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Dahlia Salem

Born in Westchester, New York, Dahlia Salem always knew she wanted to be an actress. At the age of six, she was already impersonating family and friends at gatherings. After enrolling in Boston University, Salem began exploring her interest in acting by performing in several college productions including Othello and Biloxi Blues, and even earned a nomination for The Irene Ryan Award for her portrayal of Helena in R.U.R.

After earning her bachelor's degree, Salem was accepted to the prestigious Circle in the Square Theater Conservatory program in New York City, where she studied for two years. Among her noteworthy stage performances are a staged reading of the classic Strindberg play The Father opposite Al Pacino, and her Broadway debut as the understudy for the role of Rosa in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' classic The Rose Tattoo, opposite Mercedes Ruehl and Anthony LaPaglia.

Upon completing the Conservatory program, Salem signed on with an agent and landed the role of the sassy and passionate Sofia Carlino on the NBC daytime drama Another World. After three years as Sofia, Salem decided to pursue a career in primetime television and film, and before long, she made guest star appearances on NBC's Third Watch and CBS' Now and Again. Her other television credits include the WB pilot Sullivan Street, Fox Family Channel's The Fearing Mind, the upcoming Disney film Newport South (executive produced by John Hughes), and the upcoming ABC pilot The Court, starring Sally Field.

Not long after wrapping production on Return to Cabin by the Lake, Salem landed a guest starring role in Dope, a new pilot for the FX network featuring Jason Priestley.

Salem resides in Los Angeles, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Dahlia Salem Facts

BirthdayNovember 21, 1971 (52)
BirthplaceWestchester, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Sleeping Dogs Lie
Love Finds a Home
The Nines
One Of Our Own
Return to Cabin by the Lake
Her Sister's Keeper
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