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Actor

Lina is a playwright, TV writer, and actor. Theatre credits include, BAD APPLES (Circle X), A WIDOW OF NO IMPORTANCE (East West Players), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, IKEBANA (PASADENA PLAYHOUSE), PRIVATE LIVES, HENRY IV (THE GLOBE THEATERS), PENTECOST, TIMON OF ATHENS (OSF). Guest appearances on television include, 24, CSI, NUMB3RS. Lina has narrated several audio books for Random House and Penguin, including Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and I Am an Executioner, an Audie Award Finalist.

"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."

- Anton Chekhov

RICE BOY

Center Theatre Group

The . . . performance to truly transcend ... is Patel's luminous portrayal of Tina. There is an uncontainable glow that emanates from her as Tina sees her imprisoned femininity and beauty reflected in Tommy's eyes.

- Variety

BAD APPLES

Circle X Theatre

"Nothing I can tell you about this play does it justice, except come ready to be rocked."
- Natalie Pace, Huffington Post
An expert cast directed by John Langs handles the sensitive material with assurance . . . all excel in multiple roles. . . outstanding performances.
- Broadway World

WIDOW OF NO IMPORTANCE

East West Players

As for Patel and Malhotra’s romantic chemistry, the heat they generate can likely be felt way up in the balcony’s back row.

Stage Scene, LA
The immensely appealing Patel can turn on a dime between nervous mom and ravished diva.
-Charlotte Stoudt
LATIMES
...From the start, Patel nails the role ... her comedic timing is impeccable.
-Hoyt Hilsman
BACKSTAGE
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A Widow of no Importance

IKEBANA

Pasadena Playhouse 

Patel is bold and seductive as Hanako.
-Variety
Ikebana

IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Pasadena Playhouse 

Lina Patel exudes apt girlish effervescence as Cecily.
-Variety
Patel delivers a kind of stealth performance as Cecily . . . her work is clean and smart, and it pays off by play's end.
- L.A. TIMES
Play On Shakespeare
RICHARD II, OSF Play on Shakespeare, Boston Court