Shelton actress makes big screen debut

Actress Anna Lakomy of Shelton will make her big screen debut in Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York,” being released in the United States in theaters and video-on-demand on March 27, which also happens to be her birthday.

“So many people have been asking about it,” Lakomy said of the film. “I’ll be seeing it on my birthday with friends and family.”

The movie, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival last May, was directed by the indie director Abel Ferrara, best known for “Bad Lieutenant” and “Kings of New York.”

Filmed in New York, the film is based loosely on French economist Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused of raping a hotel maid in New York City. It stars well-known French actor Gerard Depardieu. Lakomy plays the role of a young female aide.

Grew up in New York, UConn grad

Lakomy was born in New York City to Polish immigrant parents, who were political refugees. Her mother was a theater director in Poland.

She attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia Performing Arts (Fame) High School in Manhattan, studying voice and piano.

It wasn't until after graduating from the University of Connecticut with a degree in psychology that Lakomy decided to try her luck in acting.

Since then she has worked on over 30 independent and student projects and has produced her own short film, “Brave Little Soldier.”

Currently, Lakomy is working on a few projects, including an edgy thriller she wrote called “Sugar Baby,” for which she is currently seeking investors. Learn more about her at

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