Alysia just won a SAG award, and finished her third season in her work as the tough as nails assistant warden “Fig” on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, as well as an arc on Shonda Rhimes’ break out hit HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. She also just shot a series regular role in the pilot DOWN DOG for AMAZON. EQUITY is the 5th independent film she acted in this year, and recently in theaters are 5 FLIGHTS UP with Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton, and FORT TILDEN (SXSW winner). Reiner, one of the SAG Award-winning ensemble of SIDEWAYS can also be seen in THAT AWKWARD MOMENT with Zac Efron, had 2 award winning films (both directed by women!) at the 2014 South by Southwest festival.
Alysia Reiner conceived of, Executive Produced, and starred in SPEED GRIEVING, which had its world premiere at The Hamptons International Film Festival, has screened and won awards at over a dozen more film festivals all over the country, and is now used as a grief counseling tool in every Cancer Support Community center in the country. Alysia was an Associate Producer on BACKWARDS.
Alysia loves working as a change maker for women, and was just awarded the Sarah Powell Huntington Leadership Award by the Women’s Prison Association, was recognized as an INTELLIGENT OPTIMIST in Ode Magazine and profiled by New York Women in Film and Television as a woman to watch.