Nikki Gatzimos

Nikki Gatzimos is originally from Indiana.  She established Gatzimos Productions in 2016 with her first short film "Sisters".  She is currently working on the upcoming short film "Perfect Date" and webisode series "MisAdventures".  She is also working on the script for the feature film "The Farmhouse".  Nikki is represented by Prodigy Talent Agency.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… quiet. observant. strong.

Acting is... an art form with the ability to enlighten, entertain and alleviate. At its best it can enable people to see another perspective, showcase another viewpoint, and help us to learn more about each other ... about ourselves. Allow us to connect with one another, identify with each other and not feel so alone.

My last gig taught me... Grab craft services when you can.  You may not get another chance.

Proudest performance moment... Back home I was performing in a play and a well-respected critic attended the show.  At the end of the performance he gave us a standing ovation.

Most embarrassing audition... I was asked to mime making scrambled eggs and failed miserably.  #I'm not a cook.

Most challenging part... Juliet. It was my first role out of college and I hadn't learned how to deal with the pressure of leading a show.

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... I always knew.  But when I was sixteen I decided that I was going to pursue acting.  I would be unhappy in life if I didn't.

Dying to work with... obviously Meryl. Frances McDormand, Cate Blanchett, Marion Cotillard, Sarah Paulson, Laurie Metcalf, Viola Davis, Allison Janney, Sally Hawkins, Peter Dinklage, Ben Foster, Richard Jenkins, Michael Fassbender ... Coen Brothers, Alejandro Iñárritu, Christopher Nolan, Kathryn Bigelow, Ang Lee, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Torro, Martin Scorsese, Gus Van Sant, Lynne Ramsay, Denis Villeneuve ... and of course, Roger Deakins

Was born to play... Lady Macbeth.

Learn lines by... Repetition and speaking out loud.  Lines always sound different when you actually say them versus saying them in your head.  I go over each section one by one, and I don't move on from the first section until it's memorized.  I focus on the beginning and any challenging sections the most.  I also look at the lines before I go to bed; I find that it helps me to remember them the next day.  Because of this, I don't ever wait until the day of to memorize if I can help it.

Get into character by... It depends on the role.  Some roles need more assistance than others.  Hair, makeup, and wardrobe always help.  Determining how the character walks, what her body language and demeanor are ... and the lines ... the lines help me to get into character.  There're usually one or two lines specifically that will embody the character.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… mmm ... I can alternately wiggle my eyebrows up and down.

Movie I can’t stop talking about... RBG, the documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Better Call Saul, the final season of the Americans and I'm getting ready to finally watch Handmaid's Tale

Currently reading… Stranger in a Strange Land

Car karaoke tune... This is my fight song! Just kidding. I'm deathly afraid of singing.

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... a cosmetologist. ... but I do think I missed my calling as either a boom operator or a blood spatter expert.

Stranger Things character that best represents me… either Eleven or Joyce Byers (Wynona Ryder) ;)

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Natalie Portman.

Actor crush... in no particular order - Denzel Washington, Charlie Weber, Chris Pine, Michael B. Jordan, Dominic Cooper ... and Marion Cotillard.

Sign… Aries, March 24

If I were a color, I'd be… Purple.

Hotel alias… Sarah Connor

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… I like to get away.  Go outside of the city.  Take a drive on the PCH and stop at a beach or winery.

The best advice I ever got… Be yourself.

You can find me at… 

www.NikkiGatzimos.com

http://www.imdb.me/nikkigatzimos

https://www.instagram.com/nikki_gatz

Celine Rosalie

Celine Rosalie was born in Cologne, Germany. She is half Italian and a big part of her is Czech. She grew up mainly in Prague and Cologne, watching her mom perform on stage from a very young age. She went to a Catholic Choir school, spent 5 hours a day doing gymnastics, also singing and playing the piano while getting all her schoolwork done, but after an accident in gymnastics her whole life turned around and she started to focus solely on Acting. Therefore after graduating High School she moved to the UK to attend the Oxford School of Drama which led her to Los Angeles. She is currently finishing her conservatory training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, working towards getting into the conservatory’s Company. She wouldn’t be where she is now without the support of her family and the strong belief that it is that simple and dreams really can come true.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… A determined hardworking Dreamer and a hopeless romantic

Acting is... being vulnerable and experiencing beautiful agony through the exploration of somebody else’s soul to understand the behavior of humans in specific circumstances, further expressed through your own personal thoughts, actions and reactions. 

My last gig taught me... that it’s all in the words, and the more you feed the words, the more reality and truth you get out of it.

Proudest performance moment... was the moment I let go for the first time as an actor. I didn’t think about what I should do or should be feeling, it all just came together. It was during a tough time in my real life but being able to feel that on stage and to use what was going on almost felt cathartic. I was the character. I had her thoughts and emotions. This was a scene that I was working on from the play Hedda Gabler, and it felt magical to be able to get there emotionally. 

Most embarrassing audition... was when I had to audition for a mute character. I did my best to learn as much sign language as I could in the short time I had, but they wanted me to talk anyway and I didn’t really know what I was doing. It just felt wrong and so odd.

Most challenging part... Venus in Fur. She is just such a complex and strong character, I am still working on her and trying to completely get her. It’s a lot of fun though!

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... when I saw my mom performing on stage. I was enticed. I felt how the atmosphere of the theater changed and I started noticing how it affected the audience. Laughing, crying, I didn’t care, but I knew I just wanted to make people feel something that might change them or make them see things in their own lives they might have never noticed before.

Dying to work with... Meryl Streep, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Quentin Tarantino, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron

Was born to play... oh no, this is a tough question…I think Millie from Picnic, I would love to play Vivian from Pretty Woman and I’d love to say Wonder Woman but Gal Gadot is really awesome.

Learn lines by... repetition, writing, listening and recordings

Get into character by... music, writing a diary as the character, Mannerisms, specific movements and behaviors the character has

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I have a creature voice, it’s basically a character that’s really funny and sometimes just comes out, I call her ‘creature Ceze’ :D

Movie I can’t stop talking about... I absolutely love Top Gun, Pretty Woman, Robin Hood (with Kevin Costner), WW, Rocky, Goodfellas, Girl Interrupted and any old classic, agh there are so many amazing movies!!!

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Daredevil, Game of Thrones, Black Mirror and I’m curious about Jessica Jones

Currently reading… A biography: The Two Lives of Errol Flynn by Michael Freedland

Car karaoke tune... Old Time Rock n’ Roll, Summer of '69, anything from the Grease Soundtrack

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... a doctor or a gymnast

Stranger Things character that best represents me… Eleven

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… myself I hope or maybe AnnaSophia Robb or Julia Roberts

Actor crush... Tom Cruise, Ian Somerhalder, Pierce Brosnan (especially as James Bond)

Sign… Aries

If I were a color, I'd be… Red

Hotel alias… Never thought of that before, but I don’t have to think twice about this one: Diana Prince

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… any of the hidden Malibu Beaches, Mulholland Drive and a little park very close to Runyon Canyon that I found not long ago.

The best advice I ever got… You are enough. Completely trust yourself and let go.

You can find me at… 

https://www.backstage.com/u/celine-rosalie-zoppe/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9108749/

https://www.instagram.com/celine.rosalie/

Henry Carbeck

Henry Carbeck is a young actor originally from Scottsdale, Arizona who is always searching for great food to eat and beautiful films to watch. He is currently finishing his conservatory training at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and is so excited to begin his journey into the world.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… motivated, passionate, kind

Acting is... holding your heart in your hands and allowing others to touch it.

My last gig taught me... that it’s really a wonderful thing being needed to do more than acting in a production in order to get a story told. 

Proudest performance moment... Harold Gorringe in ‘Black Comedy’

Most embarrassing audition... not fully knowing my sides for a theatre audition so I had to come up with alternative lines.

Most challenging part... James in ‘Time Stands Still’ 

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... Sophomore year in High School a lady came up to me after a Shakespeare showcase and told me I did really well. 

Dying to work with... Joaquin Phoenix

Was born to play... Joseph

Learn lines by... repetition, repetition, repetition

Get into character by... finding something unique about the character's physicality.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… eat a whole bag of flaming hot Cheetos in 5 minutes.

Movie I can’t stop talking about... The Master

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Peaky Blinders, The OA, Mindhunter

Currently reading… David Bowie - A Life

Car karaoke tune... Magic by B.o.B

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... an Interior Designer.

Stranger Things character that best represents me… Steve Harrington

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Brandon Perea.

Actor crush... Jake Gyllenhaal 

Sign… Aquarius 

If I were a color, I'd be… Black

Hotel alias… Michael Smith

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… Huntington Botanical Gardens

The best advice I ever got… You can control if you’re prepared, professional, and on time. Just roll with everything else. 

You can find me at… http://henrycarbeck.com/

Matt Kolonis

I came out to LA as a graduated senior fresh outta High School, from Memphis, Tennessee. I left to fulfill my lifelong goals of becoming a musician and actor. There was nothing more satisfying to me than being behind a microphone, or standing on stage. This is more than just my job, its my love, my savior, my everything, and that’s why I give my everything to acting. It’s what makes me feel alive.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… Ambitious, Honest, and Carefree

Acting is... Everything to me.

My last gig taught me... to be more open with the crew around you.

Proudest performance moment... after performing Henry 4th, as Hotspur

Most embarrassing audition... After I was done with my monologue I completely blanked on the character and author of the play.

Most challenging part... is finding that character inside you.

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... was when I was 5, I saw my family watching Young Frankenstein, they were laughing their asses off, and I knew I wanted to make people feel that way.

Dying to work with... Leonardo DiCaprio

Was born to play... Petruchio - The Taming of the Shrew

Learn lines by... Repetition

Get into character by... thinking of the bio I’ve written.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… Can chug water really fast

Movie I can’t stop talking about... SPLIT

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… MAD MEN, Shameless, Parks and Rec.

Currently reading… The Motivation Manifesto

Car karaoke tune... LOVE by Nat King Cole

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... dead.

Stranger Things character that best represents me… Chief Hopper

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… James Franco

Actor crush... James McAvoy

Sign… Sagittarius

If I were a color, I'd be… BLUE

Hotel alias… Dick McWorthalot

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… Any coffee shop, and Venice Beach

The best advice I ever got… Live in the present moment

You can find me at… 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGnZhZO3awU_6DM1Q1bhoUA?view_as=subscriber

https://soundcloud.com/matt-kolonis

Jade Santana

Jade was born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil. Before becoming an actress, she first started as a dancer and her passion for performing came from there. Three years ago she made a decision to move to LA so she could start her acting career. In 2017 she graduated from The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts and became part of the 2017-2018 Academy Company. "Everyday is a struggle and it gets really hard sometimes, but there is not a single moment that I regret doing it. The feeling that you're in the right place doing the right thing is much bigger than any tough day."

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… I’d say determined, focused and I like to believe I’m fun to be around hahah

Acting is... the power of bringing life to things and people that are just written on a page.

My last gig taught me... how to deal with unexpected things happening on stage.

Proudest performance moment... The next few days after a show when people would get really surprised when they would find out that I was the one who played their favorite role in that play because it was so different from who I am in real life. That showed me that I was able to give life to that character and that people really believed in it.

Most embarrassing audition... Oh my God. When I did not understand the script at all and tried to read it from all perspectives I could think of. I just hoped that if I read it with confidence they would buy it. I probably didn’t make any sense but I gave it a shot! Never heard from them.

Most challenging part... It was definitely Billie from Women Of Manhattan. She got hit by her husband but found out that she actually liked it ‘cause she believed it had saved her marriage to be beaten. It was just challenging to understand where her feelings were coming from and how I would express them, how I’d be able to tell her story and believe in what she believed in.

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... I’ve always known that I wanted to be an actor, I just never had the chance to face it or own it. The moment that changed it was when my Stepdad asked me what I would be doing if I could choose anything and that’s when I said that I’d be on stage. That was when things changed, when I said it out loud.

Dying to work with... I’d love to work with John Krasinski or Jason Bateman.

Was born to play... My dream role is Mimi from Rent!

Learn lines by... Writing. I pretend that I’m writing a letter to someone and I know that I have it when I’m writing all of it without checking the script.

Get into character by... Physicality. Mannerisms, body language, way of walking, way of sitting, way of turning their head, where they place their hands…

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… Okay. I have a character that I sometimes like to let out to make people laugh. It’s a Favela boy and when I get into it, the last thing you see is a girl. It’s so weird…

Movie I can’t stop talking about... Love, Rosie. I’m always telling people to watch that.

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Grey’s Anatomy, Schitt’s Creek, Game Of Thrones and I just started Rise and I’m really into it!

Currently reading… Origin by Dan Brown

Car karaoke tune... Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... probably an architect by now. That’s what I used to do before coming to LA.

Stranger Things character that best represents me… Dustin definitely

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Naya Rivera.

Actor crush... It’s always a battle between Colin Firth and Gerard Butler.

Sign… Libra.

If I were a color, I'd be… Green.

Hotel alias… I never thought of it so I honestly don’t know.

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… I love going to see the sunset at Griffith while drinking hot chocolate.

The best advice I ever got… That people will love you just as much as you love yourself.

You can find me at… www.jadesantana.com

Cat Del Re

I am a storyteller, creator and visionary aka- consciousness inspirer. I have lived and thrived in Los Angeles for the past decade, originally I am from Colorado. I love the journey of unraveling the storyteller within me, how characters and story have shaped and molded me through the years and continuously inform my life. Aside from my artistic pursuits and creating my own material, I travel, hold book clubs, throw gatherings, yoga out, take photos and enjoy this stage of my life being married. To have a partner hold you, support you and love you while striving and continuously growing through life and work has been the most beautiful gift given to me in my life. I am a huge advocate for the real l-o-v-e. :)

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… Empathic, Imaginative, Corky.

Acting is... The Art of Being.

My last gig taught me... Allowing Silence To Carry The Story.

Proudest performance moment... It was actually after the moment, it was when I realized living the character changed my lens and overall perspective about womanhood. 

Most embarrassing audition... When I was starting out I had so many! Haha, especially in the commercial realm.

Most challenging part... Not to Lose Hope and to Keep Going.

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... When I started putting on a production at Christmas and performances during summer break, I think I was 4 or 5.

Dying to work with... Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Dern, Ewan McGregor ... Okay the list goes on and on my friends, categorized in positions held in the industry-lol.

Was born to play... Do I have to pick?!!? Please Don't Make Me!

Learn lines by... Through Imaginative association. 

Get into character by... Movement, Sensory, Writing, Drawing, Vocal Work, It really depends on the character and what is being called forward.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I can impersonate Sméagol quiet gloriously.

Movie I can’t stop talking about... Recently, Three Billboards and Wind River

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Handmaids Tale, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Jessica Jones. Queen Sugar

Currently reading… Non Fiction- Pachinko Mindset- Loyalty to Your Soul

Car karaoke tune... Whitney Houston

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... a Humanitarian or Therapist.

Stranger Things character that best represents me… Eleven

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Depends on the era!

Actor crush... Tom Hardy / Cillian Murphy. What can I say, I like a bit of controversy.

Sign… Cancer

If I were a color, I'd be… Royal Purple

Hotel alias… Chateau Marmont

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… In the City. Top of Restoration Hardware. It's a Hidden Gem.

The best advice I ever got… Just go out and do it, if you don't, who will? Follow your instincts, your heart and joy; It will never steer you in a direction that is not for your highest learning.

You can find me at… www.royal-misfit.com / @_royalmisfit_ / IMDb / Momentum Talent

Connor Hess

Connor Hess is an LA-based actor originally from Knoxville, TN. He has grown up as an actor and spent as much of his educational experience studying theatre as he was able. He recently graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee with a BA in Theatre and Psychology.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… a storyteller.

Acting is... an exercise in empathy.

My last gig taught me... that I am my own artist, and no one can make my artistic choices for me. I have to have the confidence in myself as a storyteller to bring my own ideas into the room to foster collaboration.

Proudest performance moment... was when I first felt myself give way to the character. It was the scariest and most liberating experience I have ever felt. All of my "actor thoughts" were gone, and the character was living through me.

Most embarrassing audition... was in the 8th grade when I had to go first for the singing audition in front of the 200 other students auditioning, and I completely choked. I was shaking so bad from nerves, people could see it from the back of the room.

Most challenging part... I have ever played was actually an understudy role I did for an English Restoration piece called "The Busy Body". I understudied for Sir George Airy, and it was physically, emotionally, and mentally taxing in a way that I have never felt from a role before. Thankfully I never had to go on!

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... was in the third grade when I was cast in a school play as a narrator and completely fell in love with performing.

Dying to work with... Jessica Lange. She's such a powerhouse actress and I feel like she would be an amazing scene partner.

Was born to play... Tom in The Glass Menagerie.

Learn lines by... by repetition. Pure repetition, and then pairing it with blocking.

Get into character by... doing a Linklater progression and listening to music that I think the character would listen to.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I'm a great addition to any Dungeons & Dragons party!

Movie I can’t stop talking about... Mad Max: Fury Road

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… This Is Us, Superstore, and Handmaid's Tale.

Currently reading… Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan

Car karaoke tune... Elephant Love Medley from Moulin Rouge!

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... a psychiatrist.

Stranger Things character that best represents me… I want to say Steve, but in reality it's Mike.

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Timothée Chalamet.

Actor crush... Blake Lively

Sign… Pisces

If I were a color, I'd be… blue.

Hotel alias… Chip Skylark

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… Runyon Canyon

The best advice I ever got… "As an actor you have to be willing to go down the dark roads. But don't be intimidated because as a human being, we all have the entire well of the human experience inside of us, so nothing is out of reach."

You can find me at… https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6702811/

Stef Beaton

Stef Beaton is an Australian actress based in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts  2 year conservatory program, and is currently a member of the 2017 AADA Company as well as attending The Groundlings School for Comedy. Stef is also the co-founder of the sketch comedy duo "Bad Cookies", a group which allows her to write, direct and star in sketch comedy every week. Stef is best known for her performance in the dark comedy "Dolores" directed by Sandy Martin, where she played the deranged lead "Dolores" - a battered wife with a heart of gold and wicked sense of humor.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… witty, warm and cheeky.

Acting is... making art out of the human experience.

My last gig taught me... to find beauty in the nuances of a scene.

Proudest performance moment... playing Dolores in Edward Allan Baker’s “Dolores”. Sandy Martin was the perfect director for this piece, and getting to act opposite an actress who is like family is indescribable.

Most embarrassing audition... My biggest audition ever I totally blanked. Couldn’t even tell you what my monologue was about. BUT I haven’t been really nervous about an audition since...

Most challenging part... is keeping yourself accountable and being self motivated.

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... was probably when my step dad came into my life and introduced me to classic comedy. All I did after that was mimic them and try to make people laugh. There's no greater feeling in the world than making someone smile or laugh.

Dying to work with... Allison Janney and Jessica Lange.

Was born to play... Aidy Bryant’s character in the SNL sketch “Birthday Party” ft. Ryan Gosling, or Kathy Bates' character in Misery.

Learn lines by... repetition repetition repetition.

Get into character by... living as my character.  Finding their quirks and habits, likes and dislikes.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I rap battle my roommate daily sooooo probably that...

Movie I can’t stop talking about... Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Dark (watch in German with English subtitles), Coach Snoop and Grace & Frankie.

Currently reading… Rainn Wilson’s autobiography “The Bassoon King."

Car karaoke tune... Island in the Sun-Weezer

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... a jazz singer.

Stranger Things character that best represents me… Barb, obvs.

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Beanie Feldstein.

Actor crush... Robert De Niro.

Sign… Taurus.

If I were a color, I'd be… Orange.

Hotel alias… Tammy Curry.

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… Aroma Cafe & Bakery in Studio City.

The best advice I ever got… “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

You can find me at… 

Website: https://steffiebeaton.wixsite.com/actress

Instagram  |  My personal @stefbeaton  |  My sketch duo @_badcookies_ 

Fredrik Petersson

Fredrik Petersson was born in Halmstad, Sweden. He first came to Los Angeles in 2013 for acting classes. He later went back to Sweden, worked and saved up money for a drama school and eventually got accepted and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2017.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… Positive, social and thoughtful

Acting is... I feel once you trust yourself and the people you work with, everything with acting starts happening.

My last gig taught me... To act with a green screen around me. It was such a cool experience.

Proudest performance moment... When I played Harry Horner, from The Country Wife, I really miss that guy.

Most embarrassing audition... For a student film, I got an allergy attack in the Uber to the audition. When I walked out of the room, the assistant looked at me and asked if I wanted some water.

Most challenging part... To play Harry Horner in The Country Wife.

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... After seeing Phantom of the Opera live in London. When the chandelier rises in the first act, that was a real welcome home moment for me. The feeling in the theater and with the audience so close was exciting and new to me.

Dying to work with... Lasse Hallström

Was born to play... Jack Dawson

Learn lines by... Listening to them and repeating them over and over again.

Get into character by... Getting in to costume and starting to be in the time and place the character is living in. It also helps to run some of the lines.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I'm an expert at saying things without thinking.

Movie I can’t stop talking about... a Swedish film called TED

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Stranger Things, Mindhunter, Manhunt: Unabomber

Currently reading… Dance For Us - Mikael Nyqvist, who is no longer with us. He was a big role model for me.

Car karaoke tune... Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran, love that song.

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... Either in the construction business or I would have traveled and worked where I was at the time.

Stranger Things character that best represents me… I’m a mix between Jonathan and Steve. 

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… I think Boyd Holbrook would nail that performance.

Actor crush... Julianne Hough

Sign… Sagittarius

If I were a color, I'd be… Blue

Hotel alias… Flintstone

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… Malibu

The best advice I ever got… Do right for you and respect others, they go through things you don’t know about.

You can find me at… @fredrikandpetersson

Braxton Hale

I am a 21 year old, aspiring actor from Indiana. I moved out to LA just over a year ago to go to the acting conservatory at AADA. I enjoy living an artistic lifestyle in any way, shape or form & I will be acting until I die.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… a creator, vivid & passionate

Acting is... the most intimate & emotionally draining art form in the world.

My last gig taught me... in the final cut, they probably won’t be using the take you felt so good about.

Proudest performance moment... When I was at AADA, my first exam play, I played Donnie in Natural Affection & I had to kill another actress on stage with a knife. Never have I ever felt like everyone’s eyes were on me at once.

Most embarrassing audition... My first audition ever, actually, if you can believe that... I drove all the way to Chicago for this DePaul University student film & I had to perform 2 monologues & cold read. I go into the room & do my monologues & then we get to the cold read (p.s, I was inexperienced & wasn’t aware I could look at the cold read materials before actually doing them) & there was a kissing scene in the cold read material. When it got to that point, i just froze & looked at the director for 10-15 seconds, seeing if he would tell me or feed me the next line... We both stood in silence for about 20 seconds & then he just told me that it was good & he saw what he needed. Excruciating awkwardness.....

Most challenging part... Staying positive in a world full of negativeness.

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... When I watched Dead Poets Society for the first time in 7th grade English class.

Dying to work with... Jonah Hill on-screen & any Tarantino directed film.

Was born to play... The Joker. Or a true story psychotic guy of any kind. Also, Paul Walker’s son because I love Paul Walker.

Learn lines by... Writing down my cue line & then my line. Then, read my own writing instead of the script. Or make a lot of notes on the original script.

Get into character by... Doing relaxation techniques (thank you AADA) & walking around my house or wherever I’m at, talking to myself as the character. You gotta bring yourself into it otherwise it’s just a person saying words that anyone could say.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I can make myself fart..... sorry

Movie I can’t stop talking about... Dead Poets Society

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Stranger Things, The Office & Black Mirror

Currently reading… Dreams Into Action by Milton Katselas

Car karaoke tune... Sweet Child o’ Mine by Guns n’ Roses

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... Back in Indiana, working at a trailer factory & hating every second of being there. Or I would be a beach bum in Miami.

Stranger Things character that best represents me… Well, Billy is my favorite character but I would say as a person, Winona Ryder’s character represents me the most because I worry so so much.

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… ooo I would be honored to play myself. But, If I had to choose, Alex Lawther (Black Mirror & The End of the F***ing World)

Actor crush... Cara Delevigne/Vanessa Hudgens 

Sign… Libra

If I were a color, I'd be… Deep sea blue

Hotel alias… Jack Morgan Creed

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… Mulholland Dr.

The best advice I ever got… “It takes time. If you’re persistent in your craft than there is no reason you can’t succeed.”

You can find me at…  Braxton Hale

Marcus Gonzalez

“I grew up acting in my room, pretending I was in all of my favorite shows. It was escapism for me, a sanctuary.” Marcus recently found a letter they wrote to themselves in 8th grade. “I had a list of professions that I wanted to pursue, and I summed it up with, ‘The only way to do it all is to be an actor.’” Marcus studies at Joshua LeBar Studios & The Groundlings.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… Pisces. Winter. Overachiever.

Acting is... Everything. It is the portal that connects us with education, entertainment & enlightenment. Acting reminds me that I am human.

My last gig taught me... to trust my instincts.

Proudest performance moment... Stay tuned!

Most embarrassing audition... I was off book, and ready to go! Once in the room, they wanted me to improv everything. “Throw the script away. Just improv it,” they said. I had zero improv training at the time. 😬 Now I do!

Most challenging part... Still to come!

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... when I was five and wanted to be a character on Dynasty.

Dying to work with... Shonda Rhimes.

Was born to play... a villain.

Learn lines by... breaking down the script and repeating them over and over aloud.

Get into character by... feeling for the vibe and energy of the character, and connecting that with my instrument.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I wear turtlenecks year round.

Movie I can’t stop talking about... I can talk anyone’s ear off about Death Becomes Her.

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… I can only binge one at a time. I’m monogamous like that. Right now, I’m watching Friends for the first time, and I LOVE it! I also have to agree with Ross, “They were on a break!” - Looking forward to the next seasons of GLOW, The OA & The Man In The High Castle.

Currently reading… The Power of Unlimited Imagination, by Neville Goddard & Secrets of Screen Acting, by Patrick Tucker.

Car karaoke tune... Pat Benatar. “All Fired Up”

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... an alien. There is no backup plan.

Stranger Things character that best represents me… Eleven. I’ve been to The Upside Down metaphorically, and I am always learning how to use my powers.

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Kerry Washington or Tilda Swinton.

Actor crush... I’ve always had a thing for Chris O’Donnell. More recently, Kyle Chandler. 

Sign… Pisces, Libra Rising, Scorpio Moon, Scorpio Lilith

If I were a color, I'd be… Purple. My soul is purple.

Hotel alias… Siobhan Martin.

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… the temple on Malibu Canyon Road.

The best advice I ever got… A teacher once said to me, “You know what you are doing, and you need to trust that.”

You can find me at… TheMarcusG@GMail.com, @TheMarcusG on all social media, www.vimeo.com/TheMarcusG

Devan Schoelen

Devan Schoelen was born and raised in Red Bluff, CA. From a young age he found himself being inspired by the likes of Kris Kattan, Cheri Oteri and Bill Hader. At age 14 he decided to take drama on a whim and hasn’t turned back since. Devan recently graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His favorite roles while at The Academy were “Roy” from Lonestar and “Timmy Talley” in Talley and Son. As well as auditioning, Devan is also currently studying at The Groundlings School.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… Funny, Awkward, Curious.

Acting is... Understanding.

My last gig taught me... To bring myself to the character.

Proudest performance moment... After playing a very small part in a short play, having several people come up to me afterwards telling me I was their favorite part was really cool. It validated that you can do so much without so many lines.

Most embarrassing audition... A few months ago I had an audition where I had to act out stepping in a puddle on the beach, hearing a voice from the sky, then throw towels on the imaginary puddle using sheets of paper. Let’s just say I had a few questions…

Most challenging part... When I was given a scene from Hamlet with the ‘to be or not to be’ monologue. 

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... When I was 14 and I watched Melissa McCarthy as Megan in Bridesmaids. I was just astounded at how honest and funny she was as this crazy character. I thought to myself, “I wanna do that”.

Dying to work with... Melissa McCarthy.

Was born to play... Arnie or Gilbert Grape.. Either one.

Learn lines by... Saying them out loud.

Get into character by... Listening to music that matches the mood of my character and moving like the character.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I think my most marketable quality is my awkward side-glance, but that’s one I just gotta show off in person.

Movie I can’t stop talking about... At the moment.. Call Me By Your Name.

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… American Horror Story, Grace and Frankie, and Stranger Things.

Currently reading… Angels in America by Tony Kushner.

Car karaoke tune... Same Ol’ Mistakes by Rihanna.

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... Probably flipping houses. I used to always take those free ‘homes for sale’ magazines and try to get my parents to invest and let me flip a house or two. 

Stranger Things character that best represents me… Will. I too tend to go off in my own little world from time to time.

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Dane DeHaan. He’s got my essence down.

Actor crush... Jennifer Aniston

Sign… Pisces

If I were a color, I'd be… Blue

Hotel alias… Dean McCallister

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… Driving through Coldwater Canyon.

The best advice I ever got… The things that make you weird now will make you cool later.

You can find me at… https://www.instagram.com/devan_schoelen/

Pavel Slanina

Pavel Slanina grew up on the Canary Islands of Spain. He has been passionate about filmmaking, film editing, and photography from a young age. After discovering a passion for acting too, he left a professional soccer career to move to the United States and pursue training at AMDA (College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts) in Los Angeles.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… hardworking, positive, reliable.

Acting is... the only thing in the world that let’s you live as many lives as you want.

My last gig taught me... that I’m able to create emotions on command better than I thought.

Proudest performance moment... Producing and Starring in a union short film.

Most embarrassing audition... hasn’t happened yet.

Most challenging part... Playing a psychopath kid that killed his parents and his younger sister.

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... when I cried watching The Green Mile.

Dying to work with... Quentin Tarantino

Was born to play... in a Tarantino movie or Game of Thrones.

Learn lines by... repeating them over and over.

Get into character by... understanding the character in depth.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I can whistle very loud.

Movie I can’t stop talking about... The Green Mile

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… The Punisher, This is Us and Vikings

Currently reading… The power of the Actor by Ivana Chubbuck and #AskGaryVee by Gary Vaynerchuk

Car karaoke tune... Bandolero by Don Omar

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... a cinematographer

Stranger Things character that best represents me… 

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Ryan Gosling

Actor crush... bromance The Rock, girl Jennifer Lawrence

Sign… Leo

If I were a color, I'd be… Blue

Hotel alias… SPARTACUS

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… Coffee Shops

The best advice I ever got… Networking is everything

You can find me at… PavelSlanina.com | ig @pavelsla

Eryn Orsburn

Eryn Orsburn, originally from the small town of Carpinteria, California, is a well-rounded, technical dancer and performer. She began training at the age of four in various styles, and continued this training to eventually receive her BFA in Dance Theatre. She plans to perform all over the world doing anything from company work to touring with an artist. She is passionate about her craft and is excited for what’s to come.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… a dancer, a creator, and a thinker.

Dance is... my emotional outlet that lets me be the most raw form of myself.

My last gig taught me... how to be genuinley vulnerable on stage.

Proudest performance moment... When I was featured in an AMDA production and got a chance to showcase myself to the school. 

Most embarrassing audition... was a while back for a competition scholarship. I completely blanked and froze up in the middle of the combo. It affected me more that it should have at the time. 

Most challenging gig... was a show I was in called "ICONIC". I did a piece adapted from "Moulin Rouge" with very difficult partnering and my partner was not experienced in lifting. It was a long process to get it up to performance quality, but we made it happen!

Favorite dance style... Contemporary Ballet

Pre-performance ritual... a bad-ass self talk and some good, really deep breaths to calm my anxious energy.

Stay in shape by... by going to the gym 3-4 times a week to build strength and endurance.

The moment I knew I wanted to be a dancer... When I competed a solo at a competition and cried on stage while dancing. It made me realize how much dance impacts me emotionally and how powerful it can be. That's when I knew my love for it was real and I couldn't live without it. 

Song that moves me... There are millions of songs that make me want to move, but one that moves me a lot is Desperado by the Eagles.

Favorite music video... "Elastic Heart" by Sia. She really brings dance into a new light for people to see and connects it to her music which I think is really amazing. 

Broadway show... Cats, probably because I was definitely a cat in a past life, so I feel that I can channel that. I will be Victoria one day. 

Person who shaped my perspective on dance... Genevieve Carson. She taught me how to explore different worlds when I dance, open my eyes and really "see" something new. It brought a more raw, human, experiential approach to my dancing and artistry that I'm extremely grateful for. 

Dying to work with... Genvieve Carson's LA Contemporary Dance Company. I would also love to be on stage with Justin Bieber or J-Lo.

Currently reading... I'm currently finishing a series of short stories written by Stephen King. I'm really into scary stuff.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume... I probably wouldn't put painting on my resume but I'd say it's a "special skill".

If I weren't a dancer, I'd be... a chef.

Disney character that best represents me... probably Pocahontas.

Dancer crush... Delaney Glazer. Look her up.

Sign... Cancer

If I were a color, I'd be... forrest green.

Hotel alias... Eleanor Rosewood; something sophisticated.

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me... It's nice to drive up into the mountains and see the city from far away. Always gives me perspective.

The best advice I ever got... to stop comparing myself to others.

You can find me... on Instagram @_erynashley_

Francisca Lozano

Francisca Lozano is a Mexican actress who has lived in 8 countries and 9 cities. Afters starting her acting training in Spain, she did a Drama Foundation Course in association with The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in England, and she recently graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. After her first year at The American Academy, she landed the lead role in her first feature film called Romina, in theatres soon.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… Crazy, Dramatic and Kind

Acting is... Fun, exciting, difficult and an amazing experience.

My last gig taught me... that I have to double my dose of Echinacea (natural supplement that supports your immune system) for shoots to avoid getting sick.

Proudest performance moment... I have had many of those little magical moments when you even forget you're an actor and that you're acting. It feels so good and I'm proud every time that happens.

Most embarrassing audition... was when I had to dance seductively to Reggaeton music for a cookie commercial. Definitely not my thing. I thought the dance style was contemporary...

Most challenging part... was to play a psychopath killer in my first feature film, which was my first professional acting job. We had to stay 2 weeks straight in the middle of the woods with no phone or Wi-Fi signal. Not to mention I had multiple nude scenes and I had to swim in an extremely cold lake. But nevertheless, it has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... was when I graduated high school and my mother kept telling everyone I wanted to be an actress because I was still insecure about my decision to tell people about it.

Dying to work with... Sofia Coppola for her next period time film.

Was born to play... Juliet from Romeo and Juliet.

Learn lines by... repeating them differently while doing my daily activities.

Get into character by... physicalization and concentrating on the circumstances.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I can crack almost every joint of my body and I can clasp my eyelashes between my eyelids...

Movie I can’t stop talking about... is Romeo and Juliet by Franco Zeffirelli. In my opinion, it is the best Shakespeare performance ever done, and one of the best performances ever from both lead actors. It's mind blowing to me how their performances are so intense, natural and truthful while at the same time using such poetic and enhanced language.

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Eyes Wide Shut, Boyhood and Black Mirror (I'm more into films than TV series).

Currently reading… a few scripts of upcoming short films I'm doing? Does that count?

Car karaoke tune... Despacito, even if I'm not proud of it...

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... a dancer or a singer or an ice skater or a rhythmic gymnast. But excluding artistic professions, I'd be a veterinary nurse and I would take care of cute animals like baby sloths.

Stranger Things character that best represents me… the mother of the child who gets lost according to my boyfriend, because I'm very dramatic. I've never watched that show... I know, I'm not from this world, right?

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… a young Olivia Hussey

Actor crush... Gael García or Eddie Redmayne

Sign… Aquarius

If I were a color, I'd be… white, a little of everything.

Hotel alias… Juliet Capulet

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… my dance or yoga studio. Whenever I go to those places, I feel stronger and more motivated.

The best advice I ever got… "(...) nunca se pone más oscuro que cuando va a amanecer". It's actually a quote from Isaac Felipe Azofeifa (I just researched it) that gave me a lot of hope in my darkest moments and has had a great impact on me. If I try to translate it, it would be something like this: The darkest moment is when the sunrise begins, or something like that.

You can find me at… https://www.instagram.com/franlozanobm/ // https://www.backstage.com/u/franciscalozano/ // http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/francisca

Troy Lauduski

Troy Lauduski is an aspiring artist from Southern California who gave up the football cleats for a script while attending the University of Hawaii. His hopes and dreams revolve around entertaining others, on stage, in front of a camera or making a fool of himself on the mic. Just spinning around this rock at 67000 miles per hour trying to make a living doing what I love.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… a laid back perfectionist weirdo

Acting is... performance. I always felt that all performances whether it be dance, sports, singing, are all acting. We are all escaping who we truly are for that moment to be something else. To portray how we want to be seen by others.

My last gig taught me... that my potential is boundless. You never truly know how far you will go or how good you can be unless you go out and try. Don't be afraid to fail.

Proudest performance moment... In college I played Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. It was my first Shakespeare experience and I was stressed to the max trying to learn my lines and then trying to keep college students' attention with all the Shakespeare mumbo jumbo. Getting my first standing ovation when they brought me out on stage after the show, I will never forget. I felt so accomplished and loved in that moment.

Most embarrassing audition... I had to audition for a game show that was based on improv, and the last thing they do is make you defend a controversial topic. They thought it would be funny to have me defend Adolf Hitler. I was bright red but I wanted the job, so somewhere out there, there is a video of me giving a minute long speech about how Adolf Hitler wasn't really a bad dude... I did not get a call back.

Most challenging part... for me is living in this town and being patient for your opportunity to shine while watching others excel.

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... as a kid in elementary school during recess, all of the boys would play handball or basketball or some sort of activity. I, on the other hand, took this opportunity to do weird impressions and corky faces for all of the girls around the jungle gym. The would laugh and beg for me and I knew that I wanted to make people laugh any way I could.

Dying to work with... the ever lovable Tom Hanks, the many faces of Gary Oldman, or Mr. Stark himself, Sean Bean.

Was born to play... the comic relief guy in action movies.

Learn lines... in silence. Just me, my script, door closed. More of a visual thing for me than memorization.

Get into character by... finding one similar aspect of mine and from the character I am playing. From that point I branch or and ask why did he say these lines this way and then what drove that to be the reason why. And slowly keep webbing out until I understand the character and why he does things.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… is my ability to pick up rocks and throw them with the gap between my big toe.

Movie I can’t stop talking about... is The Game. It's an old Michael Douglas movie but I alwasy recommend it to people, unique plot. Lots of twists. Watch it.

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Sneaky Pete (Giovanni Ribisi is amazing), Mindhunter (true accounts of serial killers, yes please), Black Mirror (the new Twilight Zone, give me more).

Currently reading… the next in a series I read, he's kinda like Indiana Jones. I'm a nerd I know but I like books with adventure and mystery mixed in with some historic facts.

Car karaoke tune... well if you know me, if a song I know comes on the radio, I'm going to sing my heart out. Anywhere from 2Pac to Elton John to Backstreet Boys to Garth Brooks. My nickname is Mr. Karaoke.....and yes I gave that nickname to myself.

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... a professional golfer. I've played sports all my life but nothing is quite as relaxing and peaceful as golf. It's just you vs yourself vs nature. Very calming experience for me.

Stranger Things character that best represents me… is Steve. Steve is a loverboy who even though the girl doesn't love him back is still gonna do the right thing and protect the kids no matter what.

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Dave Franco. I think he pulls off the cool and funny guy thing well. And I would hope Hollywood would pick someone like that cause he pulls of that sexy look that i never could.

Actor crush... Lily Rabe from American Horror Story, I think she is amazing.....and the legend Harrison Ford. Mad crushing on him for life.

Sign… Virgo

If I were a color, I'd be… bright as hell, I want people to see my color and smile.

Hotel alias… Samuel Powers

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… anywhere where I can see the Hollywood sign. It motivates me and gives me motivation for why I am in this town.

The best advice I ever got… Troy, you are good, but damnit you aren't gonna get anywhere in life unless YOU believe it too.

You can find me at… @cali_boy_troy, Facebook - Troy Lauduski or at the nearest karaoke bar with happy hour.

Naomi Berhane

Naomi Berhane was born in Chicago, Illinois to Ethiopian immigrants. She grew up around artists thanks to her mother’s restaurant across Wrigley Field, where musicians, poets, and comedians would perform. She started out with improv and doing monologues from Mean Girls at nine years old and then studied acting throughout middle and high school. Now, she is an alumni of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, class of 2017. Naomi wants to play fun roles in film and television and add diversity to Hollywood.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… 

Dorky

Thoughtful

Spontaneous

Acting is... Universal.

My last gig taught me... To trust the director.

Proudest performance moment... So far, my grad play at AADA, “Loose Knit” by Theresa Rebeck. I played Paula, a psychiatrist. It took place in the 90’s, which was so much fun researching and dressing up. My cast and I all got along and bonded on and off stage. During performances we were so proud of each other for putting on an awesome show. I hope that I get to experience that kind of chemistry again.

Most embarrassing audition... My second audition. The call for the role of ‘mother’ said ages 20-50. I’m 20, so I thought I’d give it a shot. I was the youngest one there, the casting director just looked at me and said “too young!”

Most challenging part... Mrs. Pinchwife from "The Country Wife"

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... I was four years old and always watching movies with my family. I remember watching Matilda and I didn’t quite understand what an actor was yet, I just knew I wanted to possess powers like her!

Dying to work with... Angela Bassett!!!! Every performance of hers is so fierce and powerful. Even when she’s being vulnerable. My most recent favorite performances of hers have been in AHS: Coven, and Master of None (Her scene in the Thanksgiving episode made me cry.)

Was born to play... Beyoncé in her biopic. Hey, a girl can hope.

Learn lines by... Writing them out. Going for a walk. Singing them in the shower. Yelling them into a canyon. Screaming them while skydiving.

Get into character by... Going about my day, but as the character. Seeing things through their eyes and listening as them. Is that method? I guess I’m a little method then..

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… Professional procrastinator. Seriously, Garage gave me 5 days to do this and I’m doing it last minute.

Movie I can’t stop talking about... There are wayyyy too many, but for actors/artists I highly recommend The Congress (or Le Congress.) It’s a movie about Robin Wright playing herself in the future. Her career is failing, so she turns to a studio that creates a digital version of herself to use in their movies. It is pretty trippy as it goes back and forth between 2D and live action. It makes you reflect on issues such as fame and the future of entertainment/technology. If you like Black Mirror, you’ll love it!

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… 

GLOW
Always Sunny
How To Get Away With Murder

Currently reading…

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner.

Car karaoke tune... Anything Britney.

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... Probably a cartoonist. And maybe I’d do the voices for them, too!

Stranger Things character that best represents me… Barb. Jk. I think I’d be Jonathan, since I worry about the people I love more than myself. Also, he’s pretty lame and uncool like me.

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Oprah, I hope.

Actor crush... Saoirse Ronan. Just watched her in Ladybird, I love what she does with every role she gets!

Sign… Capricorn.

If I were a color, I'd be… Mauve.

Hotel alias… Burt Macklin, of course.

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… Bourgeois Pig. My boyfriend and I go there to have some tea and be productive. It has a 1970’s/granny’s house kind of aura. There’s this (not so) secret drawer where people leave poetry or notes to random strangers. If you find it, most of the doodles are mine. And there’s a dark room with a single white spotlight simulating the moon, along with faux branches and leaves that make it feel like you’re in a treehouse. There’s also a pool table I’ve yet to test my skills on.

The best advice I ever got… Be yourself. No one else can do it better.

You can find me at… 

Actors Access: http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/naomiberhane
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8439520/

Instagram & Snapchat: @ny.ny
Twitter (I suck at it): Ohmyitsny

Niccolo Marcantonio

My name is Niccolo Michelangelo Marcantonio but I go by Nicco. I am 19 years old and I am originally from San Francisco, California. I moved to Los Angeles, California about three years ago to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. I’m in love with life and can’t wait to start my journey as a professional dancer. 

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… confident, open-minded and creative. 

Dance is... an outlet that allows me to be the true individual and artist that I am. It gives me the opportunity to release and express emotions that I am unable to address verbally. 

My last gig taught me... that patience is everything and everyone is on a different journey and path. 

Proudest performance moment... was when I performed a solo in a hip hop piece and heard my name being screamed in the audience to the point where I couldn’t hear the music anymore. 

Most embarrassing audition... was when I had to partner with multiple girls and during one of the sections of the audition, we had to have our partner roll on our back while we were on the floor and my pins came undone and fell off my shirt and I had to move them out of the way while I was dancing and partnering. 

Most challenging gig... was being an understudy for multiple pieces in a show as well as being a principle in other pieces.

Favorite dance style... contemporary ballet because I love the classical lines of the lower body but the freedom and expression of the upper body. 

Pre-performance ritual... when I sit by myself and visualize my performance. I also breathe a lot and really take time to relax and have a positive mindset. 

Stay in shape by... eating healthy and focusing on making sure I work super hard during my class work. 

The moment I knew I wanted to be a dancer... was in the 7th grade and the dance group from my local high school performed for us and I was instantly mesmerized by the technique and joy they had in their bodies.

Song that moves me... anything by Sam Smith honestly.

Favorite music video... at the moment is Havana by Camila Cabello.

Broadway show... Hamilton because it incorporates hip hop and dance in a classical setting.

Person who shaped my perspective on dance... was my high school dance teacher because she never gave up on me and always pushed me to do my best. 

Dying to work with... Lady Gaga because she is unapologetic for being the most authentic version of herself.

Currently reading... I am not reading anything at the moment other than my school books.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume... making weird stitch noises.

If I weren't a dancer, I'd be... an event planner because I love making people’s dreams come true.

Disney character that best represents me... Mushu from Mulan.

Dancer crush... Derek Hough.

Sign... Aquarius. 

If I were a color, I'd be... teal because I’m comforting but vibrant at the same time.

Hotel alias... Preston Jackson. 

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me... the top of Runyon Canyon.

The best advice I ever got... is to always be a good human being and make sure that I am trying to make a difference in the world.

You can find me... on social media  @_niccomarcantonio

Eddie Tyclus Robinson

Eddie Tyclus Robinson is a military brat, pop culture lover and sunglasses junkie. He’s appeared in Lone Star, directed by John Sayles, various other television shows and feature films, as well as Off-Broadway with the New Federal Theatre.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… Imaginative, funny and daring.

My last acting gig taught me… How much fictional characters can impact the real lives of viewers.

Proudest performance moment… Becoming one of the “success stories” from my Children’s Theatre group in DC years ago.

Most embarrassing audition… When I first started as a child, my mom dropped me off for an audition the day before it was scheduled. It was obviously not my session.

Most challenging part… A play I did Off-Broadway called Defending the Light with the New Federal Theatre, where I played a historic victim of abuse and went from before and after the tragedy in front of the audience.

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... At a recital when I was a kid. I had a feature, the audience applauded and I was, of course, hooked. 

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... a host/news correspondent, writer for film and television, or a visual/performance artist.

Dying to work with... The creative teams of Shonda Rhimes and Jill Solloway among others.

Was born to play... James Baldwin.

Learn lines by... Repetition and tying to memorize the character’s experience that brings the words out.

Get into character by... Listening to music that helps put me in the mindset of the character.

Acting is… one of the times when I’m happiest.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I can probably give a historic rundown of pop culture based on the year.

Movie I can’t stop talking about... Right now it’s Get Out.

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Master of None, Ozark and Insecure.

Currently reading… Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened”

Car karaoke tune... Animal by Pearl Jam

Star Wars character that best represents me... Lando Calrissian, of course. 

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Donald Glover, Taye Diggs or Titus Burgess. Let’s go with all three.

Actor crush... Edward Norton in Primal Fear.

Sign… Aries

If I were a color, I'd be… Green.

Hotel alias… Prince Rogers Nelson 

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… I just tried Float Lab in Westwood and that was a great experience.

The best advice I ever got… Just be yourself.

You can find me at… On social media @eddietyclus or through Richard Kerner at KMA.

Kane Reynolds

Kane Reynolds is from Portland, Oregon. He started off making YouTube videos in high school and has worked awesome jobs like in entertainment Laser-tag, birthday party hosting and even making chocolate bars at a candy store. He’s done a lot of Musical Theatre since High School and has just recently graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. Now he’s ready to pursue acting in film and television.

I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… Motivated, Imaginative, and a Dreamer

My last acting gig taught me… it’s really okay to be myself. Outside of the character and in. Every character I was meant to play has a little bit of me in it. That’s what I’ll be cast upon.

Proudest performance moment… from a stage performance of Dog Sees God by Bert V. Royal. I was cast as CB and on performance night, in the story I get to read a letter from CS. A moving emotional end note for anybody who hasn’t read or seen the play. And just the feeling of the audience of that night after closing that scene was the proudest I’ve been of my acting so far.

Most embarrassing audition… So when I was auditioning for my college program. We were outside the hotel room audition space, 10 minutes after my time to be called. My mom, lovely as she is, straight up walks into the room while the teacher was still auditioning another girl. That girl happened to be my classmate 2 years later and brought it up because she thought she recognized me somewhere before…

Most challenging part… I’m currently in a production of the Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang for a college. Playing a character that is aged 30 to 60 years above me is definitely a challenge. And he’s also a result of the 50’s salesman lifestyle. So it’s a little hard to identify with. It’s a lot of fun to step out of my comfort zone though and makes acting in roles I can identify with a whole lot easier.

The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... In my drama class (how cliche) my freshman year. I did a scene for that class from Lend Me A Tenor which is my favorite play. Also every time I see a Marvel superhero movie I’m like, I want to do that.

If I weren't an actor, I'd be... probably be a geneticist. I did love biology and science in high school. But I just loved the theatre more.

Dying to work with... James Gunn. I love love love the Guardians movies. Dan Harmon, and Joss Whedon. Those two direct T.V. shows I absolutely adore. I’d also love to work with Edgar Wright and Christopher Nolan. Any established screen actor would be pretty unreal for me to act with. I don’t really know who is top priority, there is so much good acting out there.

Was born to play... you know that kid who never gets the girl. But you really want him to. Then I dish out some earned sarcasm.

Learn lines by... saying them until the words feel comfortable in my mouth. Then I memorize keywords in cues. So I don’t memorize the other’s lines giving me a need to listen. It kind of happens naturally when I do it this way.

Get into character by... PLAYLISTS. THERE IS SO MUCH GOOD MUSIC OUT THERE! Make a playlist after researching the time period and tone. Then pick music your character listens to, and listening to it to prep. Different songs for different tones/moods or scenes. It really does a lot for me.

Acting is… “Living, in imaginary circumstances.” A quote I hear from a lot of instructors that really holds true to me because Theatre and FIlm is both imaginary and creative but also real and moving.

Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… Making people laugh without doing anything… How do you sell that?

Movie I can’t stop talking about... the new “IT.” I know it’s it or miss depending on how much of a King fan you are or of the classic T.V. specials but man, those kids just rock it in this movie, I thought it was genuinely scary. I’ve literally been talking about it for weeks.

Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… I really liked “Gypsy” which was just a small one season show on Netflix. “Jessica Jones” was amazing and fueled my comic love with my Noire detective love. And “Stranger Things!”

Currently reading… Ready Player One. It’s my brother’s (who is big into design for VR games) favorite book.

Car karaoke tune... I’ve been singing songs like Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones and Under Pressure - Queen when I’m with my non musical theatre friends. Otherwise I’m singing songs from Dear Evan Hansen and Spring Awakening.

Star Wars character that best represents me... I’ve got to say Luke Skywalker, just because I feel like I’m just starting my journey. I’m fresh out of college, trying to break into the film industry! And I’m gonna do it just like Luke becomes a Jedi.

If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… A young Leonardo DiCaprio or Michael Cera depending on the tone of the film.

Actor crush... Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Have you seen 10 Cloverfield Lane?

Sign… Libra!

If I were a color, I'd be… a Goldenrod or Sunflower Yellow

Hotel alias… Chuck B.

LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… My rooftop. View of the hollywood hills is so inspiring and relaxing.

The best advice I ever got… Yes you have influence over your life. You have to make things happen and if you fail you’re allowed to move on to the next thing. It’s okay to fail, you’re going to do it a lot in your life. Doesn’t mean you should give up.

You can follow me on Twitter @reynoldskane63
Or on Instagram @notkane63
And check out My Actors Access resume @ http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/reynoldskane