Daniela Sea is an actor, artist, and filmmaker working in the mediums of film, performance and music. Her years of wandering, traveling and living in villages and cities in Western and Eastern Europe and Asia have cultivated a way of life and a unique relationship to the world. Daniela left home at age sixteen. She was seeking not only different ways that other people live, but also different ways she could live in the world, even living as a man in India for six months.
Upon her return, Daniela has straddled the line of fine art, independent music, and acting, bringing her eccentric life experiences to the screen. She played the groundbreaking role of “Max” in seasons 3, 4, 5, and 6 of “The L Word” (Showtime). She can also be seen in John Cameron Mitchell’s (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) feature film, “Shortbus”, as well as Jamie Babbit’s (“But I’m a Cheerleader”) “Itty Bitty Titty Committee”, Amie Siegel’s “Black Moon”, and Erika Vogt’s “Geometric Persecution”.
Her directorial debut is the experimental film she co-directed, “Stick, Stick, Stuck”, with Dawn Kasper and Eden Batki. She has both a feature film and a documentary in development.
Her musical collaboration with Will Schwartz (“Imperial Teen”, “Hey Willpower”) plays in galleries, theaters, and museums in the Los Angeles area.
She has created and performs the piece “beach, a.k.a. untitled”, in which she explores the movement of migration and gender through sound, film, and live performance.