About the Author


Lee Michael Cohn

Lee Michael Cohn is a screenwriter, film producer, director, and longtime teacher of acting at many prestigious institutions. He is a veteran of the Warner Bros. Comedy Writers’ Workshop, and the co-author of A Practical Handbook for the Actor, the best-selling acting book ever written. Lee has optioned many film and TV scripts, and was a two-time grant recipient as playwright-in-residence at California State University, Northridge in the Veterans in Theatre Project. He has also produced numerous multi-million dollar fundraisers for The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, an organization that promotes solidarity between the Jewish and African-American, Latin-X, and Muslim communities. He holds a BFA in Drama from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside. He has taught acting workshops in New York, Miami, Vancouver, London, and many other places. Lee resides in Los Angeles, but please don’t hold that against him.


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