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.
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.”
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