Ariel Kavoussi

Ariel Kavoussi is an award-winning artist, writer, producer, filmmaker, actor, and curator of film & video works based in New York City. She had the starring, titular role in the comedic punk odyssey, The Deflowering of Ariella Von, a feature film by Marianna Ellenberg and David Louis Zuckerman. Her most recent short film, The Poet and the Professor, is a dark comedy which stars herself opposite indie stalwart Kevin Corrigan and Bob Byington. In 2017, Ariel acted opposite Anne Heche, Sandra Oh and Dylan Baker in Onur Tukel’s dark comedic feature Catfight. Numerous critics have lauded her performance; Vanity Fair singled Ariel Kavoussi out as “hilarious newcomer” for her work, as did Variety. Kavoussi was most recently seen opposite Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in Cary Fukunaga’s Netflix original series Maniac.


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Celebrating Female Desire on Screen

By Ariel Kavoussi | March 5, 2019

Celebrating Female Desire on Screen

The writer-director-star of The Poet and the Professor on the personal and cinematic experiences that informed her taboo-busting film.