Olia Lazaridou was born in Athens. She graduated from the Theatro Technis School of Drama. She has appeared in numerous plays and has worked with almost all the stage directors of the younger generation (V. Papavassiliou, L. Voyadzis, M. Lyberopoulou, T. Terzopoulos, Y. Houvardas, et al.). She took acting classes in Paris with Antoine Vitez. She as appeared in several films of the New Greek Cinema and has won awards for her performances in the films Stigma, Terirem, and Potlatch.