Catlin Adams has coached some of the industry’s most successful and prolific actors including Oscar-winning actors Jane Fonda, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Amy Adams, as well as Brad Pitt, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Douglas, Aaron Eckhart, Lily Tomlin, Taylor Schilling, Charlie Hunnam, Moran Atias, Megan Fox, Zoe Saldana, among others. She also coaches A-list directors like Darren Aronofsky.
An actor herself, her innate skills have given rise to the careers of up and coming actors, as well as supported some of the industry’s most widely respected performers.
At 14, she became the youngest member of the Actor’s Studio, and studied with her teacher and mentor Lee Strasberg until his death. She also worked with other master teachers, including Stella Adler, Harold Clurman, Lee Grant, Gary Austin, and Ellen Burstyn. Catlin is a founding member of the acclaimed comedy improvisational group, The Groundings.
Her love of acting led her to write, produce and direct as well. As a director, Catlin is a graduate of the American Film Institute. Her TV film, “Wanted: A Perfect Guy,” starring a very young Ben Affleck, won two Emmys and she garnered a Directors Guild Award. Four years later, Catlin directed the feature film “Sticky Fingers,” which she co-wrote and co-produced with Melanie Mayron.
Her versatility is the foundation for the artistic skill and passion she brings to coaching. Her instincts are what set her apart from the pack. She loves what she does and invests in each person equally.
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