Liba Vaynberg is a first generation American actor and writer. The daughter of Azeri and Ukrainian Jews, she is bilingual in English and Russian. She studied Molecular Biology & International Studies at Yale. She toured the country and performed with the improv group THE PURPLE CRAYON at Yale University.
New York theater credits include Round Table (59E59), The Gett (Rattlestick), Black Milk (CSC), Oregon Trail (WP/Fault Line Theatre), The Golem of Havana (La Mama), Macbeth (CSC), Cancer, Cancer, Cancer (Ars Nova), The Russian & The Jew (The Tank), Novaya Zemlya (HERE), Scheiss Book (Theater Row/Dixon Place/Wild Project), As You Like It (BPAC), Trayf (Penguin Rep). Her performance as Annie Blumberg opposite Ed Asner and Tovah Feldshuh in The Soap Myth was televised for PBS after a regional tour, and she was nominated for a CT Critic's Circle Award for her work opposite Marsha Mason in Lost In Yonkers at Hartford Stage. Internationally, she originated the role of Dona Gracia Nasi in Vignettes from Jewish Spain with Olami in Toledo, Spain.
Other credits include 4 seasons of New Amsterdam (NBC, recurring), Madam Secretary (CBS, recurring), The Plot Against America (HBO), Billy & Billie (DirecTV), and The Deuce (HBO) as well as Welcome to Bushwick (SlamDance), From Jappan (NYTVF), The Examination (CUFF) and national commercials. Regional highlights include Yale, Williamstown Theater Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Miami New Drama, Contemporary American Theatre Festival and the Huntington Theatre.
She is a produced playwright and published writer as well the co-founder of ANNA & KITTY, INC., a non-profit devoted to female+ leadership in and through the arts.