Actress Claire Cohen
Claire Cohen is a talented actress based in Los Angeles who has been working extensively towards theater and commercial features. She has worked with the Academy Theater Company for 9 months, where she worked in a number of off-Broadway style plays during 2012-2013. While visiting a friend in Los Angeles, she loved the atmosphere and the sunshine and moved to this wonderful city within a couple of months. Till this time, she had worked in many commercials as well as short films. She had also went for many play readings and was recognized for her work for a UN commercial where she supported gay rights. Here, she transformed into a seasoned actress and auditioned for many more roles as well. She was also cast in the Twelfth Night, found management for herself and also got signed for a new web series.
However, she never stopped learning more about acting and took classes from Larry Moss. Currently, Claire is busy with Excess Flesh, an upcoming film as well as some Indy features that are due in the latter half of the year. Claire was blessed with talent since the very beginning. She had a highly musical inclination and started to learn the violin when she was only 5 years old. By the time she was 12 years old, she was already well versed in French horn and flute, piano and the organ. In fact, she toured the entire UK and even some parts of Europe with her school choir and orchestra, giving her an intense exposure to the world of arts. However, the young Claire was quite inspired by a Knight’s Tale and Heath Ledger. Therefore, she found her passion and even her career in acting.
While she was visiting her godmother in England, she joined a summer course at the RADA. While moving back from RADA, she decided that she was going to be an actor soon. As a result, she started to audition and hone her skills even more by getting involved in the film and theater industry. When she was only 16 years of age, she secured an agent for herself and was cast in the Dance Academy, a program that was distributed by Nickelodeon in the United States and also in many European countries. In the final year of her high school, she decided to move to New York to give a new dimension to her career. This is one actress with a huge career in front of her!
They say, “Failure comes in only one possibility and that is quitting”, and probably they are right. Most of the time when we quit, success is just at a stone throw’s distance. However, there are people who keep on fighting and hence winning. She is one of those. She has taken training at the illustrious New York Film Academy. Then she took another round of training at the Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts for a period of three years. Her recent film “Wish” has made her stand tall in the pecking order and she seems to be garnering all the fame and hype in the media. The rigorous training she under took at these aforementioned institutes has really fine-tuned the basic nuances in the genre of acting and have stood in good stead for her. Wait, before going any further, let us introduce her and she as many of you would have guessed by now is none other than the super talented Salme Geransar. Born in Iran and moving to Australia at the age of four, this budding superstar has always fought it out to make it big. Although, she mastered piano at the age of seven, still she did not know that she was coming to this industry. It was the disinclination towards her university subjects and the joining of that local acting school, which made a world of a difference.
She has played her part in many great shows including the likes of “Rush” and “The Orchard”. Her role in the movie “The Orchard” really has the film pundits talking and they believe it is one of her finest performance to this date. Additionally, she has learnt the art of kickboxing too. Not only can she speak in English but is also very fluent in Farsi and Spanish. All these extra skills combined with her deadly acting skills do really make her a hot property for the industry insiders.
Actress Samantha Doran and her rise to superstardom
Hard work pays off- Samantha Doran, an Australian born actress is creating a buzz with her short film ‘The wolf’.
Samantha began her training at The Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. Samantha was then offered a place at the highly regarded New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. It was here that she garnered the attention of her respected teachers and industry elite. Samantha credits her time at the conservatory for her unrelenting determination and passion.
Samantha already has a long list of experience under her belt, but it was her short film ‘ The Wolf’ that seems to be capturing everyones attention. The film received best Picture at the Southern Exposure Film Festival and was nominated for Best Screenplay at the Martini Awards. The abstract film was a dark and twisted take on the childhood fairytale ‘Red Ridinghood’. Doran credits her theatre training at the VCA for preparing her for the physically and emotionally demanding role; “..Having a base training in Musical Theatre really taught me the importance of improv and helped build my stamina as an actor.”
After completing the film circuit, the short will soon be available to view online.
South African actress Natasha May
The great Thomas Jefferson once said, “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”. There are two kinds of people and surprisingly both of them believe in luck. The only difference between the two kinds being that one thinks that luck comes to one naturally and the other thinks that luck has to be churned out by hard work. Natasha May belongs to the latter and she is proving her beliefs right by working harder every day and learning new things exponentially. Let us have a look at what she has done and why she is becoming the next big thing in the acting world.
Born in South Africa, Natasha has always been interested in television and theatre. As she has her roots from India, she speaks very fluent Hindi. Apart from Hindi, she is proficient in English, French and Portuguese. This diva has all the qualities associated with a star. Another example of her hard work is the number of institutions she has taken her training from. It is a long list with the likes of New York Film Academy, Anthony Meindl and the Ivana Chubbuck studio.. This long list of prestigious schools directs to the point that the amount of passion she has for acting is non-surpassing. She has that indomitable spirit and courage that really makes her a tough nut to crack under pressure. Her television stint has included many shows like Metropolitan Detective, The Creepy Guy and Secret Moonlight being the prime ones. Her movies until date have been Already Over, The Vagina Monologues and Lovestuck. The amount of work she has is unbelievable, yet still she takes time out for her hobbies.
She is a decent guitarist and a guitarist who also practices Muay Thai. Due to her Indian roots, she also takes a lot of interest in Yoga and is a trained yoga teacher. The list is long and endless, so is her passion. Natasha May has arrived with a bang!