Andrea Fantauzzi was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan, but was raised in Kansas City, Missouri. A graduate of The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, The Second City and the Owner and Founder of the production company Fanta-Zee LLC., she has a strong background in improvisation, acting (comedy and drama), writing, directing and producing.
She began her film and television career at the age of 14, but was seen on the stage from an earlier age. Her professional debut came at the age of 12 in The Wizard of Oz at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City and since that time, she has continued to earn much success in that realm. Having originated multiple roles, she is most well known for originating Teen Fiona in the Theatre for Young Audiences version of Shrek the Musical and Ann – 18 in And other fairy tales premiering in New York.
In 2014, she received critical acclaim for her title performance in the coming of age drama Adira (2014) – “Actress Andrea Fantauzzi delivered one of the best performances I have seen…” (Jake’s Movie Review), which was selected by Project Greenlight in 2014 as one of the top 200 Indie Films in the United States. Fantauzzi is also notable for her work in Quality of Life (2014) sharing the screen with Kim Rhodes (Supernatural (2005); The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005)) along with her upcoming series regular role of Sarah Ellington in the dystopian drama, Black Zone.
Both an award-winning Actor (SAG-AFTRA) and Director, she is also a Writer and Producer. Her directorial debut came with her very well received film Letters from a Father (2017), which premiered at the Kansas International Film Festival back in 2017. Shortly after, Fantauzzi became a multi-award winning director with dozens of awards and nominations in various categories. She began her production career at 19, with the creation of the Custom Reel Division that is now apart of her production company; Hala Finley (Man with a Plan (2016), We Can Be Heroes (2020)) is her most well known client. She later worked on Season 4 of both NBC’s The Blacklist (2013) and FXX’s The Americans (2013) while attending The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Other shows include: NBC’s The Voice (2011) and MTV’s Broke A$$ Game Show (2015).
Joining The Second City back in early 2018, she made her writing debut on the stage with the sketch show Me, Myself & Die. She is now currently producing two In-Development feature films, in pre-production directing a Sci-Fi short, on top of producing the new TV-MA television series, Black Zone.