq based physical theater program, and of Steppenwolf West. She has also trained largely with Paola Coletto in physical theater and clown,  Black Box, Steppenwolf, Second City Chicago, iO Chicago, Annoyance, Groundlings, NERDIST and Philippe Gaulier in clown.

A few of her favorite stage highlights include the production of Sonnets for an Old Century by Jose Rivera at Steppenwolf Garage, Stir-Friday Night!'s 15th Anniversary show, and performing at the Library of Congress in D.C. for an exploration of Indian Punjabi culture and heritage.

Amrita is most grateful to her Dhaliwal clan of siblings, Tom, Janice, Mina, Jim, Neelam, Mark, Meg, Isha and to her parents, Tehsel Singh Dhaliwal, P.E., and Balbir Kaur Dhaliwal, P.h.D., for their immense sacrifices and unwavering support from the beginning of their journey in coming to this country to the daily conversations.

More info? Check out Amrita's resume.