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:

American Horror Story, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Longmire, All the Way, Once Upon a Time, Cloak & Dagger, Pretty Little Liars, Captain Underpants,
Friday the 13th, The Oath, Criminal Minds, The Middle, Lethal Weapon, Chicago PD, Family Guy, Parenthood, Law & Order: SVU, That ‘70s Show, New Girl, Jessie, Nicky Ricky Dicky and Dawn, The Closer, NCIS, The Mentalist, House, Rizzoli and Isles, Grimm, Whitney (Tv movie), Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Color of Love, Girl Meets World, Just Add Magic, Bunk’d, KC Undercover, Gortimer Gibbons, T@GGED, 11.22.63, The Haunting Hour, Greys Anatomy, Private Practice, American Girl (numerous films), A Christmas Story (1&2), CSI, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Modern Family, Little Miss Sunshine, The Lincoln Lawyer, This is 40, 40 Year Old Virgin, Victorious, Gossip Girl, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Ghost Whisperer, Saving Grace, Cold Case, Wizards of Waverly Place, We Are Marshall, Good Luck Charlie, Happy Endings, Joan of Arc, Summerland, The Bernie Mac Show, Weeds, Nip/Tuck, Alien vs. Predator 2, Are We There Yet?, Cheaper by the Dozen (1&2), How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Home Alone 4, Bruce Almighty, The Cat in the Hat, E.R., The Shield, 7th Heaven, 24, Judging Amy, Suite Life of Zack & Cody, West Wing, Boston Public, Frasier, Will & Grace, Malcolm in the Middle, Even Stevens, Lizzie Mcguire, Do Over, Without a Trace, Less Than Perfect, Empire Falls, Les Miserables, Beauty And The Beast, Falsettos, Passions, Days of Our Lives, All My Children, One Life to Live, The Bold and The Beautiful, General Hospital, Port Charles, 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.

“Thank you so much, Marnie, for keeping my actors so real!” 

– Wendi Green, Paradigm 

The honesty and clarity in Marnie’s teaching has enabled me to not only reach my goals, but far surpass them. She gives you a foundation that transcends both TV and film allowing you to have growth and flexibility in both these worlds, individually and collectively.” 

– Arlen Escarpeta, Series Regular

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

"Marnie cares so deeply for all her students and their craft. She takes every component of the material and sharpens it until everything about the scene is effortlessly perfect. I feel so honored to be working with such a creative, warm, kind, and brilliantly talented professional in this industry. Simply said, Marnie is the best!”
Allie Grant, Series Regular 

"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

"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.