Lila's More In-Depth Bio
I was born in Metairie, Louisiana (a suburb of New Orleans). The summers were hot and sticky, and everyone said "hi" to you in the street. I grew up a few houses from Lake Pontchartrain and used to run around barefoot and play on the levee.
In school, I loved creative activities—art, although we only did it occasionally, writing, and I loved acting. Anytime we'd do an aloud reading of a play or an informal production, I was excited to participate.
However, I never thought of acting or art as career choices. I used to say I wanted to be a lawyer.