Hello, Ciao, Hola,

My name is Ashlee Renz-Hotz, and thank you so much for having a wander through this site!

I am a writer and actor, in both film and theatre, who also splashes around in prose and journalism. Having studied and worked in Australia, Europe and the U.S., I like to think of myself as a bit of an explorer. I grew up in New Mexico surrounded by art and incredible landscape, so being slightly eclectic kind of goes with the territory. I started life with ambitions to change the world through business and politics, doing double degrees in Business and Psychology with a dissertation on Political Marketing. But, as you can now see, I did a grand jeté out the window when I was nibbled on by the art muse, then studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.


For me, change comes with understanding, investigating all the wonders and beauty life has to offer and to let the imagination run free.

I am drawn to the luxurious, as much as the sometimes grimy - equally comfortable at home watching a film (or gaming!) with pizza and a bottle of wine, or heading to a dodgy diner with friends, as exploring an art gallery and some of the best restaurants in the world. I backpack, sometimes I splurge. Hopefully this site will reflect both sides of the Avventura coin.


I am so very grateful for the privilege to do what I do, and for all of the incredible people I have met along the way. Hopefully this site will encourage you to explore a bit more, even if it's simply to a new place down the road.

Feel free to leave comments on posts, or contact me with questions, concerns or drink offers. Subscribe! I beg you to not be rude, crude or a generally mean dude(ette).

Hugs and kisses,