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Lilian Oben brings an arch profundity to Sympathy the Learned — you could listen to her all day”.
— Brightest Young Things- The Arabian Nights, Constellation Theatre Company
“Lilian Oben is spectacular as Tituba, the Barbados slave who is bullied into admitting witchcraft and naming others.”
— DC METRO THEATRE ARTS - The Crucible, Olney Theatre Company

Actor - AEA

Lilian Oben is a Cameroonian-American actor based in Washington, D.C. and New York City, and raised in England, Ethiopia, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and Wales.    

“Lilian Oben has great strength and verve in her second act depiction of the fortune teller. She shows wonderful humor and depth; her pacing and energy is sure, making her scenes fun and memorable.”

— BROADWAY WORLD, The Skin of Our Teeth, Constellation Theatre Company

A multifaceted performance artist with a strong global perspective, Lilian has experience in theatre, voice over, commercial modeling, and commercial and industrial narration. 

Select Theatre Credits:

Constellation Theatre Company (Melancholy Play- A Contemporary Farce, Helen Hayes Award 2019, Outstanding Production; Helen Hayes Nomination, Outstanding Ensemble  2019; The Skin of Our TeethThe Arabian NightsJourney to the West); Folger Theatre (The Second Shepherds’ Play; Sense & Sensibility, Helen Hayes Award 2017, Outstanding Production (u/s performed); Midsummer Night’s Dream (u/s performed); As You Like It (u/s); District Merchants (u/s); Taffety Punk Theatre Company (Antigonick); Imagination Stage (The Jungle Book Remount); Olney Theatre (The Crucible); Forum Theatre (Love and Information).

Select TV/Commercials/Industrials/Voiceover:

USAID; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Investigation Discovery, Walter Reed Military Hospital; Creig Northrop Realty.