Amie Farrell teaches on-camera Scene Study at the AdlerImprov Acting Studio in Hollywood. She has an extensive career as a working actor in TV, Film, Commercials, on stage, and as an acting coach across the country.
As an actor, she has worked with Clint Eastwood, Kevin Spacey, Uma Thurman, Whoopi Goldberg, Minnie Driver, Krysten Ritter, and more. Amie’s acting credits include the Academy Award-nominated “American Sniper,” “California Winter,” “A Green Story,” “Dance Off,” “The League,” “Legends,” “Criminal Minds,” “Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23,” and “iCarly.”
She has appeared in dozens of national commercials. Theatrically, she has performed with The Geffen Playhouse, Playwrights Horizons, Milwaukee Rep, Missouri Rep, L.A. Shakespeare Festival, ICT, and more.
Amie has a BFA in acting from The Theater School at DePaul University, graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, and studied Improvisation with Rob Adler, Ric Murphy (AdlerImprov) and Jonathan Pitts (Second City) in Chicago.
As an acting coach, Amie has guided actors in NYC, Chicago, and L.A. She helps actors transform into storytellers, both on camera and the stage, by inspiring them to find their unique voice, discover freedom through play, and make smart choices that honor the script using specific technical skills. Amie has previously owned her own acting studio, Variant Actors’ Lab. She has served as a Guest Artist at Chapman University and Theater School at DePaul. She also ran the outreach programs for Shenandoah Shakespeare and Wolfpack Theater. She is proud to volunteer her artistic talent with Get Lit and Unusual Suspects.
The actors Amie has coached have appeared on numerous TV Shows (as series regulars, recurring, and guest stars) and films, including “The People vs O.J. Simpson,” “American Sniper,” “Heroes,” “Mom,” “Major Crimes,” “Stronger,” “Shadow Hunters,” “Glee,” “Savages,” “The Magicians,” “The Goldbergs,” “Drumline,” “Criminal Minds,” “Lab Rats,” and more.
“Amie is a great teacher and mentor to her students. She really knows what to get out of her students. I have had the pleasure of working with her and really respect her views on acting.”
-Eve Streger, Casting Director (Clint Eastwood’s SULLY, AMERICAN SNIPER and JERSEY BOYS, BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2, EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, INSIDE MAN, and more)
“Amie provides the tools and exercise needed to make it in today’s Hollywood. Amie has the gift of bringing the “real” out of the actor.”
-Harry Shum Jr., Actor (Magnus on SHADOW HUNTERS, Mike Chang on GLEE, MOMS NIGHT OUT, STEP UP2, and more)
“Amie Farrell’s class is a great tool for meeting talented actors with enormous passion and dedication to their craft. All of which is encouraged and facilitated by the dedication and nurturing offered to every student by Amie, their Coach and Fellow Actor.”
-Yesi Ramirez, CD/ VP of Casting Twentieth Century Fox (MOONLIGHT, STAR TREK BEYOND, MAGIC MIKE XXL, PERCY JACKSON and more)
“Amie’s gift and strength lives in her commitment to nurturing the artist in all of her students. She has an uncanny ability to tap into the freeness that makes acting a joy, as opposed to just a job. Once found, Amie balances this joy with a confidence that comes from focused preparation, and an awareness of that unique quality that makes each actor stand out. Her insight into the actor as an individual is invaluable. The benefits of Amie’s passion and experience are assets in this industry”
-Leonard Roberts, Actor (Ray on MOM, Leo Mason on MAJOR CRIMES, HEROES, DRUMLINE, AMERICAN SNIPER, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER)