Dylan Diehl was raised in Pasadena, California, making her one of perhaps three Los Angeles natives residing and working in the city. Growing up, she enjoyed one of the best high school theatre programs in California at Westridge School for Girls, where she appeared (many times as a man!) in numerous productions. She also attended Northwestern University’s rigorous National High School Institute for Theatre Arts (the “Cherubs” program). As a teenager, she was further blessed to study with respected director and teacher Mary Lou Belli, and even appears in Belli’s book, Acting for Young Actors: The Ultimate Teen Guide.
A graduate of Columbia University in New York City, Dylan is immensely proud to have studied with brilliant professors such as Shakespeare authority James Shapiro and prominent American history scholar Alan Brinkley. Her New York employment history includes the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Italian Academy.
Outside academia, Dylan trained at top New York theatre conservatories, the Neighborhood Playhouse and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Life serendipitously lead Dylan to Rome, Italy, where she lived and thrived on art, wine, and gelato. Fluent in Italian and Spanish (and passable in French), she traveled extensively throughout Europe, constantly attempting to avoid a typical tourist experience. Highlights of these travels include free falling in a Fiat Punto down the hills of Monaco and rushing through saint’s day firecrackers in Barcelona.
No longer a world wanderer for now, Dylan resides in Los Angeles and New York. She proudly continues her training with Larry Moss, Patsy Rodenburg, and Amy Lyndon. Her numerous interests and proficiencies include kickboxing, soccer, dance, and writing.
Photographer: David Heisler