Semeli Economou is an actress, director, writer, producer, poet, performer and musician and the founding member of the music group Santa Semeli and the Monks. She is the daughter of Cypriot classical concert pianist and composer Nicolas Economou.
Semeli was born and raised in Munich in an artistic environment.
She studied acting and directing in London at The School of the Science of Acting (now Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts) with Sam Kogan.
Under her film company Cosima Films she produced and directed the short film "The Burning Bush" based on Viennese painter’s Oskar Kokochka's play.
Semeli has always had a passion for photography and is an avid photographer.
She lives between London and New York.