THE OLD DAYS
A true action movie fan, Rayanna became obsessed with '80s & '90s action movies at the tender age of 7 thanks to her Papa, and spent her youth watching the likes of Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson, and Arnie save the day! But it was the T2 badass legendary 'Sarah Connor' who really inspired her to have a voice, and acting became Rayanna's healthy obsession! Growing up in a small west-country town in Wiltshire provided plenty of snoozy days which fuelled Rayanna's curiosity for people and play. 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 focusing on film and turning her hand to writing.
Rayanna is a West-country bird at heart and all about the drama! When she isn't prepping to play a new role, she 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!
Outside of training and school, Rayanna's first professional audition came at 17 for ITV's Soapstars.
Since then she has appeared on UK and U.S TV screens, the London stage, and multiple award winning short & indie films. She often gets cast as American, due to self-teaching herself the accent from a young age watching countless cheesy action and coming of age films. Although based in London, she is currently working on projects in Singapore (her Singlish is coming along nicely)!
RECENT SCREEN CREDITS
REPUBLIC OF FOOD: Released nationwide across Singapore cinemas Aug 2018, directed by Kelvin Tong
SOLDIER WITH NO NAME: Selected for Monaco Intl Film Festival Dec 2018
BETWEEN THE DIVIDE: Winner LA Film Awards 2018
PIZZA HUT FOODIE COMMERCIAL: Appeared online globally Summer 2018
ORCHID: Winner Berlin Flash Film Festival 2017
OUR LITTLE HAVEN: Winner London Film Awards 2017
LOCALS: In Development, Rayanna's first written feature intended for production 2019
RECENT THEATRE CREDITS
DISPLACED PERSON'S WELCOME DINNER: Rayanna was recently cast a lead role with critically acclaimed Checkpoint Theatre, in their upcoming 2019 season in Singapore
PRIDE (OF THE FELINE VARIETY) & PREJUDICE: A sell out at HCAC Singapore, directed by Rayanna
#TTSOML: A sell-out interactive & site specific performance, HCAC Singapore