Denise Simon

A graduate of Florida State University with a BFA Degree in acting, Denise studied acting with renowned teachers including Wynn Handman, Larry Silverberg, Charles Nelson Reilly and Burt Reynolds. Denise has worked as an actor, teacher, director, personal talent manager and casting director for over 30 years. She developed and managed the careers of Scarlett Johansson, Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino among others . She has taught hundreds of children and young adults appearing regularly on TV, film, and Broadway including Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp from Stranger Things. Denise cast the award-winning independent film No Letting Go. Her recent directing credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Museum, Working, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Into the Woods. She was the on-set coach for the award-winning television show Teen Kids News and for Fox Television’s The Following. Denise is the author of Parenting in the Spotlight: How to Raise a Child Star Without Screwing Them Up. She is an expert columnist at Backstage.com, a member of the New York SAG–AFTRA Young Performers Committee, and has led seminars for Actors Equity Association and SAG–AFTRA.  denisesimoncoaching.com

 

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