Lolia is a classically trained actress who completed her Masters in Acting at the Guildford School of Acting (GSA) in England, as well as Acting, Screen Acting and Reading for Performance courses with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). She has played a variety of roles both on stage and on screen, from Titania in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream and civil rights leader Diane Nash in the 1960s-set reenactment of The Birmingham Children’s March, to her current work as Simone in the new LA-based TV series, Autographs.
A Cambridge University graduate (Theology and Religious Studies BA Hons), Lolia also completed a Law Degree at BPP Law School in London, before deciding to ditch the Corporate Law life and pursue her passion for performance! This passion is not just limited to acting; Lolia also enjoys playing tennis, basketball and running. She is a skilled dancer (Hip-Hop, Freestyle, African and Contemporary) and choreographer, and performed in a number of dance shows before producing, choreographing and performing in the biggest sell-out dance show in Cambridge: Enigma.
Proud of her diverse background as a Nigerian and American citizen, Lolia was born in New York, lived and was educated in the USA, Nigeria, Kenya and England. Her strong roots, diverse background and exposure to so many different cultures, have made her a well-rounded and dynamic individual, able to add a unique depth and character to all her roles.
Lolia is dedicated to charity work, mentorship and raising awareness about important social issues, through her art and in her personal life. Herself and the rest of the cast of the UK production of For Colored Girls, helped to raise awareness for social issues women face and all proceeds from the production were given to the Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre. She also volunteers and has led a number of charity campaigns for causes including, cancer research, mental health awareness, poverty and orphanages. She aims to continue to do more meaningful work as her career progresses.