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The Joanne Baron D.W. Brown Acting Studio in Santa Monica Los Angeles

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News & Updates:

Now Enrolling:

                                                             NOW  ENROLLING  FOR FALL AND WINTER CLASSES

                                 Admission is based on an interview.    Call (310) 451-3311 to book an interview or for more information on classes   

  • Now Enrolling: Industry Master Class with Joanne Baron. December 6, 7, 13, and 14. Contact the Studio for actor and auditor information. 
  • On Camera Audition Technique and Advanced Scene Study for the Working Actor- classes with Lisa Clarkson-Milillo, Studio Senior Instructor and award-winning television series Producer.
  • Alexander Technique with Michael D. Frederick - Best Alexander Technique Teacher in Los Angeles Magazine's "Best of L.A." Contact Michael Frederick at 310-880-7700 for upcoming class schedules.


  • Check out "Backstage Experts" Joanne Baron and DW Brown for their acting advice on the Backstage Magazine website!
  • D.W. Brown's new book, "2500 Years of Wisdom: Sayings of the Great Masters" has combined classic expressions from giants, such as  Plato and Confucius, with aphorisms of accepted  masters, such as  Montaigne and Goethe, this book also blends the genius  of lesser known  lights, such as Baltazar Gracien and Simone Weil. The  result is a  magnificent and harmonious symphony of humanity’s deepest  convictions,  crossing the boundaries of culture and time.
  • D.W. Brown's book, “You Can Act!” is a comprehensive guide to playing a part and contains a wealth of invaluable reference information. A unique resource for actors, writers and directors.
  • D.W. Brown's feature film, On the Inside, written and directed by D.W., is now available on DVD!  Click here for the trailer.

Our Artists Working in the Field:

Congratulations to our Current & Former Students!

  • Robin Wright is currently in development on the film The Archivist which she is set to direct starring Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, and Sam Worthington. She stars in the film A Most Wanted Man with Phillip Seymour Hoffman. She also received a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on the Netflix hit, "House of Cards" with Kevin Spacey.
  • Halle Berry stars in the hit TV series, “Extant” on CBS which premiered this past summer and has just been renewed for another season. She is also set to produce a star in the feature Kidnap.
  • Mariska Hargitay has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards for her work on "Law & Order: SVU” and she recently made her directorial debut for an “SVU” episode costarring Alec Baldwin. She was also interviewed recently for “Inside the Actor’s Studio.”
  • Leslie Mann recently starred in the film The Other Woman with Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton.
  • JR Lemon costarred on the summer hit NBC series "The Night Shift" and recently guest starred on "Hawaii Five-0." 
  • Lou Ferrigno Jr. recently guest starred on “The Mindy Project,” several episodes of “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Teen Wolf.” He also is shooting the TV movie Earth Fall featuring another Baron Brown student, Henderson Wade.
  • Jeff Goldblum is currently filming Mortdecai with Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ewan McGregor.
  • Patrick Dempsey, SAG Award winner and Golden Globe, Emmy nominated actor, stars on the hit series "Grey's Anatomy" on ABC and is in pre-production for the film, Mission S.O.P. also starring Michelle Romano and Denise Rodman.
  • Julia Stiles is shooting the film 5 minutes with John Cusack and Jason Isaacs, stars in the web series "Blue," and is set to star in TNT’s Guilt by Association. She is also on the Off Broadway play, Phoenix.
  • Adam Simon wrote the screenplay for Man Down, a feature in preproduction starring Kate Mara, Gary Oldman, and Shia LaBeuof. He also wrote and stars in Synapse - also starring numerous alumni and in theaters in November.
  • Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October is on a European tour to support his album, Sway.
  • Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter is in the film Get on Up. He has also received a total of twelve Grammy nominations and can be seen nightly as the lead singer of Jimmy Fallon’s band, The Roots, on "The Tonight Show."
  • Peter Facinelli is wrapping up his run in the critically acclaimed Showtime series, "Nurse Jackie" with Edie Falco and his new series, “Odysee”, begins on November 3rd on NBC. He also stars in the upcoming film Freezer with Dylan McDermott.
  • Nancy Armstrong is a web producer on "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" - a series that airs on PBS and is featured on AOL.
  • Nicollette Sheridan just wrapped filming of Let’s Kill Wards Wife also starring Patrick Wilson and Scott Foley.
  • Tina Huang has a recurring role on "Rizzoli and Isles" on TNT. She also recently wrapped the film On Paper for the Hallmark Channel costarring Baron Brown alum, Katie Gill.
  • Sam Raimi is in postproduction on Poltergeist with Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt.
  • Clifton Collins Jr. is shooting Triple Nine with Aaron Paul and Kate Winslet. He also just started preproduction on the new TV show “Secrets and Lies” with Juliette Lewis.
  • Andre Hall costars on Tyler Perry's comedy TV show, "Love Thy Neighbor" on OWN.
  • Michael Vartan is currently filming the thriller Crawlspace with alum Nadine Velazquez and has an upcoming role in “Bates Motel” on A&E opposite Vera Farmiga.
  • Brenda Strong is shooting Road to Redemption with Akon.
  • Parker Young stars in the upcoming show "Cuz-Bros" with Geoff Stults.
  • William Mapother just wrapped Cyber with Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis. He also recently finished shooting more episodes of “The Mentalist.”
  • Jenny McCarthy is hosting her own radio show on SiriusXm Radio.
  • Nadine Velazquez is a series regular on "Major Crimes" on TNT and is shooting the thriller film Crawlspace with alum Michael Vartan.
  • C. Thomas Howell can be seen in episodes of “Blue Bloods,” “Criminal Minds,” “Sons of Anarchy,” and “Southland.” He is also in production on the film My B.F.F. with alum Stacey Dash and Rivers 9 with alum Jamie Kennedy.
  • Jamie Kennedy is also set to star in Universal Studio’s Tremors 5 along side Michael Gross.
  • Kirston Leigh Mann is the costume designer for "Parks and Recreation” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
  • Sherri Shepherd recently retired from "The View" and is currently working on the film Finally Famous with Chris Rock and costarring in “Cinderella” on Broadway.
  • Mickey Liddell is currently producing Where the Devil Hides starring Rufus Sewell.
  • Studio collaborator Marc Levin and Mariska Hargitay are teaming up to shoot a documentary on Rape Kit Backlog.
  • Peyton McDavitt recently appeared in Cavemen with Camilla Bella and Chad Michael Murray.
  • Henry Simmons recently wrapped the film No Good Deed with Taraji P Henson, guest starred on “Law and Order: SVU” with fellow alum, Mariska Hargitay and costars on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
  • Sophina Brown is currently shooting Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce with Linda Edelstein and Janeane Garofalo.
  • Justin Hartly has recurring roles on “Revenge” and “Mistresses” on ABC and recently wrapped the film The Challenger with Michael Clarke Duncan.
  • Laura Leighton stars in the ABC Family TV drama, "Pretty Little Liars."
  • Andrea Parker has a recurring role on “Pretty Little Liars” with Laura Leighton.
  • Jon Gries is working on several projects including starring in Taken 3 and he is writing and directing the feature film, Big Life.
  • Parish Rahbar is co-wrote One Lucky Moon with Peter Bogdanovich. The film is in production and stars alum Colleen Camp with Burt Reynolds and Cybill Shepherd.
  • Jamie Kennedy is in post-production on Rivers 9 with Baron Brown alum C.Thomas Howell. He stars in the upcoming film Buddy Hutchins costarring other Baron Brown alums, Sara Malakul Lane,  Hirum Murray, Denise Dorado, and Shaughnessy Dixson,
  • Sharon Case has been on over 100 episodes of "The Young and the Restless" which was nominated for several 2014 Daytime Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series.
  • Kim Delaney is in the upcoming mini-series "To Appomattox" with Rob Lowe.
  • Keanu Reeves stars in the hit film John Wick and just wrapped The Whole Truth with Renée Zellweger and Knock Knock written and directed by Eli Roth.
  • Dena Hysell is producing various projects including the film The Sound of Magic.
  • Martha Coolidge recently shot an episode of “Killer Woman“ and “The Night Shift” and she is in preproduction to director a project with Ed Asner.
  • Amber Valletta is a recurring guest star on “Revenge” and costars on “Legends” on TNT.
  • Catherine Bell is starring in the upcoming independent film, Desert Storm and recently guest starred on “King & Maxwell” on TNT.
  • Susan Irby's radio show, "The Bikini Chef" airs weekly on KABC.
  • Doug Claybourne is producing the film Mis-Fits with Frida Pinto and Cloris Leachman.
  • Marc Levin was executive producer for CNN’s mini-series documentary “Chicagoland” and is currently in postproduction for Freeway: Crack in the System.
  • Andrew Fleming directed episodes of “The Michael J. Fox Show” and “New Girl” and an upcoming episode of the new show “Bad Judge” starring Kate Walsh.
  • Michael Rymer is executive producer on “Hannibal” and works on “The Killing,” and “Longmire.” He is also in pre-production for Deadline Gallipoli, a mini-series starring Sam Worthington and Hugh Dancy.
  • Michael Scovotti has a role in Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant” starring Stanley Tucci and Marcia Gay Harden.
  • Deborah Lawlor is the Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director for the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood, which has won over 160 awards for all areas of production, performance, and design over its 18-year history.
  • Haley Webb is currently shooting the indie feature film Sugar Mountain with Cary Elwes and Jason Momoa. She also recently wrapped Single in South Beach costarring with Baron Brown alum Kevin Sorbo.
  • Kevin Sorbo has several projects in the works including recently starring in God's Not Dead, a film that has pulled in $24M to date on a $2M budget. 
  • Emily Goldwyn wrote the sitcom pilot “Girls without Boys” that was just picked up by ABC and WBTV.
  • Rosa Blasi has a costar role on the upcoming Nickelodeon show, "The Thundermans."
  • Kristen Terry was recently in the film Dead End with Vivica Fox.
  • Jerry Levine is directing episodes of “Elementary” and “Hawaii Five-O” for CBS.
  • Mike Wade just wrapped production on the film This is Happening costarring Judd Nelson and Cloris Leachman.
  • Gillian Greene Raimi is in post with her film Murder of a Cat starring Nikki Reed and Greg Kinnear.
  • Lisa Rinna recently appeared on “Sing Your Face Off,” and “Awkward.”
  • Ross Lacy has cast over 2,000 national and regional commercials including Orbit, Levis, Bank of America, ESPN, Coke, and many more.
  • Rick Springfield has a New York Times bestselling novel, “Magnificent Vibration.”
  • Matt Dallas has a recurring role on "Baby Daddy" on ABC Family and is in pre-production for the action/sci-fi film Paradox with Ashley Johnson.
  • Jayme Lynn Evans is shooting Offline with Daryl Hannah and will guest star on an upcoming episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
  • Peter Cornwell has begun production on the film Mercy based on the short story by Stephen King and starring Dylan McDermott.
  • Clare Carey recently guest starred on “The Mentalist,” “NCIS,” and “Perception.”
  • Dree Hemingway recently costarred in Listen Up Phillip with Elisabeth Moss which premiered at Sundance and is currently shooting While We’re Young with Naomi Watts, Ben Stiller, and Amanda Seyfried.
  • Kristos Andrews is producer and star of hit soap webisode "The Bay" along with alums, producer Celeste Fianna and actress Lilly Melgar. "The Bay" has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy.
  • Bobby Campo has a recurring role on both the  Syfy's hit drama "Being Human" and a new MTV series “Scream” based on the cult horror film series.  He also recently guest starred on “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Masters of Sex.”
  • Virginia Williams recently guest starred on “Bad Teacher” and recently finished the thriller film The Culling, and just booked a recurring role on "Girlfriends Guide to Divorce" alongside alum Sophina Simmons.
  • Jennie Garth stars in the TV show “Mystery Girls.”
  • Janice Karman writes and produces Alvin and the Chipmunks cartoons. She is currently producing Alvin and the Chipmunks 4.
  • Fitness and wellness expert Mandy Ingber released her latest yoga book, Yogalosophy.
  • Jeanine Kasper recently wrapped the film Hidden in the Woods with William Forsythe.
  • Zuleyka Silver and fellow alum, Peyton McDavitt appear in the recently released film Cavemen starring Camilla Bella and Chad Michael Murray.
  • Stacey Dash is currently shooting the film My B.F.F.  with alum C. Thomas Howell. She also is also a host on the FOX news show “Outnumbered.”
  • Justin Chon is in post on the film he wrote, directed, and starred in, Man-Up! He also recently starred in the Martin Scorsese-produced film, Revenge of the Green Dragons.
  • Jennifer Hall is in post-production on the film Meat.
  • Tom Shadyac will be directing the upcoming Untitled Sam Kinison Project with HBO.
  • Singer/songwriter Carole King's music is featured in the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical based on her life: Beautiful. 
  • Kate Vernon costars in the upcoming film Chicanery. 
  • Colleen Camp is producing several projects including the film She’s Funny That Way with Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson. She also recently guest starred in 2 episodes of "MobCity" on TNT and “Rake.”
  • Mick Fleetwood is currently on a reunion tour with his band Fleetwood Mac.
  • George Wendt is shooting the TV show “Buzzy’s” slated to be shown on TBS in 2015. He has also begun production on the film, The Hollywood Reboot.
  • Tracey Sayed recently guest stared in the new show "Partners" with Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer on FX. 
  • Kate Danson has a recurring role on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” She is also currently shooting the film Alien Theory with several Baron Brown alumni.
  • Nevin Millan recently wrapped the short film Tie the Knot opposite Tara Reid. 
  • Chad Brannon can be heard every day as a main promo announcer for FOX shows such as “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” “New Girl,” “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” The Mindy Project,” and more. He is also the voice of the History Channel. 
  • Joe Unger has a supporting role in the upcoming feature film In Your Eyes starring Jennifer Grey and Nikki Reed.
  • David Rogers recently directed an episode of "The Mindy Project" on FOX.
  • Graham Littlefield had a role in the FX hit show "Fargo" and just wrapped shooting a lead role in the sci-fi film Fallout Asylum with Kim Coates and Ashanti.
  • Joel Gretch has a recurring role on the new MTV series “Scream” based on the cult horror classic films.
  • Derek Mio costars in the web series "Spooked" on Hulu.
  • Brendon Sexton recently guest starred on "Chicago P.D." on NBC and is currently working on several films.
  • David Chisum recently guest starred on the TV show "Stalker"and is in post production for the film Checkmate with Danny Glover.



1323 Lincoln Blvd Suite #200, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | Ph: 310.451.3311 | Fax: 310.451.1407 | info@baronbrown.com