Shanti Ashanti

as Marissa in the movie R.W.D: Red, White and Detroit

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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.


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There is the list of movies, where Shanti Ashanti was taked part:
1 R.W.D: Red, White and Detroit movie R.W.D: Red, White and Detroit 2013 as Marissa
2 Emphatique movie Emphatique 2012 as Rachel
3 Gun Hill movie Gun Hill 2011 as Semi Faraj
4 Sweet 13 movie Sweet 13 2014 as The Babe
5 Sweet and Sour Chicken movie Sweet and Sour Chicken 2015 as Amelia
6 Eifo Ata Hai? movie Eifo Ata Hai? 2015 as Estie Bayuv (2015)
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