One actress who is described as Holly Hunter and said to have the grace of Natalie Portman and goofiness of Zooey Deschanel is the Australian actress Chantelle James. Born in Sydney, Australia,Chantelle has been showing interest in the field ever since she was a child. When she was only 5-6 years old she started teaching choreography to kids and also began putting on plays and performances for parents. Soon she landed in dance and acting classes. She has spent three years at the drama school at the Actors Centre Australia. Post her graduation, she worked in theatre and films.She then just packed her bags and moved to Los Angeles. She believes in staying inspired and hence presently involved in taking improv classes at Upright Citizens Brigade, Los Angeles. It was here that she developed great liking for comedy.
She draws her biggest inspiration from the strong and smart talented Australia woman Cate Blanchett. She considers the comedy stars Will Ferrell or Leslie Mann as her ideal co-stars. Ever since she has moved to the US, she has done a short film named ‘Proper Stranger’ which is directed by Stephanie Wolf, ‘Soft shell Crab and da Meatballs’ which is a hilarious video film clip by artist Dug. Apart from these she has done a TV series Killer Kids directed by Ralph Greco and also the web series Bond James Bond.
While stating the works of Chantelle James, how can we not mention the web series ‘Strange LA’ created by her and Alexandra Grossi starring Alexandra Grossi, Jonathan Cherry, Dasha Flyn, Julie Birke, Natalie Burtney, Philippe Day, Tia Moeller and Jeneffa Soldatic aside from herself and directed by Jonas Kord. She considers her character of Brigitte in this series as her personal favorite as comedy is her favorite genre and portraying this role was really something she really enjoyed. ‘Strange LA’ is based around a news program called ‘Strange LA’ that reports the ‘news’ which is not really news at all. The show is a satirical sketch comedy which makes fun of the way people in LA live. If you want to catch up with ‘Strange LA’ then just wait till June 3rd for its release and in the meantime, you can follow the official webpage as well as Facebook and Instagram.
As for future, this amazing actress aspires to have her own successful production company.