Naomi Naomi Grossman  was a 2018 Primetime Emmy nominee for her role in Ctrl Alt Delete.  Best known as  the first crossover character, the fan-favorite “Pepper” on FX’s hit anthology series, American Horror Story: Asylum & Freak Show, Naomi also appeared as a new character, the Satanist “Samantha Crowe” in the most recent season, Apocalypse.  Naomi made #5 of  IMDb’s “Top 10 Breakout Stars” of 2014, after her STARmeter skyrocketed to #1, making her the most searched in its 8 million person database.  Entertainment Weekly called her being cast in the role of “Pepper,” “The Best of 2012.”  Fans may also recognize her from cameos in the following feature films: Table for Three, Bite Me, The Chair, Sky Sharks, Short Straw, Painkillers, An Accidental Zombie (Named Ted), The Lurker, 1 BR, Chasing Lacey, The Portal, Preacher Six, and Fear, Inc. 

Naomi prides herself on having paved her own, albeit unorthodox path to mainstream success by writing, producing and starring in several autobiographical solo shows.  Her latest, Carnival Knowledge:  Love, Lust, and other Human Oddities, enjoyed a twice-extended, sold-out run and rave reviews (“Recommended” by LA Weekly).  It was then reprised at the world-famous fringe theatre festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it received more critical praise (4 stars: The Scotsman, Broadway Baby, Fringe Review) and a transfer to London’s West End (Leicester Square Theatre).  It later went on to have a successful run Off-Off Broadway.  Naomi’s first solo endeavor, Girl in Argentine Landscape, also received critical acclaim (LA Weekly, “Pick of the Week”) and earned her an LA Weekly Theatre Award nomination for best solo performance.  Naomi toured with Girl… to Chicago’s Single File Festival, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival, and screened a subtitled video-version on the big screen in Argentina.

Her numerous self-penned/produced, comedic shorts have screened at nationwide film festivals and are available for view on comedy sites like FunnyOrDie.  Naomi is a theatre graduate of Northwestern University, and a veteran of the legendary Groundlings Sunday Company.