Robbie Shapiro was born and raised in the New York metropolitan area and received her degree in Fine Arts from New York University’s renowned TISCH School of the Arts. Robbie then plunged into the Manhattan acting scene, starring in independent features and short films and appearing onstage in more than 10 Off-Broadway productions, ranging from Shakespeare to Christopher Durang to Tennessee Williams. Since moving to Los Angeles, Robbie has appeared in television shows, independent features, short films, commercials and stage productions, and studied improv with the world-famous comedy troupe, “The Groundlings.” Two of Robbie’s recent film projects include starring roles in both the short film thriller, Cut, which screened at IFP’s “Cinema Lounge” in Los Angeles, and the feature-length comedy, The Perfect Party, which has been showing at film festivals that include the Rhode Island Film Festival and the New York International Film and Video Festival. Robbie’s recent stage credits include an appearance in a touring theater company’s production of Heaven’s North of Here, an intense drama that visited schools, foster homes and probation camps to teach troubled youth about suicide and communication. Robbie recently originated two roles in world premiere stage productions in Los Angeles: “Artistic Director #2” in The Theater, a comedic one-act play, and, “Elaphion,” a slave girl in Ancient Voices, a dramatic look at the Trojan War through the eyes of women. Robbie has also appeared in several national commercial spots, including a Pier One television campaign starring Kirstie Alley and an SBC television spot promoting new voice mail and email technology.