Elena Rossi is a film, television and commercial actress and model currently based in Los Angeles, California. She was raised in a vibrant Italian American family by environmental activist parents. Her mother is a teacher and her father is a nonprofit consultant. She grew up in the Bay Area spending her weekends river rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, camping and backpacking. At a young age she started acting in theater productions. Her formal training began with a one-year Meisner acting intensive program at the Waterfront Conservatory Theater. She then studied classical and contemporary acting at the Tony Award winning American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater at California State University East Bay. She also produces and writes independent films.