Winter Ave Zoli Uhlarik (born June 28, 1980) is a half-Slovak half-American (name Uhlárik is slovak ) actress and model, best known for her role as Lyla Winston in FX's TV series Sons of Anarchy.

Winter Ave Zoli
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Zoli at the Sons of Anarchy FX Premiere in September 2014
Born (1980-06-28) June 28, 1980 (age 39)
OccupationActress
Years active1993-present

Early lifeEdit

Zoli was born in New Hope, Pennsylvania to Richard and Sue Uhlarik, her parents are the owners of Czech nightclub and restaurant Radost FX. She is of partial Czechoslovakian descent on her father's side.[1] Her mother is of German and English descent. At the age of 11, she moved with her family to Czech Republic. She speaks fluent English and Czech. She attended middle school and high school at the International School of Prague. She studied ballet, but after developing a love for the stage and the craft of acting, she moved on to musical theater.

At age 13, she began working in European and American productions that came to Prague. At 17, she attended the Carnegie-Mellon summer school theater program and, at 19, enrolled in the Atlantic Theater Company acting school in New York City, founded by playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy.

CareerEdit

After graduating from the professional program, Winter moved to Los Angeles. She appeared in the 2007 film Sex and Death 101 as Alexis, the fast food beauty. She held the main role of legendary Libuše in the 2009 Czech film The Pagan Queen. Winter gained further international recognition with her main role as Lyla Winston on the hit American TV series Sons of Anarchy. She posed nude in Playboy magazine's March 2011 edition, commenting that "nudity is not a problem for [her]."[2]

In 2016, Winter starred in the feature film Deserted opposite Mischa Barton, Jackson Davis, Trent Ford, Dana Rosendorff, Lance Henriksen, Jake Busey and Gerry Bednob. The film is a psychological thriller about a group of friends on a road trip to a music festival in "Death Valley - which results in getting them hopelessly lost in the most stunning, but unforgiving topographical terrain on the planet".[3]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Flawless Tasha
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Eva
2007 Trust Me Lolly
2007 Sex and Death 101 Alexis De Large (#37)
2008 Fold Rachel Short
2008 Maestro Ariane Short
2008 Reservations Marketa
2009 The Pagan Queen Libuse
2010 Psych:9 Emma
2011 Prodigal Angela O'Neil Short
2012 Bad Ass Tatiana
2014 Cat Run 2 Tatiana Video
2016 Deserted Rosemary
2016 Spaceman Mrs. Lee

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Scarlet Pimpernel Cecile "A King's Ransom"
2004 Wuthering Heights Isabella Linton TV film
2005 Revelations Anna-Theresa TV miniseries
2009 The Philanthropist Ivana Kleiner "Paris"
2009–2014 Sons of Anarchy Lyla Dvorak-Winston Recurring role (seasons 2–7)
2011 Chaos Irina "Eaten by Wolves"
2012 Perception Paulina "Faces"
2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Eva Belyakov "Melinda"
2015 Legends Det. Gabriella Laska Main role (season 2)
2017 Code Black Monica "One in a Million"
2017–18 Bosch Amy Snyder Recurring role (seasons 3–4)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.younghollywood.com/scene/q-a-legends-actress-winter-ave-zoli.html
  2. ^ "Sons of Anarchy" Star Winter Ave Zoli Covers Playboy, Says Nudity "Not a Problem", Hollie McKay, Fox news, February 16, 2011
  3. ^ "Deserted (2016) IMDB". Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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