Southern California based, Deborah Lemen Acting Studio's mission is to help students of all ages develop, hone, and enhance techniques and tools that will enable them to build a career as a professional, working actor. With intense study and practice in the classroom, on set and on camera, we place special emphasis on training the actor to respond quickly and fully to all stimuli; enabling each student to make fearless, confident and ultimately, winning choices. Whether through class or private coaching, the essential goal of Deborah Lemen Acting Studio is to help the actor cultivate a process as a professional artist that is uniquely their own, giving them their greatest chance at working in the acting industry.
Deborah Lemen is a working actor, teacher, writer, director, and producer who works in both New York and Southern California. She has trained with George Morrison and Jack Waltzer in New York, and with Peter Flood and Ivana Chubbuck in Los Angeles.
Deborah Lemen is the first Professional Acting Coach to adapt the Ivana Chubbuck Technique for Kids and Teens. She has adapted the technique to make it accessible and age appropriate for kids and teens, yet still offer the same acting tools that have created hundreds of successful and award winning adult actors. Deb's acting technique and workshops have proven to be career changing! Past and present students have been successful both theatrically as well as commercially. She has recently worked as the on-set coach for "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and one of Deb's biggest success stories is Katie LeClerc, the current star of ABC Family's Switched at Birth.
Deborah has developed a well-known reputation as an actor, appearing in over 50 plays in both New York and Los Angeles, and in film, working opposite Rob Schneider, Seth Rogan, Patrick Swayzee and others. Film Credits include: DEUCE BIGELO, POINT BREAK, WHISTLESTOP GIRL, A SECRET THING, and Judd Apetow’s PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, directed by David Gordon Green. As a member of Filmmaker’s Alliance, a collective made up of 300 filmmakers, Deborah has written and directed over a dozen films.