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Carla Briscoe is an actress, improvisor, writer and comedian. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, while there she trained with the Atlantic Theater Company and Stonestreet Studios and, after graduating, studied all levels of long-form improv and sketch at The Upright Citizens Brigade.


After completing her studies at The UCB, she did a weekly two-year run with the long-form improv team Livestock at the P.I.T. in NYC. She later became an original and recurring cast member in Gravid Water, created and directed by Livestock teammateStephen Ruddy––and was privileged to work opposite extraordinary talents like Scott Adsit, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Gausas, Becky Drysdale, Michael Shannon and David Cross during Gravid's more than 15-year long run in NYC.

Over the years she's performed in readings, workshops, and productions with: Ars Nova, The Barrow Group, Cherry Lane Theatre, HB Playwrights, IRT, the Kennedy Center, LAByrinth Theater Company, New Ambassadors Theatre Company,  New Dramatists, New Georges, the NY International Fringe Festival, the People's Improv Theater, The Sundance Institute, and others. She was also a regular performer with NYC's Upstart Creatures (co-Artistic Directors Michael Barakiva & Suzie Agins)  from 2015-2021 and co-founded NYC's New Ambassadors Theatre Company with David Adam Gill and Jeff Checkley in 2017.  Film & TV credits: Blue Caprice; A Little Help; Breaking the News; the UCB Originals , episode "Montang & Meaney" and, most recently, the award-winning short  film No Peanuts for Brooks McGill, directed by Gerard Zarra.  

Her portrayal of Selina in Tom Ott's Wine and Spirits earned her a New York Innovative Theater Awards nomination for "Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role," and she was listed in the "Best Actress in a Play" category by DC Metro Theater Arts for her portrayal of Primavera in Helen Pafumi's play Abominable.

She began performing standup in 2016, appearing at Caroline's on Broadway, The Stand,  Dangerfield's, Eastville, and other New York-based venues before winning a residency at the Broadway Comedy Club (BCC) the same year. She later was invited to perform in the 2017 & 2018 Women in Comedy Festival,  sponsored by HBO, as well as the Boston Comedy Arts Festival.

Writing credits include, The Lie Down, which was a semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award in Playwriting and was later adapted into a screenplay; the TV pilot for Suzanne Smith's critically acclaimed web series Saige Winters, My Psychic Life, previously in development negotiations with Avalon Entertainment; writer and script consultant on the web series  "Off the G," written with Nedra Gallegos and later acquired by On!.


She's penned numerous comedic sketches and shorts over the years and is presently writing a scripted series, "One Night Only."

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