Alumni News

Two International Actors Carry on The Method Work Overseas

[caption id="attachment_19895" align="alignleft" width="143"] Ellie Neal[/caption] The New Zealand Court Theatre will be opening a production of Legally Blond starring native New Zealander and alumna Ellie Neal. Neal Has trained under David Strasberg in the LA program and has recently graduated from the Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. Neal has also starred in The Wizard of Oz, Into the Woods and Mamma Mia. This production will open November 26th 2016. Please visit the link below...

Faces New and Old Take Over Cinema and Television

[caption id="attachment_19810" align="alignleft" width="152"] Y’lan Noel[/caption] Y'lan Noel is a graduate of NYU Strasberg 2007-2009. He has been a working actor in New York since his graduation from NYU.  His most recent role includes Daniel in the critically acclaimed HBO series Insecure. In the following article he discusses his character’s most recent progression with Issa Rae. Warning: Spoilers http://www.ew.com/article/2016/11/07/insecure-blog-ylan-noel-recaps-season-1-episode-5?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter     [caption id="attachment_19811" align="alignright" width="154"] Scarlett Johansson[/caption] In the upcoming film Ghost in the Shell, alumna Scarlett Johansson is a synthetic cyborg...

Alumni Focus: Victoria Negri

Alumni Focus: Victoria Negri on her film “Gold Star” Q: So you have officially finished your first film! Congrats! Can you tell me a little bit more about what “Gold Star” is about? A: “Thank you so much! It is pretty exciting. This film is about my experience being my father’s caretaker after he suffered a stroke.” Q: What made you decide to write, direct and star in you first film? Especially when it was so personal? A: “Mostly...

Claire Danes and Laura Dern Tackling Cinema and TV

[caption id="attachment_19774" align="alignleft" width="212"] Laura Dern[/caption] Kelly Reichardt’s seventh feature, “Certain Women,” is based on a collection of short stories by Montana author Maile Meloy. The film features three short stories of Montana women as they go about the daily grind of living their lives. Laura Dern stars in the first — and most eventful — story as Laura Wells, a small-time lawyer who has made the big mistake of getting emotionally involved in one of...

Two Alumni Pushing Their Limits as Actors

[caption id="attachment_19766" align="alignleft" width="193"] Amit Sadh[/caption] Alumni Amit Sadh has been taking the Bollywood film circuit by storm. He has recently starred in the film 'Sultan' this summer - a romantic action drama also starring actors Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma. The plot is based on the life of fictional Haryana based wrestler & mixed martial arts specialist Sultan Ali Khan. Sadh is currently shooting his new film 'Sarkar 3' along with Indian cinema legend Amitabh...

LTSFI Alumni Expand into Books and New Roles

[caption id="attachment_19734" align="alignleft" width="209"] Cynthia Addai Robinson[/caption] In Rolling Out magazine alumna Cynthia Addai Robinson discusses her latest role portraying Marybeth Medina alongside Oscar winner Ben Affleck in The Accountant. Marybeth spends most of her time in the film chasing Christian Wolff, the elusive man who works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. Marybeth lied on her job application, which is leverage for her Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division...

Alumni take the stage on Broadway and on Film

[caption id="attachment_19697" align="alignleft" width="190"] Sally Field[/caption] Sally Field will be starring as Amanda Wingfield in the revival of The Glass Menagerie alongside Joe Mantello. This production will be directed by the visionary artist Sam Gold and will be playing at the Belasco Theatre. Tickets are selling out fast so get them soon! Performances begin February 2017.   Check out the link for more information! http://www.playbill.com/article/sally-fields-glass-menagerie-switches-broadway-theatres   [caption id="attachment_19698" align="alignright" width="178"] John Leguizamo[/caption] John Leguizamo is taking a small break from his usual...

From Directing to Acting Alumni Take Multiple Roles On and Off the Stage

[caption id="attachment_19676" align="alignleft" width="242"] Yitzy Hoppenstein[/caption] In the 18-minute film “Entitled: The Story of a Selfish Bastard” alumni Yitzy Hoppenstein wears many hats. As director, producer, and acting star Yitzy works alongside his brother to create this new film. Areyah Hoppenstein plays Oren, a sibling of the main character, Yosh, who is played by Yitzy. The film, which is based in New York City, is scheduled for release in December. It focuses on the story of...

3 Actresses Grace the Off-Broadway Stages as well as Ang Lee’s Upcoming New Film

[caption id="attachment_19655" align="alignleft" width="191"] Laura Lundy Wheale[/caption] Strasberg LA alumna Laura Lundy Wheale has done multiple projects including one where she starred as Kristen Stewart’s older sister in the film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, directed by Ang Lee. Impressed by her work, Lee invited her to audition for his new film. Although what she describes as an almost “frustrating” experience, Lee loved her audition and she booked the role! In the following article she discusses...

Chandra Wilson and Kelli O’hara take the West Coast by Storm.

NYU – Strasberg alumna Chandra Wilson is now entering into her 13th season of Grey’s Anatomy. As the character Dr. Miranda Bailey, Wilson has charmed and captivated millions of audience members across the country. She has been nominated for five Emmy awards for this role as well as won one SAG Award for “Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series”. Season 13 is sure to be a usual hit and in the article recently posted by...