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 films, 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:

Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Zombies 2, Candy, Raven’s Home, The Mysterious Benedict Society, Home Team, S.W.A.T, Station 19, Goliath, The Underground Railroad, The Brother Garcia, Palmer, Walker, Girl Meets World, Just Add Magic, Bunk’d, KC Undercover, 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 70’s 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, 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, , Victorious, Gossip Girl, 40 Year Old Virgin ,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, 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

“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

“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 Wicked, Pippin, Godspell and Rags.

“Marnie Cooper has been such an intricate part of my kids’ careers.  From coaching Miley before auditioning for Hannah Montana (and bringing her so far) to helping Noah any time she auditions as well!  I recommend her to people almost daily!”
Tish Cyrus

“Marnie is one of the most sophisticated, hardworking, and nicest people I know. Her wisdom has carried me farther than I ever thought I would go. It is always a pleasure to learn from her and to just be around her. Marnie’s method of teaching is one that is sure to bring the best out of anyone. I absolutely love her and would highly recommend her to anyone in the business.”
– Emmy Liu-Wang, Series Regular, Raven’s Home

“Marnie will guide you and help you create new ideas and characters for you to use. She only wishes for your success and is a great listener as well.  She helped me a lot when I transitioned from a theater actor to a TV/Film actor.  She also coached me on the role of Reynie Muldoon for the Mysterious Benedict Society, which I booked off her tape.”
Mystic Inscho, Lead “The Mysterious Benedict Society”

“First of all, I just want to say thank you Marnie, for helping my daughter to pursue her dreams. I feel that I truly landed on a gem when we met you, and I’m so grateful to have you as her acting coach. Marnie takes care of your child, in a way that helps them gain trust in their acting skills, and get the most out of their performance.  I cannot recommend Marnie enough!! Antonella booked Candy off Marnie’s tape.”
Daisy Pinheiro (Antonella Rose’s mom, Series Regular, “Candy”)

“Marnie Cooper School of acting is amazing! Marnie definitely broke me out of my comfort zone when it comes to different roles, and it has helped me so much!! I would recommend her to anyone !!”
– Skai Jackson

“Thank you so much Marnie for keeping my actors so real!”
– Wendi Green, Manager, Atlas

“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.

“Marnie impacted my career in so many ways. Not only did she equip me with the tools to thrive creatively as an actor, but she also helped me fall madly in love with the craft at a young age. I am so grateful for Marnie.”
– Olivia Sanabia, Lead, “Just Add Magic” and “Coop and Cami Ask the World”

“She’s the ultimate acting coach for children and teens!   You don’t get any better.”
– Marilyn Zitner Management

“I’ve been asked many times to speak at acting classes, and when I do, I feel actors benefit greatly. When I went to Marnie’s class, her actors were so talented; I ended up learning something from them.”
– John Asher, Director/ Actor

“Marnie is my go to acting coach for my clients as well as my own daughter. She gives young actors the tools necessary to feel confident and be successful. They learn in a loving, comfortable environment that allows them to take chances.”
– Laura Aladjem (Mackenzie’s mother, Mackenzie Aladjem – Television: Nurse Jackie (series regular), The Middle, CSI Miami, All My Children Film: This Is 40, The Lincoln Lawyer)


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.