Ilana Rapp

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New Jersey
State University Of New York At Stony Brook
Celebrity News, Classic Film & Television, Mental Health & Wellness
  • Member of the Author's Guild, SAG-AFTRA, and Actors' Equity Association.
  • Ilana is a former child actress who was in the Broadway show Golda starring Anne Bancroft, as well as various television and film productions.
  • She is obsessed with the television mini-series and series "V" by Kenneth Johnson.


The daughter of award-winning author Lea Bayers Rapp, Ilana stands out as a quintessential representation of the Generation X era, blending her instinctive wit and quick humor with a profound understanding of deep human emotions. Her journey in the world of entertainment began at a young age, gracing the stages of Broadway and making her mark in both film and television. This early immersion into the arts equipped her with a diverse skill set and a unique perspective on the media industry and helped her seamlessly transition into the world of writing. She has written for Casting Networks, Casting Frontier, Mupo Entertainment, and New Jersey Stage, showcased her insights and opinions on The Huffington Post through her blogs, and was a senior writer for the prominent platform NYCastings. Her work in entertainment journalism also includes celebrity interviews with Linda Ronstadt, Kenneth Johnson, Marc Singer, Raphael Sbarge, Katee Sackhoff, Laura Vandervoort, Victoria Cartagena, Adina Porter, Jane Badler, Glenn Scarpelli, Laila Robins, and more.


Ilana received her Bachelor of Arts in journalism, film and television from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she studied under the Pulitzer Prize winner Robert William Greene, Sr.
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