It's no secret among friends that Rayanna's obsession with '80 & '90s action movies derived from her love of T2, and the legendary badass that is Sarah Connor! Rayanna spent her youth watching the likes of Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson, and Arnie save the day! But it was the inspiring performance by Linda Hamilton who changed the game and encouraged Rayanna to become an actor.
Rayanna grew up in Wiltshire, South West England, and displayed a curiosity in people and play from a young age. From stage school to college, university to the professional world of acting, she remains based in London and works on both stage and screen, most recently turning her hand to writing.
Rayanna's first professional audition came at 17 for ITV's Emmerdale. She has since appeared on screen in the UK, U.S and Asia. She has taken the stage in London and Singapore, and worked on multiple award winning short & indie films. She often gets cast as American, due to self-teaching herself the accent from a young age whilst binge watching Beverly Hills 90210!
When Rayanna isn't chasing after her toddler, she's reading plays, writing, in scene class and practicing the art of self-tape! She also enjoys chuckling away at stand-up comedy, battling the mud at Glastonbury, and attempting to cook Lebanese food accompanied by a tasty glass of red!
Rayanna has now been cast in Florian Zeller's THE FATHER being staged in 2021, and is developing her short-film BUMPS.