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Celia Schaefer’s television work includes a recurring role on Hulu’s ‘The Path,’ CBS Daytime’s ‘As the World Turns’ and NBC’s ‘Conviction’ opposite Eric Balfour (now available on Hulu).

Film appearances include a leading role in Robert McCaskill’s ‘Heterosexuals’ (trailer on YouTube) and Chloe Lenihan’s ‘Red Dot,’ and featured roles in McCaskill’s ‘Detours’ (now available on Amazon Prime), Margo Petelier’s ‘Thirsty,’ Justin Lerner’s award-winning ‘The Replacement Child’ (full short film on Vimeo) David Scott Faris’ ‘Setting Pace,’ and Tony Kaye’s ‘Detachment’ (starring Adrien Brody, trailer at

Celia is a veteran of the New York stage, having performed with Ensemble Studio Theatre, LAByrinth, Soho Think Tank and Chicago City Limits Improv.

More recent stage projects in New York include Kari Floren’s ‘Voices of Swords’ and Go Show Entertainment’s ‘Chekhovek,’ an adaptation of Chekhov short stories, in which The New York Times singled her out as as ‘a very fine Celia Schaefer’ in a cast that they called ‘nimble, deftly portraying the numerous characters.’

In regional work, Celia has appeared with Fusion Theatre Company (NM) in ‘Disgraced,’ ‘Old Times,’ and ‘The Other Place,’ with the Living Room Theatre (VT) in ‘Exit the King’ and with Stageworks/Hudson in their world premiere of ‘Tomorrow in the Battle’ by Kieron Barry, a production that hit many ‘best of 2012’ lists in the Hudson Valley & Berkshires region.

Celia hails from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is an alumna of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.