Andrea is a Jeff Award winning actress with memberships in Equity Sag and VASTA. She holds an MFA in acting (Meisner and Linklater), and was a long time student of Uta Hagen. Andrea has performed in numerous productions in Chicago, as well as on the east coast. Her favorite roles include Little Red in Into the Woods, and Laura in The Glass Menagerie and any Shakespearean role! She played Dawn in American pemeire of WRENS, by Anne McGravie, produced by the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, published by Dramatic Publishing. You may have seen her in Tide commercials (among others) or on CBS’s Early Edition. Her favorite commercial is "Rhino Pet" for the Denver Zoo. Click the link above to see it!
She is a two time finalist with the Literary Magazine, Glimmertrain, her short Stories have been honored in the Open Fiction Contest, www.glimmertrain.org.
|With Journeyman director Daniel Lee|
She is featured in the 2005 Indie Journeyman, which has recently won at the Twin Rivers Multimedia festival and was an Official Selection at the Idaho Panhandle International Film Festival.
You can see her biography on the internet movie data base, http://www.imdb.com/. She is featured in the Indie, The Paterson Manor, which will go to fesitvals in 2007-2008. Currently she is working on casting and coaching for the Indie http://www.lightasafeatherthemovie.com/.
|With her on screen son Sean Lee|
She currently hosts a cable show entitled “Film Forum” broadcasting from Glendale Community College’s TV station.
Andrea’s theatre career is multifaceted. She has worked as a casting director for features and commercials while running her own acting studio as well as working as “Chicago’s premiere private acting coach,” as she became known in the wilds of Chicago. She chronicled her ideas in her own column in Chicago’s theatre trade paper, PerformInk. All of this going on while she was acting on stage and TV.
|With Claudia at The Raven Theatre in Chicago|
Glendale Concert Singers Website here!
Andrea sings with the Glendale Concert Singers, of Glendale, Ca, check out the concert schedule!
She feels greatly influenced, as a teacher and actress, by her late mentor Uta Hagen, and by her Linklater voice teacher, Claudia Anderson of DePaul University.
As a writer Andrea studies through the Gotham Writer’s Workshop and is a reader for the literary magazine Eclipse, published for Glendale Community College, CA. She is a two time finalist in Glimmertrain's Fiction Open Contest. Her original piece After The Ball, has been in production in Colorado, her original monologues and scenes are used by her private students, Ensemble Theatre Productions, and by students at the Raven Theatre Workshops and the Aurora Fox Theatre Education Outreach program.
Andrea's original theatre exercises for the public speaking classroom and oral interpretation performance are currently being published in a special edition of Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices by O'Hair, Stewart, Bedford/St. Martins.