Meet Eliana! Originally from Chicago, she has moved 6 times in her life and now calls NYC home! Definitely a Midwestern at heart! Outside of the Lane, Eliana is an actor pursuing a career in TV & Film. She is currently taking acting classes, auditioning like crazy, and writing her own film about the cycles of abuse. Eliana has a massive passion for rock climbing too! When she isn’t working on the Lane, you can almost always find her climbing at the gym and challenging herself to not live in fear. We LOVE having this strong and fearless Laner on our team!
Why do you LOVE working on the Lane?
I LOVE so many things!! One of the best parts for me though is the people. There are so many wonderful employees that work for Mustard. It is so much fun walking into an event and recognizing smiling faces that I’ve worked with before that have now become a part of my life! I love catching up with them, sharing tips and tricks for living in New York as an actor, and making events so much fun just because of their presence!
If you could be any kind of pie, what would you be?
An open faced blueberry pie!! I know how to make a super yummy blueberry pie and think the sweetness of the blueberries and the openness of the pie represents a lot of who I am. Sweet & always wanting to have a deep, open conversation about life!
What is your dream vacation?
My dream vacation is to hike the Appalachian Trail and hopefully it will become a reality! Tons of nature, tons of climbing, and lots of beauty! I’ll keep ya updated on that one ; )
How would your best friend describe you?
“Many talk about how the one true way to be the change they wish to see in the world is to show up. That is Eliana’s defining characteristic. I’ve seen her conduct a concert of children, kindly commanding their attention with her own enthusiasm; and I’ve seen her at funerals, knowing exactly how to interact and touch people she’s never even met on the hardest of days. To have met her is a mark on your life. There is no job she can not do, and no moment she can not handle. She’s among the strongest of the human race—and that shines when she shows up.” -my best friend
What would we find in your fridge right now?
Tons of fruits & veggies because I subscribe to an ugly produce service to save the environment and reduce waste!
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
I actually really hope to play myself in a movie about my life because I’m currently working on writing one! But if I had to pick someone DEFINITELY Emma Watson. She’s a legend that plays characters with such dynamics.
What is your favorite 90’s jam?
I’m actually a big fan of even older music! I’ve been in a big Joni Mitchell mood recently and have been playing “A Case of You” on repeat!
What is your cheat day meal?
I don’t believe in cheat meals. I think you should eat whatever makes your heart happy!! Don’t let society make you think you need to ‘cheat’ to eat a meal that you like. Everything is okay in moderation! Your happiness should come first!
What is the wallpaper on your phone right now?
My smiley boyfriend when he finished writing a short film script in the New York Public Library by Bryant Park! It’s about failed protectors in the era of climate change and it’s some of the best writing I’ve ever read. (And I’m going to be lucky enough to act in it!)
What would be your superpower and why?
Teleportation! When I was little my parents lived in different states and it was really hard flying back and forth every month. I always wished, and still do, that I could just snap my fingers and be in the place that I wished!
To learn more about Emily feel free to check out her Instagram @elianaroseen!