Camille Solari was born in Boston to an attorney (father, of Italian descent) and a high school teacher (mother, French Canadian). Camille holds dual citizenship in both the United States and Canada, and is also fluent in French. She graduated as a cum laude Shakespearean conservatory major from the same esteemed Boston performing arts alma mater that produced such disparate talents as Spalding Gray, Norman Lear, Mario Cantone, Lilly Wachowski of the auteur Wachowski brothers, performance artist Karen Finley, Dennis Leary and Jay Leno. Her demanding stage work, both formal and experimental, has included the heroine Regan in a much acclaimed production of “King Lear” at Boston’s Majestic Theatre and, conversely, has also been irreverently displayed at Los Angeles industry showcases for the Comedy Store and the Comedy Central network. Her unique approach to the competitive thrash of Hollywood propelled her to write and star in her own quirky and delightful independent feature films, which include the triumphant against-all-odds tale of a rebellious band ingénue Rocker (2006); the darkly comic morality caper Boston Girls (2010); the wry delirium thriller True True Lie(2006) (released by the Weinstein Company); as well as the forthcoming “The Godmother” (a sexy comedic updating of Aristophanes‘ “Lysistrata”); Forever (2006) (an identity-bending supernatural murder mystery), and Lady Luck (2017) (wherein a game girl with a magic touch for casino gaming intersects with a scorching diamond heist).
In addition, Solari has entered the realm of documentary filmmaking/directing with the eagerly anticipated chronicle of the great James Brown‘s final concert tour and last days, Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown (2009), produced with unprecedented access to the late soul legend’s innermost world.
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