Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Ethnicity: African American
Where are you from?
Laila Odom: I was born in Orange, New Jersey. I was living in Harlem before I moved to LA.
When did you start acting?
Laila Odom: I started acting when I was 7 years old.
Where you a big fan of Zane and her books before you had this role?
Laila Odom: I actually would read a Zane book on my flight from Newark of JFK to LAX
Is the character Ana Marie Hawkings anything like Laila Odom?
Laila Odom: I'm most like the Ana Marie character when it comes to being the comedy relief.
What do you think is your best physical attribute?
Laila Odom: My arms.
What are some of you current projects?
Laila Odom: Zane's will be returning for a 2nd season and a TV improv show on the horizon.
What are some of your future goals?
Laila Odom: I would love to be able to do an action film.
How would you best describe your personality?
Laila Odom: Outspoken, fun, down to earth, loud, honest.
What are some of your hobbies?
Laila Odom: Kickboxing, pilates, reading, travel, swimming.
What are some of your turn-ons and turnoffs?
Laila Odom: Honest, hard-working, positive people Bad breath/teeth, terrible shoes, liars,
Any advice for young aspiring actresses?
Laila Odom: Stay positive and know that it takes time to achieve your goals. Take your craft seriously, find an acting class to take, study other actors/actress that you admire, stay in shape and positive!!! WWW.LAILAODOMONLINE.COM
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Laila Odom, an explosive blast of talent, brains and beauty, is ready to slowly but surely change the game for black women in Hollywood. Having graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Modern Dance, Odom was raised by a single mother in NYC, whom she says “encouraged me to dream big and let my spirit and imagination soar.” Odom’s been preparing for her big break since the third grade, and she is hitting Hollywood with a double whammy this season, playing the sexy lifeguard on Fox’s Hole in the Wall as well as the hot comedienne Ana Marie on the Cinemax hit, Zane’s Sex Chronicles.