The Actors Lounge

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Welcome to The Actors Lounge Podcast, where actors share their stories including the challenges, successes and lessons learned along the way! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theactorslounge/support


Cara Chute Rosenbaum- Casting Director Gives Insight Into The Casting Process & Gives Advice To Actors In Regards To COVID-19
Aug 3 • 40 min
CARA CHUTE ROSENBAUM, CSA is a Casting Director based in Los Angeles, CA. Notable feature credits include JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL and STUBER, and television credits include THE MINDY PROJECT, THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON, THE CARMICHAEL SHOW, and THE LEAGUE.…
Kron Moore- Talks Her Lead Role On Tyler Perry’s, The Oval and Growth & Patience As An Actor
Jul 24 • 20 min
KRON MOORE is known for bringing dynamic female characters to life, showcasing her ability to illuminate their strong inner compass, unshakeable drive and sheer determination. She has proven to be a juggernaut performer who dominates any stage and…
David Alan Madrick- Talks Manifesting HIs Life & Career Through The Power Of Belief & Active Faith
Jul 21 • 81 min
David Alan Madrick is an award winning American actor, model and writer from Queens, New York City. He attended SUNY Oneonta to pursue a career in Social work, but fell in love with the many facets of the creative world. While professionally modeling, he…
Brandee Evans- Star of P-Valley on Starz Talks About The New Show & Her Exciting Role
Jul 13 • 23 min
Memphis native Brandee Evans is a former high-school English teacher who wrote her resignation letter to the school board while on vacation in Los Angeles. Determined to live her dream, she has graced the stage all over the world as a professional dancer…
Kristian Diaz- Talks Writing, Directing & Starring In His New Film, Retrocausality
Jul 10 • 23 min
Kristian Diaz, released his debut feature film, Retrocausality, on June 26th on Amazon Prime. Retrocausality by definition is the idea that the future can influence the present and the present can influence the past. The quirky and cleverly narrated indie…
Carl Seaton- Talks Directing & His Love For Filmmaking
Jul 8 • 94 min
Carl Seaton, born in Chicago, grew up with a strong affinity for movies and television shows. The meteoric rise of the VCR turned his affinity for movies in to a full-blown addiction. Carl’s addiction led him to Columbia College Film School where he…
Todd Anthony- Talks Knowing Yourself & Allowing Gods Light To Shine Through You
Jul 6 • 66 min
Todd Anthony is an artist with purpose. This actor, writer, producer and singer is one of the brightest rising artists in entertainment. The light that shines within him transcends into his art on screen and stage. He truly believes the Nelson Mandela…
Carrie Bernans- Actor, Professional Stunt Woman, Pro-Athlete & Producer; Successfully Wearing Multiple Hats & Being A Jack Of All Trades
Jun 24 • 43 min
Carrie Bernans was born in Richmond, VA with the magical enthusiasm and talents she is known for. Change became an early yet conquerable constant for her as a little girl. She grew up with a single-parent mother and an early nomadic lifestyle. From her…
Trey Haley- President of Tri Destined Studios Talks Changing The Perception Of The World Through Film & TV
Jun 18 • 40 min
Trey Haley is President and Partner at Tri Destined Studios where he is responsible for the implementation of productions and events. He is also tasked with overseeing the company’s in-house production service division, Tri Destined VIP, as well as…
Erica S. Bream- Talks The Casting Process, How To Stand Out During An Audition & What Makes A Great Self-Tape
Jun 17 • 59 min
Over the course of her career, Casting Director Erica S. Bream (CSA) has had the opportunity to work on a myriad of projects across all platforms. A few of these titles include TV series such as ALTERED CARBON, COLONY, WORKAHOLICS, HOUSE OF LIES, CRIMINAL…
Valeka Jessica- Talks Booking The Room And Being Unapologetic In The Audition Room
Jun 15 • 63 min
Emerging Actress Valeka Jessica is creating her own content and building a lane of her own. From her one woman show I’m A Motherfucking Superstar: So Where Are My Babies? that hilariously tackles infertility in the black community, being an acting…
Kelsey Scott- Talks Being A Working Actor And Maintaining Career Longevity
Jun 12 • 44 min
Two-time Emmy-nominated actress and screenwriter Kelsey Scott began her career in the theatre scene of her hometown of Atlanta. Best known for her role as Anne Northup in the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave and her two-season arc as Wes Gibbins’ mother,…
Ashleigh Morghan- Talks Shifting Her Mentality To Operate Her Acting Career As A Business & Becoming More Marketable
May 29 • 32 min
Ashleigh Morghan is an Akron, Ohio native. She is an award-winning Actress, a Writer, a TV Personality, and Host on a mission to not only entertain, but to create a positive change within her community. Throughout her creative career, she has had the…
Carole Jefferson- Talks Balancing Her Career As A Prosecutor While Also Pursuing Her Acting Career
May 26 • 25 min
Carole is a former television news reporter turned prosecutor and now a SAG-AFTRA professional actress who recently relocated to Los Angeles from Northern California. As a television news reporter, Carole covered crime, politics, breaking new stories and…
Rachael Grace- Talks How She Went From A Featured Background Role To Eventually Booking A Recurring Role On Black-ish
May 22 • 37 min
Rachael Grace, began her journey a little out of order, but in Hollywood there are no rules. Though still a new face, the Los Angeles native describes her journey thus far as being quite seamless and has the strong attitude of “what’s for me will be for…
Wendy Alane Wright- Talks Hollywood Winners Circle Academy & Helping Actors Succeed In The Industry
May 20 • 41 min
Wendy is a former Hollywood Talent Manager and the Founder of Hollywood Winners Circle Academy, the #1 online Business training for Actors. She coaches tens of thousands of actors around the world through her popular You Tube Channel “Secrets of A…
Presilah Nunez- Talks The Evolution Of Her Auditioning Process & The Importance Of Being A Well Rounded Person In Order To Bring Depth To Your Characters
May 18 • 59 min
Born in Salem, Massachusetts to Dominican parents, Presilah Nunez is an actress/ singer by day and pseudo Instastory chef by night. Presilah started performing at a very young age and at 18 years old she deferred her college plans of studying forensic…
Yvonne Senat Jones- How She Went From A Recurring Guest Star To A Series Regular Role In Tyler Perry’s New Spinoff Show, “Ruthless”
May 15 • 43 min
YVONNE SENAT JONES left a great impression on Director Tyler Perry with her performance as recurring guest star Tally in The Oval. So much so, that when he created a spinoff series, he made her a series regular. Yvonne is currently appearing as Tally in…
Andrea Myles- Talks Booking Her First Recurring Role On “Queen Sugar” After 7 Years Of Consistently Pursuing Her Dream
May 11 • 37 min
Andrea J. Myles was born on November 23rd in Jackson, Mississippi. As a child, Andrea was always the fun one, dressing up in costumes, playing different characters and making up accents and changing her voice. Andrea knew at a young age that she wanted to…
Brely Evans- Stops By To Talk About Her New Class, “Acting Class: What They Didn’t Tell You”
May 8 • 21 min
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Christina Elmore- Talks The Casting Process For Her Role As Condola On HBO’s Insecure & Never Feeling A Sense Of Rejection When She Doesn’t Book A Role
May 6 • 37 min
Christina Elmore is a film, televison and theater performer living and working in Los Angeles. With an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a MFA in acting from American Conservatory Theater, Christina has performed roles across all genres.…
Fernlea Crump-Murchison- Playwright & Founder of A Sound Vision, Inc, Talks About Her Journey Along With Years Of Writing & Producing Faith Based Stage Plays
May 4 • 42 min
A Sound Vision, Inc. (ASV) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation located in Sacramento, CA, servicing the greater Sacramento area. Founded in 2008, its mission is to provide hope and motivation through inspirational based stage plays, in a family friendly…
Paula Bryant-Ellis- Talks About Her New Powerful Series, Behind Her Faith & Staying True To Her Vision
Apr 29 • 46 min
Paula Bryant-Ellis is a Los Angeles-based film director and producer. Prior to returning to the entertainment industry, where she started her career as an accountant in television, she held multiple leadership roles in banking and finance; including Chief…
Audrey Harris- Talks Her Plans To Merge Faith And Hollywood & Gives Some Real Advice To Actors Looking To Make That Move To L.A.
Apr 27 • 42 min
I am a working actress, singer and motivational speaker whose blessed to be doing what I love and changing lives in the process. I was raised as an only child on the South Side of Chicago and learned at an early age that I had a knack for the performing…
Samah Damanhoori- Talks Her Animated Short Film, Madina Paper (Paper City) & Being A Saudi Women’s Rights Activist Fighting Against Her Country’s Male Guardianship Rules
Apr 26 • 24 min
Hi, my name is Samah Damanhoori. I came to the U.S in 2014 from Saudi Arabia on a Saudi scholarship to study at Notre Dame de Namur, Belmont, CA. I was doing great at school when, in 2016, without warning Mahram (male-guardian) decided to cancel my…
Allyse Gibson- Talks Transitioning From Her 9 to 5, Creating Her Own Content & Taking Her Career Into Her Own Hands
Apr 20 • 57 min
Allyse is a singer and actor from South Florida. With many years of professional cheer and dance experience, Allyse is a high-energy performer and enjoys connecting with fans live on stage. She is known for her petite stature, animated performance and…
Shana Solomon- Talks Her New Book, “The Actor’s Hustle” & Teaching Actors How To Take Their Careers To The Next Level
Apr 17 • 52 min
Shana Solomon is one of the industries leading career coaches for actors. She uses a culturally responsive approach in coaching beginning, intermediate and experienced actors on how to become working actors on television and in film. Shana is an award…
Charmin Lee- Talks Maintaining Success In The Business For Over 30 Years & Her Online Masterclass, Book IT- Audition Technique- The Secrets
Apr 13 • 57 min
CHARMIN LEE, Creator/Executive Producer “Bread and buttered” in Denver Colorado, Charmin Lee is most known for her role as “Maya’s mom, Jeanette,” on ABC’s Girlfriends. Since then her career has continued to soar with big screen credits like Just Mercy,…
Angela White- Talks Her Powerful Film, A Question Of Faith, New Book & Online School For Actors
Apr 10 • 37 min
Whereas many influencers and icons in Hollywood seek to gain a greater following nationwide, her purpose is so much bigger. For film producer, author and motivational speaker, Angela White, it’s not about the lights and cameras. It’s about the legacy she…
Damien D. Smith- Talks Creating Opportunities, Making A Name For Himself & Making An Impact Through His Art
Apr 9 • 76 min
Actor and filmmaker Damien D. Smith is a lifelong storyteller. With more than 15 years of experience in theatre, television, and film, Smith is driven by both a responsibility to shed light on injustice and oppression and a deep-rooted passion for…
Louis Stancil- Talks Coaching Actors & Cultivating The Artist Gifts
Apr 7 • 20 min
Acting Coach, Louis Stancil, saw the need to help talent better understand the entertainment industry. Through his talkback platform and with the help of top industry professionals, he has helped elevate the careers of countless talent across the country.…
Linara Washington- Talks Taking Her MCAT Money To Buy Headshots & Eventually Pursuing Her Dreams Of Becoming An Actor
Apr 6 • 46 min
Linara Washington was born in the little town of Beaufort, SC to a beautiful Brazilian woman and an American son of a preacher man. Her mother spoke no English at the time, which has given Linara the added benefit of being fluent in Portuguese. She…
Sheila Jaye- Talks Transitioning From The Atlanta Market To Los Angeles & How Actors Can Best Prepare
Apr 3 • 25 min
Sheila Jaye is a trained actress for film and television, and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Originally being born in Flint, MI, she spent a great deal of her childhood being raised in Atlanta, GA. It was there where she discovered, and honed her…
Terrence Terrell- Emmy Award Winning Actor Talks His Journey Of Faith, Focus & Freedom And How It Led To His Ultimate Success
Mar 30 • 38 min
Daytime Emmy Winning Actor, Terrence Terrell was raised in the small town of Cleveland, Mississippi. He displayed an affinity for entertainment at a young age. As a child, he would entertain anyone who would watch and listen. The 80’s hit “My Prerogative”…
Lena Anthony- A Soul Inspired Conversation With The Creator & Host Of Soulful Sundaze
Mar 27 • 47 min
Drive, passion and beauty is personified within Lena Anthony. This Philadelphia Native has taken the Los Angeles acting scene by storm since her emergence a few years ago. As a young girl, Anthony knew she would be successful. She’s a Penn State graduate,…
Tray Chaney- Talks About His Start From HBO’s The Wire To Saints & Sinners And How Content Creation Has Been The Key To His Continued Success
Mar 23 • 18 min
Tray Chaney (Saints And Sinners, The Wire) , a multitalented artist/entertainer who first began performing at the age of 8 as a rapper/dancer, is best known for his role as “Poot” on HBO’s original hit series The Wire. He made his first film appearance in…
Nadia Flamenco- Talks Commitment, Balance & Stopping At Nothing To Acheive Success
Mar 16 • 28 min
Nadia Flamenco is an actress, producer and filmmaker known for Good For One Free Hug (2018), Millennial Dating and K.C. (2018). She talks about how she got her start at 4 years old in El Salvador to eventually moving to the United States and reinventing…
Judi Johnson- Co-Host Of Soulful Sundaze Talks Faith, Confidence & Passion vs Purpose
Mar 13 • 42 min
Judi Johnson discovered her love for entertainment as a young girl in Jamaica. Watching her eldest sister compete in the “Miss Jamaica” pageant ignited in her a passion for the runway, inspiring her to emulate the glamour models she saw onscreen and in…
Kiah Alexandria Clingman- How She Booked Her First SAG Role On Undercover Brother 2 From A Table Read
Jan 29 • 54 min
Kiah Alexandria Clingman is an actress and producer from Cincinnati, OH. A 2015 summa cum laude graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., she received a degree in Communications with emphasis on Advertising and a minor in Theatre Arts and…
Erman Baradi- Top Networker In Hollywood Talks Creating His Own Lane & The Power Of Networking
Jan 14 • 24 min
Erman Baradi is a blossoming filmmaker and screenwriter from Virginia Beach, Virginia. In 2012, he received a Bachelor of Communication & Arts in Cinema-Television at Regent University. His first gig in the entertainment industry was working with No…
Maria Tornberg- Headshot Photographer Talks About What It Takes To Get A Great Headshot
Jan 9 • 23 min
Maria Tornberg is a former international fashion model and actress. Born and raised in Sweden, she has lived and worked in Paris, Milan, Barcelona and New York. Most well known for her roles in the comedies “Super Troopers” and “Two and a Half Men”, Maria…
Taja V. Simpson- How Her Hard Work & Faith Helped Her To Manifest Her Role On Tyler Perry’s The Oval
Jan 7 • 63 min
Taja V. Simpson is a Louisiana native of West African and European decent and her colorful background allows her to constantly bring new characters to life. She fell in love with acting when she was seven years old when she and her cousins would ‘play…
Chasity Saunders- How The Tragic Loss Of Her Father Helped Her To Walk In Her Purpose
Nov 18, 2019 • 56 min
Passionate, Purpose Driven, Accomplished and Enterprising, Chasity Saunders is a notable american actress, plus-size supermodel and TV host with a professional career boasting hundreds of credits, editorials and major fashion campaigns with clients like…
Gi’onna Kamille- Talks Using Life Challenges To Bring Life To Her Characters & How Doing Riverdale Reaction Videos Have Opened Doors For Her Career
Nov 15, 2019 • 36 min
Gi’onna Kamille was born and raised in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, PA. She caught the acting bug at the age of five and began working in print modeling until she was eight. She went on to study theatre and dance at the Philadelphia High…
Caryn Ward Ross- Actress & Executive Producer Of “Craig Ross Jr’s Monogamy” Talks About How Working On Herself From The Inside Out Has Helped Her Maintain Success In The Business
Nov 14, 2019 • 36 min
Multi-hyphenate Caryn Ward Ross is an actress, producer, and writer born and based in Los Angeles. Her television acting credits include guest starring and recurring roles on such hit shows as BET’s “The Game”, HBO’s “ Entourage”, “Jane The Virgin,” and…
Judy Kain- With Over 400 Commercials & 80 Credits, Acting Coach & Owner Of Keep It Real Acting Studios In Los Angeles Shares Her Story
Nov 13, 2019 • 38 min
Judy has been a professional actress for 40 years, showcasing her skills & talents in over 350 commercials & in over 80 roles for film and television. Some of her more well-known credits include a recurring role on the Emmy- winning show Mad Men,…
Jazmen Darnell Brown- TV Writer For OWN’s Ambitions Talks About His Journey In The Industry
Nov 12, 2019 • 33 min
At the impressionable age of eight, Jazmen set his sights on one of the most coveted and rewarding jobs in the universe - becoming a Power Ranger. However, once he discovered the skittle-colored crew of intergalactic crime fighters were nothing more than…
Duane Finley- Talks Auditioning and Booking His First Role As “Young Slim” In The Film “The Wood”
Nov 8, 2019 • 29 min
Duane Finley is born and raised in Inglewood, California. He began his acting career as “young Slim” in the classic film “The Wood” while attending Inglewood High School. He received an academic scholarship to Utah State University shortly after…
George Pierre- Top Atlanta Casting Director Shares His Knowledge Of The Casting Process
Oct 29, 2019 • 41 min
GEORGE PIERRE, CSA – CASTING DIRECTOR Since opening its doors in 2007, Pierre Casting has had the pleasure of casting for CNN, TBS, BET, DISNEY, TV ONE, FOX, NBC UNIVERSAL and most recently OWN. Pierre Casting has worked on feature films like: NO GOOD…
Maria Howell- Talks About How Being A Featured Extra In ‘The Color Purple’ Launch Her Acting & Singing Career
Oct 14, 2019 • 57 min
Mere words can only capture the refrain of her awesome talent. She is the ballad of beauty and elegance. The melodies flowing from the petite vocalist are truly amazing. While casting a spellbinding smile, she mesmerizes her captive audience with…
Sara Mornell- Acting Coach Talks The Mornell Method & Teaching Her Actors To Be Fearless While Owning The Audtion Room
Oct 8, 2019 • 58 min
Sara Mornell has shared her 23+ years of extensive knowledge coaching actors, athletes, and entertainers to live in their truths and train like Olympians to meet the demands of Hollywood. Recognizing that the current training and methodology based in…
Mara Hall- Talks Booking Her First Series Regular Role On OWN’s Ambitions After 11 Years
Oct 7, 2019 • 42 min
Mara Hall is best known for her recent co-star roles in Scandal (ABC) and The Quad(BET), supporting role in A Question of Faith (Silver Lining Entertainment), lead role in the comedic film Loqueesa, and her role as Nurse Kathleen on the award-winning ABC…
Dinora Walcott- Talks The Ups & Downs Of The Industry & Her Love For Coaching Other Actors
Oct 2, 2019 • 37 min
Dinora Walcott is originally from Boston, Massachusetts. She is an actress known for shows such as The Big Bang Theory, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, a recurring character on all seven seasons of ABC’s Scandal, and a recurring character on…
Jerrel O’Neal- Talks Using His Gifts & Hunger To Keep Him Going On His Journey As An Actor
Oct 1, 2019 • 32 min
Jerrel O’Neal is a native of Detroit MI. He is an NAACP Award winning actor that attended Alabama State University were he received his B.A in Theater under The Direction of Brian Martin, and Tonea Stewart. He went on to sign an professional acting…
Khalimah- Creator Of The Bi-Weekly Networking Event “Screening Room ATL & Screening Room LA”
Sep 30, 2019 • 34 min
Khalimah hails from Jamaica, Queens in The Big Apple but currently resides in the film making heaven in the city of Angels, Los Angeles, CA. She has been driven by her passion for the performing arts from a young age. She does it all from hosting events,…
Sheila Tajada- How Taking Risk In Her Life & Career Have Played A Major Role In Her Success
Sep 27, 2019 • 35 min
Sheila Tejada was born and raised in Southern California. Her parents came to America from the Philippines with one suitcase to their name. From her parents, Sheila grew up learning how to take risks, work hard and follow her dreams. She recently filmed a…
Naomi Mack- Talks The Importance Of Collaboration, Her Love For Auditioning & How Living Life Freely Has Created Opportunities For Her
Sep 26, 2019 • 39 min
Naomi Mack is a ball of fiery energy with a love for the arts, health, and athletics. She’s a magnetic actress, fitness instructor, model, and host with an adventurous, down to earth spirit. Though her vibrant commercial look is as undeniable as her…
Khalilah Joi- Talks Winning ABC’s Talent Competition & Her Powerful Role On ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ As A Rape Victim
Sep 25, 2019 • 43 min
Born in Thomasville, Georgia and raised in Hampton, Virginia, Khalilah Joi is a bonafide Southern girl–freshwater fishing, debutante balls and all. With aspirations of being a broadcast journalist, she attended The University of Virginia, where she…
Brittany Inge- Talks Being Upgraded To Series Regular On BET’s Boomerang & The Mindset Shifts She’s Made With That Position
Sep 24, 2019 • 45 min
Brittany Inge is a multi-hyphenate artist and activist from Laurel, MD. She is a graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC and Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. After graduating cum laude from Spelman, with a degree in music, Brittany…
Daniel Croix Henderson- Star of Tyler Perry’s Upcoming Show “The Oval” Talks About His Desire To Help People Heal Through Storytelling
Sep 23, 2019 • 48 min
Daniel Croix Henderson attended the State University of New York’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Purchase as a member of the class of 2017. He joins the ranks of other notable Purchase alumni such as Parker Posey, Melissa Leo, Wesley Snipes, Edie Falco,…
LaQuanda Plantt- Talks About Her Love For Casting & Gives Actors Advice On Auditioning
Sep 20, 2019 • 30 min
LaQuanda Plantt, founded ElleQ Casting in 2009. ElleQ Casting is a casting company specializing in Principal Casting for any type of project from feature films to music videos. Her credits include the feature films Walk Away from Love starring Noree…
Novi Brown- Talks Booking Her First Series Regular Role On Tyler Perry’s New BET Show Sistas, Without Ever Booking A Co-Star Or Guest Star Role
Sep 18, 2019 • 47 min
Born in the beautiful city of Berlin, Germany, Novi Brown has been able to explore many of Earth’s treasures. But, New York City holds the key to this actor’s thespian heart. Sporadically, Novi has dabbled in the arts since a young age, varying from the…
Warren S.L. Burke- Talks Quitting His Corporate Job In Iowa To Becoming A Full Time Actor In Los Angeles
Sep 17, 2019 • 116 min
Warren Burke is an actor-writer-improviser-pizza connoisseur from Chicago, IL. After graduating from the Tennessee State University with a Business Administration Degree, Warren put his pricey diploma in the recycling bin and moved to Los Angeles, CA to…
Reece Odum- How Her Acting Career Flourished In A Short Amount Of Time
Sep 16, 2019 • 40 min
Reece Odum is a native of Atlanta GA. This award winning actress has always had a true love for the performing arts. In just a short time, her acting career quickly flourished allowing her the opportunity of completing several film and television projects…
Errol Sadler- Gives Insight On What It Means & What It Takes To Be A Great Movie Producer
Sep 14, 2019 • 32 min
From the streets of Brooklyn Ny to the heart of Atlanta, Ga, Errol Sadler is becoming one of Atlanta’s most sought after producer in the film industry. He made his Producer debut in 2009 with “Eros”, a short dramatic thriller that deals with the…
Racquel Bailey- Talks About Her Decision To Put Up A Billboard In An Effort To Get Tyler Perry’s Attention
Sep 11, 2019 • 32 min
Racquel Bailey is a wife and mother of two children, 13 year old son Elijah and 14month old daughter Diana, whom stepped out on faith. Feeling as if having a calling to impact the world through acting, she did what most may call crazy. She dedicated her…
Anthony Meindl- The Art Of Being You; Teaching Actors To Be Vulnerable, Removing Facades & Taking Risk
Sep 10, 2019 • 46 min
Anthony Meindl is an LA-based Writer/Director/Teacher/Founder of AMAW studios worldwide, with studios in LA, London, NY, Santa Fe, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney and Atlanta. He has also taught internationally in Sofia, Rome, Capetown, Melbourne, and Paris.…
Shayla Love- Talks Fully Embracing & Thriving Within Her Artistic Journey
Sep 9, 2019 • 63 min
A graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, Shayla Love holds a diverse background in theatre, television, film and radio. During her time in Las Vegas, she was known as a spoken word poet and for 3 years, the…
Kareem Grimes- His Love For The Craft & Passion For Acting Has Helped Him To Maintain His Success In The Business
Sep 5, 2019 • 39 min
Actor Kareem Grimes has not only believed that he would be a success in life, he is a living testament to that school of thought. The Los Angeles native has had his sights set on gracing the silver screen since the age of nine and has never once looked…
Dawn Halfkenny- How A Leap Of Faith At A Cattle Call Audition Turned Into A Full Time Acting Career
Sep 4, 2019 • 32 min
With her energetic and charismatic personality it’s hard to miss her unforgettable smile. Born in the mountains of West Virginia, raised deep in the heart of Central Texas, Dawn is a poised and polished professional on the rise. Since Atlanta is known to…
Kendrick Cross- Talks About How Within The Last 3 Years He’s Averaged Over 30 Bookings Per Year
Sep 3, 2019 • 30 min
Kendrick Cross is a bicoastal actor working in Los Angeles and Atlanta, with roots in South Carolina and Smoketown, the Shepherd’s Square neighborhood in Louisville, KY, a place of humble beginnings, made famous by Muhammad Ali. He started his…
Tasia Grant- Talks Transitioning From Her Corporate Career To Becoming An Actress in Film & TV
Sep 2, 2019 • 55 min
Tasia (pronounced “Tasha”) is a professional actress who has been cast in over 20 films, 30 TV episodes and numerous national commercials. With over 20 years acting, she has extensive experience working in many genres: print, television, commercials and…
Jazmin Monee’ Brehaut- Talks About Her Powerful & Raw Performance In Her Very First Feature Film, The Broken Rose
Aug 30, 2019 • 41 min
I am 25 years young, born and raised in Oakland CA! I’ve always known I wanted to be an A-list celebrity actress and that I absolutely would be! From the time I was able to speak I’ve been in church plays, school plays, beauty pageants etc. Once I got to…
Santiago Rosas- Talks About How His Training and Respect For The Process Helped Him To Grow As A Person & An Actor
Aug 29, 2019 • 46 min
Santiago Rosas was born and raised in the state of Arizona to immigrant parents from Michoacán, Mexico. Santiago, a graduate of the Meisner Technique Studio in San Francisco, has called the Bay Area home for seven years. He’s been in such roles as Benny…
Jasmine Burke- Talks About Her Book, Work Your Audtion & How Auditioning Is The Gateway To Booking The Job
Aug 28, 2019 • 34 min
Jasmine Burke is an award-winning American Actor, Filmmaker, Author, Entertainer who studied on full scholarship at Kennesaw State University and studied film at Harvard. Currently starring as the mischievous Dr. Christie in Bounce TV’s #1 rated Original…
Miguel Nunez, Jr- Faith, Determiniation, Belief & God Led Him To His Ultimate Success
Aug 27, 2019 • 34 min
The Miguel A. Nunez, Jr. story is a message of hope, faith, determination and success. At the age of 17 Miguel A. Nunez Jr. ran away from the small tobacco town of Wilson, North Carolina. Growing up poor and living in a house of eleven, a house where he…
Host Mel V Celebrates 100 Episodes Of The Actors Lounge
Aug 26, 2019 • 51 min
Hey guys!! Today I celebrate 100 episodes of the Actors Lounge. I figured it would be fun to give you guys a behind the scenes peek into The Actors Lounge. So I’m actually the special guest today and my husband is interviewing me. We talk about how The…
Esther Seznie- Breaks Down The Role Of A Casting Director & Gives Actors The Inside Scoop On The Business
Aug 23, 2019 • 47 min
With years of experience as a casting associate, esther opened esther + casting in 2009. Armed with a great eye, superb connections, and one of the finest reputations in the casting business, esther + casting is ready to make your next project come to…
Donté Clark- Talks Finding Success In His Own City and Creating Opportunites for Himself & Others In His Community
Aug 22, 2019 • 38 min
Instagram- @donblak Donté Clark, born February 27 1990, a native of Richmond California, reigns as one of the most prolific writers and voices out of the Bay Area arts community. Donté is not only eclectic in the art of storytelling through the spoken…
George Ketsios- Gives Insight On The Commercial Casting Process
Aug 21, 2019 • 54 min
George Ketsios is a born and bred Chicagoan, who built a thriving career in the Chicago theatre community before relocating to Los Angeles to enjoy great success as an actor in television and film. His most notable guest starring roles include…
Anthony Alabi- Walked Away From A Two Year NFL Contract To Pursue His Dreams Of Becoming An Actor
Aug 20, 2019 • 25 min
Anthony Alabi is a multi-talented actor and former NFL lineman for the Miami Dolphins. Hard work and passion are what drives him in his pursuits of acting, writing and performing. That dedication is now paying off. Alabi can be seen starring in his first…
Kelcy Griffin- Shares The Key Factors That Have Helped Her Book More Work
Aug 19, 2019 • 32 min
Kelcy is a proud Chicago Native! She started training in ballet at a young age where she quickly discovered her passion for performing. In middle school she joined the famous Chicago Children Choir, which allowed her to find her voice. Throughout her…
Evan Joelle- Talks How He Tapped Into The Role Of A Pimp In His First Feature Film, The Broken Rose
Aug 18, 2019 • 25 min
Born in 1993, Evan was exposed to music at a young age. Though singing in choirs and learning to read sheet music provided invaluable experience, it wasn’t until the age of 16 that Evan realized performing on stage was his real aspiration. From touring…
Carrie Olsen- How She Turned Her Love For Voiceover Into A Full Time Career
Aug 14, 2019 • 27 min
Carrie Olsen is a voice actor, business coach, wife, and mother of two whose voice you can hear on TV and radio promoting brands like Home Chef, REI, Netflix, TNT, and many others. Voiceover is her dream job, allowing her to perform and create as an actor…
Lilia Luciano- The Other Side of Filmmaking With A Documentary Film Director & Investigative Journalist
Aug 13, 2019 • 23 min
Lilia Luciano is an award-winning investigative journalist, documentary film director, producer, and public speaker. Luciano has a unique style of reporting that was developed over a decade of video storytelling. As the chief investigative correspondent…
Anjelika Washington- Booked Her First Series Regular Role With Zero Credits
Aug 12, 2019 • 72 min
Anjelika was previously a series regular on the Amazon pilot The Legend of Master Legend playing John Hawkes’ daughter. She is currently a series regular on DC Universes ‘Stargirl’, and co-starring in the upcoming Netflix film ‘Tall Girl’ releasing late…
Mike Dopud- Talks Working His Way Up In The Business, Starting Off As A Stuntman/Background Actor To Eventaully Becoming A Series Regular
Aug 11, 2019 • 19 min
Mike Dopud stars in the critically acclaimed, award winning Sci-Fi feature film VIRTUAL REVOLUTION a dark, futuristic movie about the technological revolution. Mike plays shadow agent NASH for which he has garnered several Best Actor awards at various…
Jane Drake Brody- Master Teacher, Coach & Author, Talks About The Art Of Acting & The Business Of Acting
Aug 10, 2019 • 73 min
Jane Drake Brody’s achievements encompass a life of dealing with the Art, Science and Business of Acting. From directing (and costuming) Bye Bye, Birdie! at age sixteen in high school, to the recent publication of two landmark books; “The Actor’s Business…
Erica Page- After Quitting Her Job & Surrendering 100% To God, She Began To Book Consistently & Eventually Booked 2 Series Regular Roles
Aug 9, 2019 • 28 min
Vivacious, warm and compassionate — just a few words to describe Erica Page. With a decade of credits under her belt, Erica has graced the screen for hit shows including Sleepy Hollow, Saints and Sinners, Ozark, Dynasty, The Resident, Last Call and now,…
Tiffany Daniels- After Booking Her First Speaking Role She Booked 12 More Back To Back.
Aug 8, 2019 • 62 min
Tiffany Daniels was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She is a graduate of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, and received a bachelor of science in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Cornell University . Upon graduation Tiffany…
Marquita Goings- How Finding The Right Acting Coach Took Her Career To The Next Level
Aug 7, 2019 • 39 min
Athens, Georgia native, Marquita Goings relocated to Atlanta to attend Georgia State University (GSU). While matriculating at GSU, Marquita changed her major from Kinesiology to Film, with a minor in Theatre. Theatre performance served as a creative…
Lana Young- Becoming A Successful Actress After Starting Her Career At Age 33
Aug 6, 2019 • 52 min
Lana, who has worked professionally since receiving her M.A. in Acting from the Arts Educational School London in her 30s, is currently recurring as Dr. Mary Osder in Fox’s hospital drama The Resident and as Inez Trujillo in OWN’s new saga AMBITIONS…
Nicole Collins- How A Lack Of Auditions Pushed Her To Create Her Own Content
Aug 5, 2019 • 31 min
Nicole Collins is an actress, host and filmmaker from Louisiana. She was born and raised in rural Alexandria, LA with a conservative, Catholic upbringing. Her work is reflective of her transition from this lifestyle to a more liberal, spiritual way of…
Anais Lee- Talks Her Role In “The Sun Is Also A Star” & Working With Yara Shahidi
Aug 4, 2019 • 8 min
Anais Marie Lee and her identical twin sister, Mirabelle Lee, were born on January 9, 2007. Anais began her career at three years old as a print model and has appeared in numerous advertisements for major retailers. Anais and Mirabelle shared the role of…
Ciera Payton- Talks Booking A Lead Role Opposite Steven Seagal While Still Being A Student, Working With Tyler Perry & How Growing Up In New Orleans Shaped Her
Aug 1, 2019 • 84 min
Ciera Payton is an accomplished actor, writer, social activist and entrepreneur hailing from the city of New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, Ciera and her family relocated to North Carolina where she graduated with a B.F.A. from the University of the…
Behzad Dabu- How He Turned A Smaller Role Into A Bigger Role On How To Get Away With Murder
Jul 31, 2019 • 56 min
Behzad Dabu is an actor, producer, and activist based out of both Los Angeles and Chicago. He grew up in Syracuse, NY and got his BFA in Acting from Columbia College Chicago, where he also worked after college as the Senior International Admissions…
Christine Horn- Becoming A Booking Magnet, Lessons From Her New Book, “Playing Small: The Actor’s Guide To Becoming A Booking Magnet”
Jul 29, 2019 • 27 min
FREE Get Booked! Playbook: www.getbookedplaybook.com Buy the Book: www.whyplaysmall.com Facebook + IG: @actresschristinehorn Christine Horn is an award-winning actress and singer who has performed in feature films, primetime television and on Broadway.…
Sheena Faust- Actress, Writer, Director, Producer & Creator of The Web Series “Why Am I Still Single?”
Jul 25, 2019 • 30 min
Sheena Faust is an actress, director, writer, and producer! Her love for the performing arts started young, but she did not really begin to pursue it until high school. She went on to receive a Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of South Carolina.…
Tia Link- She Quit Her Job As A Lawyer To Become A Full Time Actress
Jul 25, 2019 • 34 min
Tia Link originally hails from Bountiful, Utah — yes, that’s a real place! After working as lawyer for almost a decade, she discovered she’d rather feed her soul than her wallet. She was trained in New York at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute…
Fikile M Kani- Actor, Writer, Filmmaker and Creator of Tech Bae
Jul 24, 2019 • 56 min
Fikile M Kani (Tech Baes ​Creator/Writer​)is a Lesotho born comedian/actor/writer from South Africa who’s a recent graduate of the Grad Acting program at NYU. She has starred on several hit TV shows including ​It’s Complicated​ (Mzansi Magic) Season 1 and…
TIffany Copeland- Voice Actress and founder of Black Girl Voiceover World
Jul 23, 2019 • 47 min
Tiffany Copeland is an actress on-camera and in the voiceover booth. Sheʼs a voiceover business coach, and host of the Black Girl Voiceover World podcast. Her clients include the Ohio Lottery, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Paramount Healthcare and more. She’s…
Danielle Pinnock- Actor, Playwright, Coach and Co-creator or Hashtag Booked
Jul 17, 2019 • 50 min
Danielle Pinnock currently stars in the hit CBS Comedy, Young Sheldon, the spinoff to the popular, multi-Emmy award winning television series The Big Bang Theory. The single camera, half-hour comedy was created by Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro who…
LaNisa Frederick- Actress, Content Creator, Voice Actor and Co-creator of Hashtag Booked
Jul 15, 2019 • 29 min
Midwest native LaNisa Frederick is an actor, voiceover artist, and educator. She arrived in LA in 2017 and honed her craft in Chicago performing at the Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, the acclaimed Second City…
Paul Hungerford- Teacher & Improviser Talks About His Love For Acting And Cinema
Jul 12, 2019 • 59 min
Paul Hungerford studied acting and film making at Emerson College in Boston, and continued his studies at the British American Dramatic Academy’s summer in Oxford, England, playing Oliver in As You Like It and Claudio in Measure for Measure. Once in Los…
Javicia Leslie- Talks Her Break Out Role On CBS’s “God Friended Me”
Jul 10, 2019 • 27 min
Stunningly beautiful and charismatic Javicia Leslie lights up the screen on her breakout role on “God Friended Me” (Sundays on CBS). The German born, beauty is captivating audiences with her first role as series regular alongside Joe Morton and Brandon…
Andrea Lewis- Talks The Importance Of Finding & Establishing Yourself Within The Business
Jul 8, 2019 • 56 min
Andrea’s artistic talents emerged at age 5 and even before celebrating her 16th birthday, this Toronto born, Entertainer had already acted alongside Hollywood heavyweights such as Diahann Carroll in The Natalie Cole Story and Wesley Snipes and Dr. Maya…
Nana Ghana- Talks Her Creative Journey & How She Came To Develop Herself & Her Craft
Jun 12, 2019 • 61 min
NANA GHANA was named by Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine as “ONES TO WATCH” coming out of Sundance 2018, where her co-starring role in the film WHITE RABBIT premiered. As a writer/ director Nana Ghana has made her film festival debut at the Cannes…
Lawrence Chau- Talks His Powerful Short Film “Justice For Vincent” & Being An Asian Male In The Business
Jun 10, 2019 • 43 min
Lawrence Chau is a multi-faceted, multi-award-winning entertainer with an illustrious portfolio spanning acting, hosting, writing, producing and music. He has worked in Canada, Asia and now America. Currently based in Los Angeles, Lawrence travels to…
Elise Neal- Talks About Her Successful Career Spanning Over Three Decades
Jun 7, 2019 • 41 min
Neal is a theater, television and film entertainer known for her many roles in television series as well as the films Rosewood, Scream 2 and Logan. Elise began her career as a dancer from an early age, first in ballet and later musical theater. After she…
Nate Duncan- Gives Insight On The Process of Film Festivals & Talks About His Short Film, “The Interview
Jun 2, 2019 • 34 min
Nate grew up in the Bay Area and has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. Since graduating from Santa Clara University with a Degree in Acting he has been featured in commercials, Print ads, TV shows and Films all over the world.…
Jackie Dallas- Talks About Transitioning From Being A Doctor For 4 Years To Becoming A Full Time Actress
Jun 1, 2019 • 28 min
“Jackie Dallas is an actress best known for her role as Jen, Mr. Clarke’s girlfriend in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things! She has since also appeared on shows such as Criminal Minds, The Resident, The Bold and the Beautiful, NCIS: New Orleans and…
Jerrell Lee Wesley- Talks Taking A Leap Of Faith And Moving To Los Angeles With $1,200 To Chase His Dreams Of Becoming An Actor
May 22, 2019 • 36 min
Jerrell Lee Wesley, actor/writer, grew up in a small rural town in West Florida. His father was a fire-fighter while his mother worked in a SONY factory. He has two older brothers and a younger sister. Being the youngest boy, he constantly found himself…
Lucy Walters- Talks Her Infamous Role As Holly On “Power” & Reflects On Her Early Years Living In New York While Chasing Her Dream
May 21, 2019 • 52 min
LUCY WALTERS can currently be seen as Katie Daly opposite Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano in the Epix’ series “Get Shorty.” She is best known for her role as ‘Holly’ on Starz’ hit show, “Power,” produced by 50 Cent. Walters first gained notoriety in Steve…
Rodney Perry- Talks Surviving A Stroke & How His Perspective For Life Changed After That Experience
May 20, 2019 • 16 min
Perry loves the spotlight at center stage and will never abandon his life as a stand-up comedian delivering his brazen reality based comedy. With 20 years of marriage and six children (5 girls and 1 boy) Perry is an expert on all things family and rips…
Angel Parker- Talks Booking Her First Series Regular Role On Marvel’s Runaway’s After 17 Years
May 17, 2019 • 35 min
Sophisticated, hard-working, and an undeniable talent, Angel Parker has brought to life some of the most dynamic and diverse characters on screen today. In 2018, Angel can currently be seen starring on Marvel’s hit, action drama series, “Runaways,” slated…
Brandon Victor Dixon- Talks His First Perfessional Acting Job As Simba In “The Lion King” & Navigating That Experience
May 16, 2019 • 21 min
Brandon Victor Dixon most recently starred as Collins in “RENT: Live” on FOX and as Judas Iscariot in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (Emmy, Critics Choice and NAACP Image Award nominations). On Broadway, he most recently starred as Aaron…
DaVida Chanel- Talent Manager Of Etcetera and Company Talks About What Makes Actors Marketable & Best Ways To Seek Representation
May 15, 2019 • 54 min
After assisting her employers manage the careers Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson, Mariah Carey, Usher, David E. Talbert, and others at some of the most notable talent management companies in the entertainment industry, DaVida Chanel Smith decided to follow…
Rolando Boyce- Talks His Love For The Craft & Working on Showtimes “The Chi”
May 14, 2019 • 24 min
Rolando is a native of Chicago and has been performing for over 20 years. Multiple credits in Theater, TV & Film. Some theater productions include; Lobby Hero, Topdog/Underdog, Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, Fences, Jitney, Cops & Friends of Cops. Recent TV…
Yolonda Ross- Talks The Importance Of Knowing The Business & Being A Student Of Life
May 13, 2019 • 15 min
Yolonda Ross (Actress/Writer/Director/Producer) is a two-time Film Independent Spirit Award nominee and Gotham Award winner for her feature film debut as a leading actress in HBO’s Stranger Inside and John Sayles’s Go For Sisters. Ross, a native of Omaha,…
Jamall Rashaud Mcmillan- Talks Building His Own Production Company, Challenges Of Independent Filmmaking & Creating Faith Based Films
May 12, 2019 • 60 min
Jamall Rashaud McMillan was born on January 5th. Since the age of two he has been a fine artist and writer. Passionate for the arts, his parents placed him in top schools for art and design and pushed him to follow his dreams. At the age of five he…
Terry Berland- Los Angeles Casting Director Breaks Down The Casting Process & Talks Being A Prepared Actor Before The Audition
May 11, 2019 • 23 min
Terry Berland, CSA, comes from a strong New York advertising agency background, including casting for J. Walter Thompson, Young and Rubicam and served as Head of Casting at BBDO/NY Worldwide. Terry headed the commercial division of Liberman Hirschfeld…
William Uschold- Talks About HIs Powerful Feature Film “The Broken Rose”
May 10, 2019 • 31 min
William Uschold is a visionary screenwriter with a strong love of music that manifested into a career writing music video treatments and producing many recording artist in the San Francisco Bay Area working with talented artist such as Juvenile, Andi…
Kelly Jenrette- Talks Booking Her First Co-Star Role After 7 Years Of Living In Los Angeles
May 9, 2019 • 49 min
Kelly M. Jenrette, a native of Atlanta, now resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Melvin Jackson Jr. She and her husband published a children’s book entitled The Adventures of Jimmy the Fly. Most recently, she booked an ABC pilot, Untitled Leslie…
Thomas Q. Jones- Talks About How He Successfully Transitioned from Being A Professional Football Player To Becoming An Actor & Being Committed To The Craft
May 8, 2019 • 33 min
While best known as an unstoppable All- Pro running back that played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL), Thomas Q. Jones has turned his post-NFL focus to the world of acting in both film and television, and the world of technology as the…
Angela White- Film Producer Gives Advice To Actors Who Feel Stuck & The Importance Of Having A Presence In LA, NYC and ATL
May 7, 2019 • 25 min
As a new evolution in the movie industry emerges, one of the people breaking down barriers and leading the way is Angela White, a film producer and member of the Producer’s Guild of America, who specializes in creating compelling commercial stories with a…
Benjamin Patterson- Talks Working On OWN’s Greenleaf & The Power Of Seeing Yourself Represented On Screen
May 6, 2019 • 41 min
Charismatic television actor and Hollywood’s next leading man Ben Patterson, best known for his pivotal and culturally important roles as the trans-gendered brother of ‘Dr. Ben Warren’ on ABC’s massively popular “Grey’s Anatomy” and the groundbreaking…
Brely Evans
May 1, 2019 • 31 min
Brély Evans is a beautiful multi-talented native from Oakland, California. She is an Actress, Vocalist, Comedienne, and Voice Over Talent. Whether Brély is making you cry in a drama, laugh in a comedy, or challenging you intellectually through her thought…
Avery Mason
Apr 30, 2019 • 55 min
Avery Mason was born on December 20th in Brooklyn, New York. He is the youngest of three children. After graduating from high school, Avery enrolled at University at Albany (SUNY), intent on a career in journalism. However, he caught the acting bug and…
D’Kia Anderson
Apr 27, 2019 • 23 min
D’KIA ANDERSON can be seen in Lethal Weapon (FOX) and Nashville (CMT). She can also be seen in the Season 3 of Bosch (Amazon). Other TV credits include The Thundermans (Nickelodeon) and Happy Endings (ABC). D’KIA has also starred in a dozen national and…
Karon Joseph Riley
Apr 26, 2019 • 45 min
Karon’s joy for visual arts in acting intensified after a first-grade performance in the play, “Puss and Boots.” During football off-seasons, Karon began to master his craft by taking acting class in Los Angeles. One year after retirement from football,…
Yolanda T. Ross
Apr 25, 2019 • 70 min
Yolanda T. Ross is an accomplished multi-hyphenate award-winning socially driven storytelling Actress, Writer, Producer, and Filmmaker. Helming from the deep southern state of Mississippi, she knows how to use expression and control to bring the audience…
Brad Lemack
Apr 23, 2019 • 30 min
Brad Lemack opened Lemack & Company in 1982, following his stint as a publicity executive at pioneering producer Norman Lear’s TV production company, housed on the lot at Universal Studios, in Hollywood. He was responsible for the episodic and series…
Noree Victoria
Apr 19, 2019 • 49 min
Actress, producer, and Baltimore native, Noree Victoria, has been active in the creative arts since childhood. Initially writing imaginative children’s stories, she completed her first bound book at the age of 7. Loving both arts and academics, at age 16,…
Robert Ri’chard
Apr 17, 2019 • 21 min
Robert Ri’chard is one of the most famous and respected faces of Hollywood. His body of work includes both leading man marquees and character roles that show the extensive scope of his talents. Famous film and television director Brian Robbins describes…
Addie Doyle
Apr 12, 2019 • 49 min
Addie is best known for her RECURRING roles on Max Compact, Party at Micah’s and Gluten Free America. She has also co-starred on Scandal and had a supporting role in the TV Movie, Lovin’ Chaos. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
Ryan Ochoa
Apr 10, 2019 • 45 min
Ryan is best known for his SERIES REGULAR role as Lanny on Disney’s Pair of Kings. His film, The Samuel Project, released to theaters nationwide last month. Ryan stars as Eli, alongside Hal Linden. He has also had RECURRING roles on iCarly & Mr. Young, as…
Isaiah C. Morgan
Apr 4, 2019 • 5 min
Isaiah is 10 years old and is currently RECURRING on Season 3 of HBO’s True Detective as Henry Hays (son of Detective Hays played by Mahershala Ali). He has also been seen on such shows as: Crypt TV, College Humor Originals, and Junk Drawer Magical…
Cocoa Brown
Apr 3, 2019 • 27 min
Most notably known for her lead role in Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club and For Better or Worse, the hilarious comedian/actress Cocoa (pronounced Co-kah) Brown treats audiences to thought-provoking humor in which she declares “I don’t tell jokes I…
Christine Horn
Apr 2, 2019 • 57 min
Christine Horn is an award-winning actress and singer who has performed in feature films, primetime television and on Broadway. She is a Life & Career Coach for Actors and founder of the hit show, #ActorsDailyBread and The Booking Magnet Academy.…
Melvin Jackson Jr.
Apr 1, 2019 • 45 min
Emmy Nominated Actor Melvin Jackson Jr. was born on April 4th in Washington D.C. He now resides in Los Angeles with his wife Emmy nominated actress Kelly Jenrette. In which they are the first African American married couple to be nominated for an Emmy in…
Corinne Meadors
Mar 29, 2019 • 57 min
Corinne Meadors is an actor and vocalist who currently resides in Northern California. Originally a native of Massachusetts, Corinne has dedicated her life to acting and singing with a strong penchant for film. She attended the University of Massachusetts…
Tony D. Head
Mar 26, 2019 • 25 min
TONY D HEAD: Tony is best known for his RECURRING role as Maj. Bobby Reed on HBO’s The Wire. He is currently RECURRING on Amazon’s PRIDE the SERIES, Amazon’s Asunder The Series, and UMC’s Bronx SIU . Tony has also been seen on episodes of: Madame…
Tanjareen Thomas
Mar 22, 2019 • 48 min
Tanjareen is an all-around performing artist. Her television credits include: Freeform’s drama FAMOUS IN LOVE, Bounce TV’s sitcom FAMILY TIME (4 seasons), HBO/Cinemax’s ZANE’S THE JUMP OFF (series regular), and Bentley Kyle’s Evan’s 4-episode pilot THE…
Dove Meir
Mar 19, 2019 • 37 min
Dove Meir has been working consistently since his network debut on The Mindy Project in 2012. His credits include guest stars on NCIS:LA, recurring roles on USA Network’s, DIG, and N.C.I.S., Major Crimes, Chris Carter’s The After and more. He is in…
Amanda Diaz
Mar 15, 2019 • 47 min
Amanda Diaz began her training as an Actor in Rowan University’s Theatre Department in 1999. Her true love and passion was acting, but Amanda picked up another creative outlet in Makeup Artistry for the film and beauty industries. After graduating and…
Ski-ter Jones
Mar 14, 2019 • 78 min
Since 1995 Ski-ter has enjoyed a successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor. Ski-ter is known as the “Commercial King” in Hollywood. He has appeared in over 100 national commercial campaigns including Verizon Wireless, McDonalds, BMW,…
Rhavynn Drummer
Mar 8, 2019 • 37 min
Rhavynn Drummer is an Atlanta based Director, Producer, and Casting Director who has always had a love for actors and great performances. She began her career in casting at Tyler Perry Studios. While working at the studio she has participated in the…
Dustin Felder
Mar 5, 2019 • 38 min
Dustin Felder is the go-to acting coach for superstars in Hollywood. Dustin Felder’s films have amassed more than 1.7 billion dollars in international box office sales to date. In 2005, Dustin entered the world of coaching and coached Will Smith’s son,…
Erica Shaffer
Mar 1, 2019 • 44 min
Erica was born and raised in San Diego, California. She grew up dancing with The California Ballet Company and received her BFA in Acting from United States International University in San Diego and her MFA in Acting from The University of Arizona. - Los…
David Figlioli
Feb 26, 2019 • 76 min
David Figlioli is a 25 year veteran of working as a union film, television, commercial and stage actor. David received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and has notably worked in over 100 television…
Gabby Lane
Feb 22, 2019 • 47 min
I was born and raised in Seattle, WA where I began my career as a model. After settling into modeling, I branched out into acting and fell in love with the art. As I was pursuing both modeling and acting, I attended Bellevue College pursuing a degree in…
Shelley Robertson
Feb 19, 2019 • 58 min
Shelley Robertson’s most recent credits include guest starring roles on “The Rookie”, “This Is Us”, “Lucifer” and “Timeless”. She also has upcoming roles in Amazon’s “Goliath”, and Apple TV’s new show, “Morning Show”. Shelley is also best known for her…
Amber Friendly
Feb 15, 2019 • 102 min
Amber is a Chicago native now living and working in LA. With experience on stage, in voiceover, and on screen, her credits include How to Get Away With Murder, Shameless, Grey’s Anatomy, and Parks & Recreation. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
Monica Lawson
Feb 12, 2019 • 69 min
Monica Lawson is a a bi coastal actress and producer based in Los Angeles best known for her roles on NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy and Wakefield. She began her acting career in New York as a classically trained actress who received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch school…
Keena Ferguson
Feb 5, 2019 • 53 min
Classically trained in both drama and dance, Keena Ferguson has performed in a vast array of TV guest roles on many hit TV shows including those such as, Two in a Half Men - (CBS), Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street - (Amazon), and in last year’s…
Tony Gapastione
Jan 29, 2019 • 36 min
Having worked on stage and in front of the camera acting, in print and film for over twenty-five years. Tony is originally from Chicago where he grew his love for theatre (especially Shakespeare), and in Northern California where he became a SAG-AFTRA…
Anthony L. Fernandez
Jan 22, 2019 • 60 min
Anthony L. Fernandez broke on to the scene in 2010, becoming one of the most emotional and intense up and coming actors of today. Fernandez gained public attention for his intimidating performances, such as Cesar Figueroa in, ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ and…
Crystal Lee Brown
Jan 15, 2019 • 70 min
A Philly girl to her core, Crystal Lee Brown ditched cheesesteaks and soft pretzels for sushi and fresh pressed juices in Hollywood, CA. She’s holds a B.A of Fine Arts from Temple University, where she majored in Theater and Journalism. Upon graduation,…
Chris Gardner
Jan 13, 2019 • 28 min
Chris Gardner is an award nominated actor (NAACP, Sunset Baby) whose career has spanned theater, television, film, print, and radio. Hailing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Chris began his work in television on HBO’s, “Oz” and NBC’s…
Tristan Cunningham
Jan 1, 2019 • 36 min
Tristan Cunningham started her performing days when she was only ten years old touring with Vermont’s own home grown country circus, Circus Smirkus. After running away with the circus for eight summers, she decided to change her focus to acting and…
Dawn Ying Yuen
Jan 1, 2019 • 54 min
Ying Yuen started acting at 19 in Singapore performing in Mandarin and English. She did many projects in TVCs, and with the TV Drama Department of Television of Singapore. She moved to Los Angeles in 2001, got herself an agent and an acting coach, started…
Asante Jones
Dec 30, 2018 • 29 min
Asante Jones hails from Cleveland, OH. He’s lived in LA for over 21 years and has amassed quite a list of accomplishments. With over 70 titles on IMDb, he has recurred on several TV shows, such as Scandal and Rosewood a couple years ago. Asante has…
Sasha Compere
Dec 21, 2018 • 75 min
Sasha Compere is a native of Detroit, Michigan and is of Haitian parentage. Her mother and father are both from Haiti. Sasha moved to a small town right outside of Detroit at a young age and attended schools in the metro Detroit area where she began…
Chevonne Hughes
Dec 7, 2018 • 61 min
A graduate of Boston University’s School of Theatre, whose notable alumni include Jason Alexander,Julianne Moore, Geena Davis, Alfre Woodard, and Ginnifer Goodwin. She also had the privelige of studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.…
Nelson Estevez
Dec 4, 2018 • 56 min
A New York native, Nelson Estevez is an actor, a mixed martial artist and an athlete who pushes boundaries and isn’t afraid of a little sweat. Estevez’s career has evolved over the last decade. Beginning in New York City, his training at Terry Schreiber…
Danielle Moné Truitt
Nov 28, 2018 • 44 min
Danielle Moné Truitt was destined to entertain. She is the true definition of a Triple Threat. The actor, singer, and dancer hails from Sacramento, California where she studied Theatre and Dance at Sacramento State University before moving to Los Angeles…
Tre Alexander
Nov 24, 2018 • 71 min
Tre Alexander is a Professional Actress, Voice-over Artist, Plus Size Fashion Model and Commercial Print Model. Tre started acting and modeling at age 12. She is from Maryland and also spent her early childhood years in Germany. Tre went to College at…
Adam Huss
Nov 18, 2018 • 84 min
After graduating with a BA in Drama from Binghamton University in NY, studying under Julliard professor Gene Lesser, Adam Huss moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career doing what he loves most, acting in film and television. Before landing the dynamic role…
Tonya George
Sep 3, 2018 • 39 min
Tonya is a comedic and dramatic actress who has appeared in numerous TV, film, stage and musical theater productions. She performed alongside former American Idol contestant Lakisha Jones in the Musical , Back on the Boards. She played the lead in the…
Jasmine Wright
Aug 23, 2018 • 56 min
Jasmine Wright is an actress and dancer known for her work on TNT, SyFy, and Pure Flix, where she has graced the screen with stars such as Donna Mills, Rebecca Romijn, and Kellita Smith. She has also toured nationally and internationally with Disney Live!…
Morris D. Small
Aug 19, 2018 • 53 min
Morris D. Small, Washington DC accredited SAG AFTRA actor and native, acting for over 15 years as a featured, support, and lead roles in television, film, and industrial. He is a talented, solid and diverse actor in comedy, a fight choreographer, mentor,…
Cassandra Relynn
Jul 26, 2018 • 51 min
Cassandra Relynn is a native of McNeil, AR. She’s performed and stared in many great stage plays such as “Crumbs From the Table of Joy” and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare,” while attending Southern Arkansas, where she received her Bachelor’s…
William H. Bryant Jr.
Jul 13, 2018 • 36 min
Actor William H. Bryant Jr, talks about how he got his start in acting, his love for theater and how he took a leap of faith and made the move to Los Angeles. William talked about his very first audition in Los Angeles for OWN’s Greenleaf and how he ended…
Nakia Burrise
Jun 16, 2018 • 45 min
Actor, producer and director Nakia Burrise checks in with the Actors Lounge to talk about her early start in the business. Nakia booked her first series regular role as Tanya Sloan the yellow ranger on Power Rangers while still a junior in UCLA’s theater…
DoBoy
Jun 9, 2018 • 46 min
Actor, writer, comedian and musician, Doboy stops by The Actors Lounge to talk about how he got started in the entertainment business, taking a leap of faith all while trusting the process. He talks about working on Wild n Out and his position at All Def…
Kaira Akita
Jun 1, 2018 • 87 min
Actress and creator talks about how she got her start in the entertainment industry with her first feature and starring role getting accepted into the Sundance Film Festival and later being turned into a BET TV series called Somebodies to working with…