Biography: Shira-Lee moved to Texas when she was 12 years old. There she attended The High School of Performing and Visual Arts in an acting major. After winning the Presidential Scholar of the Arts Award and performing at the White House for the president, she decided to take on filmaking at the Columbia University's Graduate Filmschool. Her first full short Full Cycle, was named a finalist in the Student Academy Awards. Her first feature film, A-List was screened in many festivals and won many awards. She was a contestant on the first season of On the Lot.