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About Gwyn Gilliss

Founder and Creator of The Actor's Market, Gwyn is the “Foremost Marketing Coach for Actors". As a successful actor herself working in all medias, she was an Emmy Award nominated Soap Opera Star with over a dozen contract and recurring roles, starred in Primetime pilots and TV series, appeared on and off Broadway and in classsical Repertory theater. She was also in demand as a corporate spokeswoman for dozens of network commercials and voice- overs. With clients on both coasts and internationally working in all medias she is the premier role model with winning Strategies and first-hand knowledge of the TV, Film and Theater Industries which she willing shares to help new actors succeed.

 

A classically trained actress, Gwyn studied theatre at Carnegie Mellon University. Her career spans several decades during which time she appeared on Broadway in Kaufman and Hart's classic comedy,"The Man Who Came to Dinner" at The Circle in the Square with Ellis Raab and Carrie Nye and in Joshua Logan's (South Pacific, Mr. Roberts) last play, "Trick" co-starring with Tammy Grimes and Ian Richardson. Off B'way Gwyn starred in the rock musical of "Love's Labour's Lost" at the Cherry Lane Theatre and played major roles in American Repertory Theatres -from Shakespeare to Shaw, Moliere to Arthur Miller, Tennesee Williams to Noel Coward. (Favorites include: Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire, Elivira in Blithe Spirit, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Mina in the B'way tryout of Count Dracula ). She played a wide range of characters in TV pilots, Primetime TV series and films and can be seen/heard in numerous major market commercials and voice-overs.

Some of her many contract and recurring roles on daytime series include: ABC’s All My Children, One Life to Live, Loving and Ryan's Hope, NBC’s Another World and As the World Turns and CBS's Guiding Light. Her best selling book,"The ABC's of Soaps" (a "how-to" for young actors wishing to get work on Daytime) is currently in it's third printing. Gwyn has appeared in or written and produced 13 pilots for primetime TV- "Manhattan Stories", "N.Y.J.D.", "citilife" and "Raunchy" produced by her own production company, Laight Street Films. She created, wrote and produced last season's sitcom pilot "Bloggers" and during this summer's mini-pilot season was a featured co-star in the upcoming Howard Reichmann HBO pilot "Wired City".

As Executive Director of TAM, The Actor’s Market, Gwyn provides FREE monthly Info seminars, Agent/Casting Director Interview tele-seminars, FREE weekly marketing tips as well many tiered Coaching Programs to help actors market themselves to the NY and LA TV/Film industries. She has tremendous success with her private CAREER COACHING CLIENTS- more than 90% get Agent representation launching their careers with performances in Emmy award winning Primetime TV series- Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, NCIS, The Good Wife, House, Law & Order, 30 Rock, Criminal Minds, White Collar, Royal Pains and feature films, as well as on and off Broadway.

Contact Info: 212-595-9001, coaching@theactorsmarket.com

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