SHPEND XANI - AEA

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FILM

Growing Up Fat & Albanian (short)

Lead

Dir. D.Ismailaj/E.Zagreda

Right To Love (feature)

Lead

Dir. Paul Kurti

Frostbite (feature)

Principal

Dir. Bridget Machete

Love and The Small Print (short)

Lead

Dir. Adam Lawrence

If The Trees Could Talk (short)

Supporting

Dir. Michael Weinstein

Partisan (short)

Supporting

Dir. Jake Holm

Let Our Fame Be Unheard (short)

Lead

Dir. Farouk Chakwa

Lena and Me (short)

Lead

Dir. Blerta Basholli

Three Minutes of Solitude (short)

Lead

Dir. Visar Krusha

A Regular Day of Failure (student)

Lead

New York Film Academy

Heavy Rain (student)

Lead

New York Film Academy

Echo 49 (web series)

Principal

Companion Pictures

Echo's Wayward (web series)

Principal

Companion Pictures

THEATER

Antony and Cleopatra

Lepidus

Penn Shakespeare/ E.Holdridge

King John

Austria/Salisbury

Folger Theatre/ A.Posner

The Vagrant Trilogy

Theo/Jawad/Jul

Mosaic Theater/ M.Wing-Davey

The Crucible

Judge Hathorne

Olney Theatre/ E.Holdridge

The Interstellar Ghost Hour

Hammurabi

Longacre Lea/ K. Akerley

Love and Information

Various

Forum Theatre/ M.Dove

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Bottom

Shakespeare Theatre Co-ACA/DC

Coriolanus

Aufidius

Shakespeare Theatre Co-ACA/DC

Rest Upon The Wind

Salim

NYU Skirball Center, NYC

The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year

He

Aching Dogs Theatre Co, NYC

Pocono Christmas

Stacey

Aching Dogs Theater Co, NYC

Pawnshop Accordions

Egg

Howling Moon Cab Company, NYC

Guys and Dolls

Big Jule

Kirkland Fine Arts Center, IL

Marat/Sade

Monsieur Coulmier

Albert Taylor Theatre, IL

The Living

Lord Brounker

Albert Taylor Theatre, IL

Pavilion D

Multiple Characters

Dodona Theatre, Kosovo

TELEVISION

The Blacklist

Co-Star

NBC/ d. Bill Roe

Scorned: Love Kills, S1.E17

Lead

Discovery Channel/Optomen Prod

VOICEOVER

Grand Theft Auto IV

Multiple Roles

Rockstar North Ltd.

TRAINING

M.F.A. Classical Acting

Academy for Classical Acting/Shakespeare

Washington, DC

B.F.A. Acting

Millikin University

Decatur, Illinois

B.F.A. Acting

University of Prishtina

Prishtina, Kosovo

Acting Classes (1 Year)

Wynn Handman, Wynn Handman Studio

NYC

Scene Study Master Classes

Jon Korkes,Karen Kohlhaas, Pamela Scott

NYC

On-Camera Workshops

Marci Phillips, Judy Henderson

NYC

Albanian-American stage and film actor Shpend Xani left his native Prishtina, Kosovo in 1999 following the war and brought with him a vibrant talent and unique skill set, including a degree in acting from the University of Prishtina, his career as a professional basketball player, and proficiency in four languages. Shpend recently graduated with an MFA in Classical Acting from GWU & The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting in DC. Xani resides and works in New York City and Washington DC.

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 182 lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair Color: Brown

Hair Length: Short

 

Albanian (fluent), Bosnian (fluent), Croatian (fluent), IPA proficient, Serbian (fluent), Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Billiards/Pool Player, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing, Combat - Stage, Cycling, Cycling - Mountain Biking, Cycling - Unicycle, Fencing, Frisbee, Jump Rope, Kayaker, Mountain Climbing, Running - General, Running - Long Distance, Running - Sprint, Shooting - Revolver/Automatic, Shooting - Rifle, Snorkeling, Snowmobile, Soccer, Swimming - ability - general, Swimming - freestyle, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Water Skiing, Weight Lifting, Yoga, Disc Jockey, Firearms, Licensed Driver, Precision Driver, Whistler, East-Bosnian Accent, Eastern European Accent, French Accent, German Accent, Greek Accent, Italian Accent, Jewish/Yiddish Accent, Kosovo-Resava Accent, Middle Eastern Accent, Russian Accent, Slavic - South Eastern Bloc Accent, Slovonian Accent