Aria Mia Loberti
Aria Mia Loberti
|Citizenship||United States of America|
|Alma mater||Pennsylvania State University|
Aria Mia Loberti is an American actress, disability rights advocate, and student of ancient rhetoric.
She will portray the lead role of Marie-Laure Leblanc in Netflix's adaptation of All The Light We Cannot See. Loberti landed the part after a global search for blind and low-vision actresses. A fan of the book, she auditioned after learning about the search from a former childhood Orientation and Mobility teacher. Despite no formal acting training, Loberti beat out thousands of submissions to secure the role; it is her first ever acting role.
A PhD student in rhetoric in the Department of Communication Arts & Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, Loberti received her Masters in ancient rhetoric in 2021 from Royal Holloway, University of London on a Fulbright Scholarship. She earned her bachelors degrees in 2020 in Philosophy, Communication Studies, and Political Science from University of Rhode Island. Loberti is also an advocate for disability equity, and has presented at several large forums.
Loberti has a rare, severe form of the congenital eye condition Achromatopsia, which includes high levels of photophobia, nystagmus, and strabismus. She is completely blind in moderate and bright lighting, and has some minimal, variable residual vision in darkened, dimmed environments.
Loberti has a guide dog, Ingrid, a black Labrador retriever from the organization Guide Dogs for the Blind.
- "Aria Mia Loberti", CAS, Penn State, https://cas.la.psu.edu/people/aml7282
- "The Power of Solidarity and Silence", TEDxURI, Aria Mia Loberti, https://www.ted.com/talks/aria_mia_loberti_the_power_of_solidarity_and_silence
- "Grad heads to the UK as Fulbright Scholar", Guide Dogs for the Blind, https://www.guidedogs.com/blog/fulbright-scholar
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