Aylam Orian was born in Cleveland, USA, and raised in Israel.
He studied film at Tel Aviv University Film & TV Department, where he won several prizes for his work, including 2 consecutive Keren Sharett study scholarships.
After working in the local film & TV industry for a few years, while acting in commercials and short films and playing music with his ever-changing band The Historians, Aylam moved to New York to study acting at the legendary Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. While studying there, he also became the Strasberg Institute’s archivist, where he single-handedly organized and preserved Lee Strasberg’s private collections of materials on acting and the theatre arts.
Since graduating, Aylam has been acting in films, theatre, and TV (America’s Most Wanted, Between the Lines with Robert Downey Jr.); writing-producing-directing films & theatre shows (the movement-theatre show Beautiful World…), the short films A Nightmare on Bialik Street (2010 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner) and The Magic Hour; doing still photography (with photo exhibitions in NYC and Berlin); playing music (with his old Rock band The Historians), and teaching acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute and privately.