By Gail E. Moss
Lili Bordán went to the Oscar parties with nominee friends, and she’s won some awards of her own, but for her, acting is not about recognition, it’s about the craft… and maybe a little about crafty.
Born to famous Hungarian actress, Irén Bordán in New York, Lili was inspired to follow in her mother’s footsteps from a young age. Returning to Hungary to explore her roots, she began working consistently there. This lead to other work on the Prague theatre scene as well as film and TV roles in the UK, before deciding to move to L.A.
“I experienced a lot of New York growing up,” but though she was told L.A. isn’t a party you crash, she confessed, “It was an impulse I decided to heed. I just always felt like there was something here for me.” Bordán joined the Moth Theatre Company where she won a StageSceneLA Scenie Award for best actress for her role in David Hare’s The Blue Room and amassed a long list of credits such as Law & Order, Blood & Chrome and American Girl. She has recently wed and has several upcoming films.
Bordán stars as Victoria “Vic” Taylor the former marine turned bartender at the historic Apple Jack’s bar, in writer/director Jeff Hammer’s crime thriller Live or Die in La Honda from Freestyle Digital Media, available Tuesday, March 13 on Amazon and other outlets. She plays Irene Lee, the story editor who found the play Everybody Comes to Rick’s, that the movie Casablanca is based on, in Michael Curtiz bio-pic Curtiz. Bordán will be featured alongside Mary Steenburgen as Irene in the upcoming Paramount Pictures feature Book Club, also starring Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda.
Multi-talented Bordán is a trained fighter, a certified Autism Movement Therapist and has written a short film entitled Amble with a female director attached. Production begins soon.
“Now is about celebrating the work that I have done, as well as planting the seeds for the next harvest. Filming is the award for me,” Bordán said, from her home in L.A.