Shanti Ashanti was named after with her family's Non-profitOrganization, a shelter for homeless and abused youth, Beit Hashanti,based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Raised with 40 different sisters andbrothers at any given time, she was exposed to many unusual cases ofkids in need of a loving home. In her late teens and early twenties,she worked as a guide in the home, helping many of her peers in theirpersonal process to accept and leave the past behind them, whilebecoming strong individuals in society. The experience motivates andinspires her work today.
Trained in Ballet and Modern dance from a young age, Shanti found herniche in performing and entertaining. As a teen, she was accepted intoIsrael's well-known High School for the Arts, Ironi Alef. Shespecialized in dancing and acting, while a member in Beit Tami'stheater group, performing original pieces and classics like House ofBernarda Alba on stage of the most reputable Israeli cultural center,Suzzane Dellal. Shanti obtained her B. A.
in dance and theater inTel-Aviv studying at the prestigious Seminar-Hakibbutzim College,during which she appeared in numerous theatrical productions throughoutIsrael. In 2009, Shanti moved to New York City to pursue her acting career whilestudying with Lee Strasberg alum, John Anthony, at his "Second Studio. "In 2014, Shanti continued her journey in Los Angeles. There, shestudied with Stella Adler alum and respected acting coach, MarjorieBallentine. Now living between Israel and Los Angeles, she maintains aninternational career.
Recently, Shanti starred in "Where Do You Love?" an Israeli comic drama. She co-starred in "Sweet 13", a short romantic fantasy, which will tourmajor international festivals. The TV film "Gun Hill," in which she hada lead role opposite Larenz Tate, is now available on Netflix. "GunHill" secured three spots on the NAACP Image Awards 2015. It alsoscreened at the 2013 BET Awards in Los Angeles and the 2013 UrbanworldFilm Festival in New York City.
|1||R.W.D: Red, White and Detroit||2013||as Marissa|
|3||Gun Hill||2011||as Semi Faraj|
|4||Sweet 13||2014||as The Babe|
|5||Sweet and Sour Chicken||2015||as Amelia|
|6||Eifo Ata Hai?||2015||as Estie Bayuv (2015)|