Guest, Lina Esco

Guest Name: 
Lina Esco
Lina Esco
Guest Occupation: 
Film Producer, Director and Actress
Guest Biography: 

LINA ESCO

Lina got her start in 2005 in the acclaimed indie film LONDON, starring Jessica Biel, Chris Evans and Jason Statham. She then went on to play Jimmy Smits daughter in the CBS series Cane (2007). She was then cast in the international coming-of-age film, LOL (2011) starring alongside Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore. After LOL, she was hired by Antoine Fuqua to co-star with Ethan Hawke in Antoine’s first pilot, Exit Strategy for Fox-TV. In 2014 she was cast in Ryan Murphy’s new HBO show “OPEN” alongside Michelle Monaghan, Scott Speedman, West Bentley and Jennifer Jason Leigh. She is currently starring in FLAKED on Netflix and stars in the new season of KINGDOM.

Lina produced and directed several PSA’s for the Academy Award-winning Best Documentary of 2009, The Cove, entitled, “My Friend is…” to bring awareness to the annual slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.

She raised 1 Million dollars to shoot her first feature film FREE THE NIPPLE. She founded the Free The Nipple campaign in 2013 when the feature film by the same name she directed in 2012 was nearly impossible to release because its “controversial” title. Free the Nipple is about men and women coming together for gender equality and it has become one of the biggest movements of the 21st century with more than 2.1 Billion Impressions and a 780 Million True Reach. She finally sold her film to IFC/Sundance Selects for theatrical distribution in Dec. 2014. Film was also acquired by Netflix in June of 2015. FTN can be seen on NETFLIX.

In 2014 Lina help create and launch Miley Cyrus Happy Hippy Foundation for transgender homeless youth in America.

Lina just starred in TOVE LO’S new 30 min music video coming out 10/28/16 where she plays TOVE’S alter ego.

Lina Esco has been featured in almost every single publication around the globe, such as – TIME MAGAZINE, VARIETY, HUFFINGTON POST, LOS ANGELES TIMES, NYTIMES, CNN, MTV, VOGUE, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT etc.

She has appeared over 3 times on TIME magazine

Top celebrity supporters who publicly support Free The Nipple – Lena Dunham, Liv Tyler, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, BANKSY, Marion Cotillard, Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Michelle Rodrigues, George R.R Martin, Joe Jonas, Matt McGorry, Russell Simmons, Chrissy Tiegen, Scout Willis, Rumer Willis, Suki Waterhouse, Elizabeth Jagger, Kellan Lutz, Willow Smith, Rita Ora, Norman Reedus, Chelsea Handler, Soko, Shepard Fairey, Naomi Campbell, Bella Hadid