Alumni News by decade


Chris Lanceley, 2010 — Lanceley played the character of Jonathan in the off-Broadway run of "The Play That Goes Wrong" at New World Stages. Created by Mischief Theatre members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields with direction by Mark Bell, "The Play That Goes Wrong" introduce audiences to the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, a performance troupe attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery. As the title suggests, it doesn’t go so well, and the accident-prone thespians fight against all odds to make it through the performance to final bows. The Play That Goes Wrong concluded its Broadway run at the Lyceum Theatre on January 6th. See more
Juan Pablo Mendive, 2018 — Juan Pablo Mendive recently performed in the play "Rapina" at The Tank in New York's Times Square. "Rapiña: Four Short Stories Of Love And Predation" is an original play by Argentinian playwrights Mariana Topet and Leandro Airaldo. See more
Amanda Toan, 2018 — Amanda Toan has been cast as the animated character "Aurora" in Neon Tide, a new interactive video game based on a cyberpunk visual novel. Developed by Skyride Studios, Neon Tide will be launching in Summer 2019. See more
Taiana Tully, 2016 — 2016 Los Angeles Alumna Taiana Tully booked a guest star role on the CBS show, Hawaii Five-0 in season nine, episode 17. Taiana has appeared in several independent films, numerous commercials, and actively works as a character performer for Disney. See more
Arianna Wellmoney, 2016 — Arianna has written and will be starring in the play "Extraordinary Aliens", opening on March 15th at 7pm at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. The play covers the hardships of trying to follow your dreams of being an actor in the USA as an immigrant. See more
Francisca Lozano, 2017 — Francisca stars in the new slasher film 'Romina' recently released on Netflix. 'Romina' tells the story of a shocking assault inspires horrific violence when a group of teens encounters a girl from their school while camping in a remote spot. See more
Blu Hunt, 2015 — Blu will play Danielle Moonstar in the upcoming Marvel film 'The New Mutants' set for release in 2019. 'The New Mutants' is the first X-Men film to step into the horror genre as it draws influence from 'New Mutants No. 18.' See more
Sabrina Kern, 2015 — Sabrina Kern played the titular role in the 2019 feature film 'St. Agatha.' Set in 1950's Georgia, a pregnant con woman on the run seeks refuge in a convent hidden in deafening isolation See more


Arturo Castro, 2007 — Arturo Castro stars in the new sketch show "Alternatino With Arturo Castro." Based on his own experiences as a Latino millennial in the United States, Arturo both stars and executive produces the show. Castro is also known for his starring roles in Comedy Central's "Broad City" and Netflix's "Narcos." See more
Arturo Castro, 2007 — Arturo stars as "Miguel" on the CBS series 'No Activity' also starring Will Ferrell and Tim Meadows. See more
Naomi McDougall Jones, 2008 — Writer, actress, and producer Naomi MacDougall Jones' TEDTalk, 'The Women in Film Revolution Begins with You,' has reached over 1.2 million views after being posted on the homepage. Naomi is the Founder & Chief Impact Officer of The 51 Fund, a new venture capital fund dedicated to financing films written, directed, and produced by women. He new film, Bite Me, is due for release in Summer 2019. See more


Taylor Mac, 1996 — Alum and playwright Taylor Mac will receive special honors at the 85th Annual Drama League Awards on Friday, May 17, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York. Mac, whose upcoming "Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus" will star Nathan Lane and Kristine Nielsen, shall be honored with the Unique Contribution to the Theater Award. Mac was a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama for A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. See more
Kevin Sussman, 1991 — Kevin has been a series regular in the hit show 'Big Band Theory' for the past eleven years in addition to his numerous roles in Film in Television. See more
Jeremy Davies, 1990 — Jeremy provides the voice of Baldur in the game 'God of War.' Jeremy Davies is known for his role as Private Upham in 'Saving Private Ryan' and as Daniel Faraday in the hit TV series 'Lost.' See more
Eion Bailey, 1996 — Once Upon A Time‘s Eion Bailey is set to recur on Amazon’s The Last Tycoon, opposite stars Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins, and Rosemarie DeWitt. See more


Douglas Carter Beane, 1980 — Douglas Carter Beane premiered his new play, 'The Closet at Williamstown Theater Festival' starring Matthew Broderick in 2018. Broderick plays an employee that pretends to be gay, betting that his company’s fear of being accused of homophobia and discrimination would outweigh its desire to fire him. See more
Stewart J. Zully, 1980 — Alumn Stewart J. Zullycan be seen in the Oscar-nominated film "Vice." Stewart' has also landed a role in 'Speed Kills' starring John Travolta along with a number of television appearances. See more
Carrie-Anne Moss, 1988 — Carrie-Anne Moss be best known for her role as Trinity in 'The Matrix,' stars as Jeri Hogarth in Netfilx's 'Jessica Jones.' See more


Donna Pescow, 1975 — Donna landed a reoccurring role as Dr. Sharon Finkel in season four of CW's hit TV show, 'The Flash.' Shortly after graduating from The Academy, Donna was cast as "Annette" in the iconic film "Saturday Night Fever" which launched her career. See more


Armande Assante, 1969 — Armande was honored as the Garden State Film Festival's 2018 MVP Honoree at an awards banquet at The English Manor. Assante appeared on several soap operas before his breakthrough role in "Private Benjamin" starring Goldie Hawn. See more
Danny DeVito, 1966 — Danny DeVito was doubly honored at the closing ceremony of the L.A. Italia Fest where he received of the Jack Valenti Los Angeles, Italia Legend Award and received one of Italy's highest civic honors at the ceremony by becoming a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. See more
Sandy Martin, 1969 — Sandy Martin played Mama Dixon in the award-winning 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.' Sandy has also directed several plays at The Academy for the Los Angeles Company. See more


Gena Rowlands, 1952 — Gena Rowlands will join the 2019 Turner Classic Movie Flim Festival for a screening of her film "A Woman Under the Influence." Directed by Academy alumnus John Cassavetes, “A Woman Under the Influence” tells the story of Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in their marriage. See more
Robert Redford, 1959 — Redford was nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy in 2019 for the film 'The Old Man & the Gun (2018).' See more
Anne Bancroft, 1950 — Anne Bancroft's biography has been released and is the first publication to cover the entire scope of her life and career, including never-before-published family photos, and material from film and theater archives to present a portrait of an artist who raised the standards of acting for all those who followed. See more


Don Rickles, 1948 — Alumnus and late comedian Don Rickles will voice Mr. Potato in "Toy Story 4." Rickles, an alumnus of the New York campus, passed away in April 2017 at the age of 90 and performed the voice of the surly spud Mr. Potato Head since the series’ 1995 inception. See more
Kirk Douglas, 1941 — Photos of Kirk's life and career were recently featured an article in Town & Country Magazine including images from his many iconic films and his 64-year love story with wife Anne Buydens See more
Grace Kelly, 1949 — Grace Kelly's life has recently been chronicled in the new 400 extraordinary collection of black-and-white and color photograph in 'Grace Kelly: Hollywood Dream Girl.' See more