Aliza Pearl is an actress, writer, improviser, Trekkie, RPG host, and content creator originally from Newark, NJ. Of African-American, Puerto Rican, and Afro-Caribbean heritage, Aliza explores identity and split cultural ties through scifi, comedy and genre storytelling. Having gotten her start in musical theater, she regularly performs narrative improv with Ripley Improv, improvised Star Trek show “The Improvised Generation,” and previously with the all-black female group Essence Improv. She is an original cast member of the new musical "Teaching a Robot to Love" by The Doubleclicks, which made its acclaimed debut at the Hollywood Fringe Fest in June 2022.
On-screen acting credits include: "NCIS Los Angeles" (guest star role as 'Max Collins'), Showtime's "House of Lies", "Days of Our Lives", recurring guest on BYUtv's "Show Offs!" feature films "Newly Single" "Darkness Falls" "Everything Before Us" and "Faith Based," award winning indie feature “Something is Killing Tate” (Starz), plus various short films ("Beached" with Nic Collins, "The End" with Matthew Philip Smith) (nominated for "Best Actress in a Short" for "The End" at the Idyllwild International Film Fest in 2020) and viral videos with YouTube giants WongFu Productions, Black and Sexy TV, and Comediva's popular webseries "BAMF Girls Club.” She acted in and associate produced a completely improvised anthology series "As We Go Along" with Ripley Improv.
She has hosted for Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Pop Culture Hero Coalition (Chase Masterson’s anti-bullying nonprofit). She was a host and RPG performer in a "Carnival Row" docuseries "Into Carnival Row" and its accompanying RPG tabletop game, "The Heist on the Row", all in partnership with Nerdist, Legendary TV, and Amazon. Aliza is the dungeon master of the weekly Dungeons & Dragons liveplay campaign, "Lords of Faerun" on The Cookout TTRPG, at twitch.tv/kira858. Aliza also developed, played in, and gamemastered the live tabletop RPG show “Blood of the Void” on QueueTimes (an all-Klingon, all BIPOC, Star Trek Adventures campaign on Twitch). Previous RPG shows include “Callisto 6” “Shield of Tomorrow” and “Overlight” (as Gamemaster) on Geek & Sundry, and “Rat Queens” on Hyper RPG. She's appeared on panels at Star Trek Las Vegas (STLV), San Diego Comic Con, Los Angeles Comic Con, Long Beach Comic Con, and Geek Girl Con in Seattle. Aliza has written for Nerdist News, Nerdist Presents sketches, and music parodies including “Team Nerdist Hitman”, “Young King - Black Panther Jaden Smith Parody” (co-writer, 1.5 million views), and “Darth Vader Teaches Branding” (co-writer); she wrote and starred in the comedy sketches "When Your Co-Worker Gets Back From Wakanda” and "Pizzazz: Where's My Movie?"