Hailing from Milan, Italy, Gaia Passaler first fell in love with acting at the age of 11, after watching a family friend performing live in a play. She enrolled in classes and started performing on the stages of her school plays and shows, deepening her passion for the craft. At 14, she produced, directed and acted with her high school friends in a staged version of Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost, to this day an experience she deeply treasures.
After graduating high school, she decided to follow pursue her interests in the medical field and received her degree from the University of Milan. But her passion for Storytelling soon took over again, this time becoming her life mission and driving her to leave the familiarity of her hometown and country and move to New York, where she successfully graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
After starring in many short films and plays in New York and LA, in 2019 she booked the role of Lucy in the WolfPac Entertainment's psychological thriller Heartsick, which earned her a best actress nomination by the Wreak Havoc Horror film Festival.
In 2021 she starred in the lead role of a PhD. student in Psychology who sets out to help a traumatized man in the romantic drama Oak on the Outside (Formerly Holly Hill), by award winning screenwriter and director Adrian Roman. The feature film is currently in post-production and set to be released in summer/fall 2022.
Her recent work also includes the indie drama Fragile Heart and the horror-thriller Emory Woods.
Gaia's favorite New York stage work includes Clytemnestra in Charles Mee’s Iphigenia 2.0, as well as an all-women production of 12 Angry Women directed by Jonathan Bolt.
In Los Angeles also took part in the Alex Theater production of Marilyn! a new musical, and she was critically acclaimed as Natalia in the Hollywood Fringe Festival play Inversion, by Aditya Putcha.
Very physically active, Gaia's interests include dance, hiking, snow-skiing, horse-back riding, pilates and yoga.