Ariel Kavoussi is an award-winning artist, writer, producer, filmmaker, actress, and curator of film & video works based in New York City. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art's Documentary Fortnight, Dia: Chelsea, Louis B. James, Anthology Film Archives, the Williams College Museum of Art, Woodstock Film Festival, Loft Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Lighthouse International Film Festival, and elsewhere.
Ariel had the starring, titular role in the comedic punk odyssey, THE DEFLOWERING OF ARIELLA VON, a feature film by Marianna Ellenberg and David Louis Zuckerman. New York Times' film critic Miriam Bale premiered the film at The 2015 La Di Da Film Festival and indie ingenuous, Kentucker Audley featured it on Nobudge.com, a page that No FilmSchool has referred to the "premiere website for true independent films." THE DEFLOWERING OF ARIELLA VON also had a full page spread in the September 2014 issue of "Cahiers Du Cinema" Magazine, France's largest and most prestigious film publication.
Following that, Ariel acted opposite Anne Heche, Sandra Oh, & Dylan Baker in Onur Tukel's dark comedic feature CATFIGHT (Toronto International Film Festival). Numerous critics have lauded her performance; Vanity Fair singled Ariel Kavoussi out as "Hilarious Newcomer" for her work, as did Variety.
Her most recent film, THE POET AND THE PROFESSOR is a dark comedy which stars herself opposite indie stalwart Kevin Corrigan (WALKING AND TALKING, THE GET DOWN) and Bob Byington (THE COLOR WHEEL). It premiered at the 2017 Maryland Film Festival and was selected as one of the few short films to be included in the new Parkway Theater’s regular programming under “Dark Comedy Shorts.”
Kavoussi can next be seen opposite Emma Stone in Cary Fukunaga’s original series for Netflix called “Maniac.”
She graduated from Williams College in 2012.