Alyssa Limperis: Actress, Writer & Comedian

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Bio:

Alyssa Limperis is an actress, writer and comedian in NYC. She is one of two head comedy writers and comedic actresses for Condé Nast's, Iris. She was recently selected as a featured creator for the Women in Comedy Program at YouTube. She has performed stand-up and improv both in NYC and on the road including in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, the Del Close Marathon, Second Best Comedy Fest, Cinderblock Festival, Austin Sketch Fest, New York Comedy Club and the Providence Fringe Festival. She is a voiceover and commercial actress with Paradigm Talent Agency. She has been featured on Last Week Tonight, MTV, NY Post, Elite Daily, Lifetime, Glamour, Vice and Paste Magazine. She is originally from Seekonk, MA and also has no idea where that is.

What do I do best?

Cry at the sight of a baby.

What makes me the best version of myself?

A busy day, being with my people and 7 gallons of coffee.

What are my aspirations?

I love what I do. I act or write or do comedy every day. My friends are so wildly funny and creative and I feel endlessly lucky to have found a thing that makes me genuinely happy and at home and at peace. My aspiration is to get to do it for a very long time (eg. get paid for it :) :)

My Biggest Success?

I gave my graduation speech in college. I had a rough time emotionally in undergrad and my parents were incredibly supportive and helped me never feel alone. Before my graduation, I didn’t tell them I was giving the speech. Seeing their faces remains the proudest I’ve been.

My Most Challenging Moment?

Hearing the alarm.

My Motto?

No bad days. My dad was very sick with brain cancer and would say this every day, no matter how bad it was or how much pain he was in. Whether the sun was shining or rain was falling, you could find him on the porch soaking it in. He is my hero and taught me how to live a beautiful, full life even in the face of darkness. He passed and I try to live by it every day.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

My family followed closely by Michael Scott.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

In order of preference: Sweetgreen, Lake Winnipesaukee, Zumba class.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

I truly LOOK FORWARD to doing a crossword at the end of every day. I am 85.

My Current Passions?

Acting, making low budget videos on my phone and arugula. I feel we’ve all been sleeping on arugula. It’s her time.

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