Emilia Sargent is an actress, singer, director, and teacher who studied Vocal Performance and Electrical Engineering at Auburn University. A proud member of the Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, Emilia most recently appeared on stage in the Tampa Repertory Theatre production of Heisenberg, and off stage as the director of Copenhagen and The Children's Hour.
Emilia was honored to receive the both the 2017 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Best Actress Award and the Theatre Tampa Bay Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play Award for her portrayal of the Pilot in Grounded, as well as the 2016 Theatre Tampa Bay Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play Award for her portrayal of Henrietta Leavitt in Silent Sky and the 2012 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire. In 2016, Emilia was awarded a full Hillsborough County Arts Council Individual Artist Grant to attend a summer intensive on Practical Aesthetics at the Atlantic Acting School in New York.
Passionate about theatre education for youth and a perennial kid at heart, Emilia founded and directed the S.A.L.T. Summer Drama Intensive 2001-2013, served on the theatre and music faculty at the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts 2005-2012, served on the Corbett Preparatory School faculty 2012 - 2015, and has directed numerous youth musicals in the Tampa Bay Area. Emilia currently serves as the Director of Education Programs for Tampa Rep and teaches voice and acting through the Emilia Sargent Studio at the Community School of the Arts.
After a rigorous stint as a controls engineer working on automation systems that ranged from King Kong at Universal Studios to wastewater treatment plants (glamorous) to steel mills (so very hot), she moved to working full time as an actor. Emilia is the mother of two amazing girls, Emma and Olivia, and she shares her time between Florida with her husband, Jeff, and New York City.