Notre Dame student and actress Olivia Cervi signs to US-based Paradigm Talent Agency


Olivia Cervi
Olivia Cervi

OLIVIA Cervi is still a teenager, but she is already planning to take the acting world by storm.

The 18-year-old University of Notre Dame student was on an on-camera skills trip to the United States recently when she was signed by Paradigm Talent Agency.

Paradigm has some big names on their books including Idina Menzel, Ed Sheeran and acting veteran Dick Van Dyke.

Cervi said it was a good start to a future career on the stage and screen.

“I’ve always had a passion for performing arts and being on stage, but the industry has taught me that in order to succeed I need to have a positive work ethic and continued drive to improve my on-stage skills,” she said.

“One of the challenges of being an Australian actor is having to audition for lead roles in international features through self-tapes and interviews, rather than in person, so we have to really show casting agents why we should be in their feature film or television show.

“Whilst the industry presents a number of challenges for budding actors, through extensive networking, hard work and commitment to one’s craft, the results can be fantastic

“I am excited for where this journey can take me.”