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Lydia Caradine is a writer, actress and artist, but in her mind she’s also a grown-up Anne of Green Gables… with slightly less anxiety. Lydia is originally from the Midwest, but moved around the country consistently throughout her childhood. Because she often had to start at new schools and was homeschooled for several years, like Anne, she often found solace in books. (You will not meet anyone with fonder feelings about afternoons spent reading in window seats.) Lydia’s love of reading eventually lead to a desire to create her own stories. 

Lydia moved to Los Angeles shortly after college and worked in feature development, distribution, event planning and celebrity journalism. On the road to becoming a staff writer for a half-hour streaming comedy, she performed with Monkey Butler Improv, the Loft Ensemble Theatre, and came as close as she could to living out her dream of “going to the Fame school” when she studied acting at Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre. 

Like writing, ballet has played an important role in Lydia’s life, and in very L.A. fashion, lead to her becoming an aerial Lyra and pole instructor. The lives and struggles of performers are motifs that often surface in Lydia’s work. She’s also deeply committed to writing about women and people of color thriving in atypical spaces. Lydia writes TV and features in the dramedy/comedy space, as well as historical dramas- one of which was a quarterfinalist in the 2021 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Competition, secured her place in the 2021 Blacklist/WIF Episodic Lab, and was a finalist in the 2022 ATX Festival Pitch Competition.

When Lydia isn’t writing or trying to find her light in front of a camera, she’s often painting, crocheting, watching reruns of Gilmore Girls or Girlfriends, drinking ceremonial matcha, or being the obnoxious vegan who requests all of the substitutions at brunch.  

Lydia is currently developing original material, and writing for a serialized audio app. She’s repped by Shakira Hedgpeth at Kaplan Stahler Agency. 

headshots by


Kimberlee Peterson,

LOTTA Photography



Brandon Sosa

Headshots by Sosa

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