Palmyra is an actor, writer and voice-over artist based in Brooklyn, New York.

She was born and raised on the piping hot Gulf island of Bahrain where she attended a British international school. Raised by a Syrian mother and a German father, Palmyra was exposed to a variety of cultures and their respective influences. She later moved to New York City where she studied acting at the Stella Adler Studios three-year conservatory program. Upon graduating, Palmyra immediately went on a 4-month tour of the US performing Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing and Agatha Christies Murder On The Nile with Aquila Theatre in over 30 states nationwide. 

Having been featured in commercials for Barnes & Noble, Ellia Essential Oils, Chelsea Dental Spa and Annie Selke, Palmyra has also lent her voice to the Johnnie Walker brand and political projects through Vanity Fair Hive. In 2017, Palmyra produced, wrote and starred in Strings, a one-act at the Access Theatre in New York City. Broadway World aptly described the show as "a wonderful story which so simply makes parallels between how our mothers strive to teach what is 'right,' and how such teachings are combated against both changing times and unexpected (and at times off-beat or misconstrued) circumstances".

 

Most recently, Palmyra proudly performed alongside the countries veterans with Aquila Theatres Warrior Chorus in Emily Wilsons' Translation of The Odyssey at BAM Fishers. Catch Palmyra's upcoming performances on screen in Kenrick Prince's (HBO's Gema) upcoming thriller-short Cold Read and Grey Machine Film's drama-short The Time In Between The Seconds (nominated for Best Featured Actor at Two Roads International Film Festival). Palmyra is also thrilled to be a part of Hidden Well Theatre's NYC stage debut of The Resolute by Gabrielle Sinclair at Paradise Factory Theatre and as Viola in Katonah Classic Stage's production of Twelfth Night (both currently on hiatus due to COVID-19). 

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