Marnie Cooper
Marnie Cooper, Owner

The Marnie Cooper School of Acting, Inc.

 Acting Teacher and Coach since 1989

    Teaches acting individually and in-group
classes to children, teenagers and adults.

Her students have appeared in film, television, theatre and commercials. They have been winners and nominees of numerous Emmy, Cable ACE and Tony Awards. Her clients have starred in such projects as:

Touch, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, A.N.T. Farm, Falling Skies, iCarly, Hannah Montana, Nurse Jackie, The Middle, The Farm, Parenthood, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, New Girl, Criminal Minds, The Closer, NCIS, The Mentalist, House, Dog With a Blog, Private Practice, American Girl, CSI, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Modern Family, A Christmas Story 2, Men of a Certain Age, Kickin’ It, Cold Case, Big Time Rush, Wizards of Waverly Place, Good Luck Charlie, Gossip Girl, Lie To Me, Grey’s Anatomy, Cheaper By The Dozen 1&2, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, E.R., Without a Trace, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Days of Our Lives, All My Children, One Life to Live, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, the list goes on.

Here's what people say about Marnie:

"Marnie Cooper is passionate , knowledgeable and a wonderful teacher.   Her integrity and enthusiasm is exemplary and in the most positive way infectious. She did terrific work day in and day out with the young actors in "How The Grinch Stole Christmas."
- Ron Howard. Director

" I have seen Marnie Cooper prove Svengali-like, eliciting confident, professional performances from actors.
- Stephen Schwartz. Composer and Lyricist of the feature film Pocahontas and such musicals as Pippin, Godspell, Rags, Wicked, etc.

"Marnie is amazing. Her kids blow me away!
- Stuart Stone. Casting Director

"After auditioning kids who have studied with Marnie, I have seen a major change in their self-confidence, their ability to take direction, and their understanding of the material.   Their acting instincts are stronger.
Marnie Waxman. Casting Director

"Marnie Cooper is an excellent acting teacher and coach.   She is dedicated 150% to her students, and the call back and booking rates are phenomenal.   She has a loyal following because of her tremendous talent and commitment.   I can't recommend her highly enough."
- Barry Kolker. The Carson/Kolker Organization, Ltd.

"She's the ultimate acting coach for children and teens!   You don't get any better."
- Marilyn Zitner Management

"The honesty and clarity in Marnie's teaching has enabled me to not only reach my goals, but far surpass them."
- Arlen Escarpeta , Series Regular on American Dreams

"Marnie Cooper's understanding and love of children, combined with the discipline of her technique, allows each child to grow to his or her full potential. I recommend Marnie to anyone (child or teen) who is serious about acting."
- Karen Church. Vice President of Casting, CBS

On-Set Experience:            

- Acting Coach for Television Series "Cracking Up"

- Coached Lead Boy-Paul Butcher on-set for Episode #1

- Acting Coach for "Cradle 2 the Grave" Joel Silver, producer

- Coached Lead Girl- Paige Hurd privately and on set.   

- Acting Coach for "Touched By an Angel"

- Coached "Plus-One" on set for episode "Band of Angels."

- Coached Aysia Polk and Arreale Davis on set for episode "Time in a Bottle."

- Coached America Ferrera on set for episode "The Word."

- Acting Coach for feature film, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

- Originally hired to Coach Taylor Momsen "Cindy Lou-Who" privately and on set; was subsequently hired by Academy Award Winning director Ron Howard to coach all of the children in the movie on set.

- Acting Coach for feature film, "The Deep End of the Ocean"

- Coached Michael McLeroy privately and on set.

- Acting Coach for Michael Shulman on feature film, "The Family Bloom" and, on HBO movie "Someone Had To Be Benny "

- Coached Michael Shulman privately and on set.   Michael was nominated for a Cable ACE Award and for a Daytime Emmy Award, for his role as Benny.

- Acting Coach for Shan Elliot in "The Prosecutors", NBC Movie – Rod Holcomb, director

- Coached Shan Elliot privately and on set.

- Acting Coach for Erin Torpey on "One Life to Live"

- Coached Erin Torpey "Jessica Buchanan"- contract role- privately and on set.

- Acting Coach for final callbacks for feature film "Striptease"

- Worked with actors at the Casting Directors final callbacks for Demi Moore's daughter.

- Acting Coach for the critically acclaimed Sony Imax 3D Movie "Across the Sea of Time"

- Acting Teacher at the United Nations International School (UNIS )

Other Info:

- Guest speaker for the, "Audrey Hepburn Hollywood for Children Foundation."

- The Marnie Cooper School of Acting featured on NBC News and "Inside Edition."

Education :

- BFA in Acting-University of Southern California

- Recipient of the Irene Ryan Scholarship Award

- Master Class with Julie Bovasso

- Has worked with such award-winning directors as Ron Howard, Sam Weisman and Jerry Zaks.

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