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Lauren Dellolio ’02

Alumni Success Story

Lauren Dellolio

Model and Actress Rises Above Setbacks

Actress, model and former Orangetown firefighter Lauren Dellolio ’02 has appeared in films such as The Devil Wears Prada and in ads for clients like Bare Escentuals makeup. Now living in Marina del Rey, CA, Dellolio is grateful she can support herself doing what she loves.

The highlight of her time at RCC was a paid, credit-bearing internship with Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme. Her work with Demme resulted in her acceptance into the Screen Actors Guild as well as a yearlong stint as his personal assistant.

She came to RCC after being rejected by her first-choice college, then enrolling at SUNY New Paltz, and finally moving to Manhattan to attempt a career in modeling. Just when she realized she needed to go back to college, her father was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

Dellolio was accepted into the Honors Program at RCC and later transferred to a top school in her field—New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Feminist Theater.

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