Paul Stroili’s Television credits include Chicago P.D., and Undercover Bridesmaid along with Malcolm in the Middle, Brother’s Keeper, Getting Personal, Chance of a Lifetime, Help Me and The Untouchables, as well as the films Gratitude, Introducing Dave Cook, Cold Justice, The Wrong Profile and The Real Whatever. Paul recently wrote the screenplay and portrayed the role of Dr. Richard Mazza in THE BEATING, a short film by Cyrus Mirakhor which received its premiere at the Sedona International Film Festival and has also been featured at the San Jose International Short Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, Bel Air Film Festival and The College Town Film Festival with screenings at Penn State, Ohio University and Columbia College, Chicago.  Paul was nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Solo Performance and an LA Weekly Award for Paul Stroili’s Straight Up with a Twist, which enjoyed over 1400 performances nationwide, including a twice extended Off Broadway run.  He is an Artist-in-Residence at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan – founded by Jeff Daniels. A native of Connecticut, Paul attended the State University of New York at New Paltz, then headed westward; first to Chicago then on to Los Angeles. He has appeared in over 80 plays, and is currently directing the 2016 Chicago production of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding. He directed Of Grapes and Nuts, for Seaglass Theatre for which he received a Garland Award nomination, and his performance as “Hal” in their production of Kvetch, received a Broadway World nomination for best actor.  His other stage credits include God of Carnage, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear, Ghosts, Wonder of the World, Confessions of a Catholic Child, A Flea in her Ear, the ACE Award-winning literary parodies A Christmas Twist and Of Grapes and Nuts, as well as Under Milkwood, Oedipus; A Requiem, and the original Chicago production of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding. Other writing credits include the plays Cheese Louise, My Dinner with Arlecchino and The Day the Arts Stood Still. He has written for Los Angeles Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, NY Blade Magazine and the LA Stage Alliance.  Paul has been featured in dozens of commercials both domestically and internationally and past spots have received three CLIO awards, two ADDY awards, and were featured on the BBC’s World’s Greatest Commercials. He lives in Chicago, LA and New York – depending on his pizza preferences.

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