Originally from Southern California, Shakina enjoys an eclectic career as a performer, director, writer, producer, and social activist. Most known for her work as Lola on Hulu’s Difficult People, Shakina can also be seen on Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix) and The Detour (TBS). Broadway: 24-Hour Plays, Gypsy of the Year. Off-Broadway: Masculinity Max at The Public Theater, Manuel Versus the Statue of Liberty (as Lady Liberty). At Joe's Pub: Premieres of three autobiographical solo rock musicals, One Woman Show, Post-Op, and Manifest Pussy. Proud Lilly Award winner, recognizing the remarkable contributions to the American Theatre made by women, and two-time Drama League fellow. BA and Graduate Certificate: UC Santa Cruz. MFA, PhD UC Riverside.