Legendary acting coach, Margie Haber, teaches actors to connect to their personal power and become creators. Author of F*CK YOUR COMFORT ZONE and the renowned audition book, HOW TO GET THE PART…WITHOUT FALLING APART, Margie has a charismatic ability to lead listeners down a journey to be open, embrace their imperfections and live in the unknown. Irreverent, authentic and unafraid to dig deep, Margie engages with her successful students, industry pros and people of all walks of life in this podcast about getting out of your comfort zone, letting go of control and transforming your life. Among her acting students are Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Tiffany Haddish, Kyle Chandler, Mariska Hargitay and many more. Each podcast is filled with humor and personal stories, giving a glimpse into the everyday struggles of being human.
Chris Boudreaux is well-acquainted with life outside of his comfort zone. While homeless and living out of his car, Chris garnered a Division 1 full-ride scholarship to the Nevada Wolfpack and won a D1 Conference Championship with Colin Kaepernick as his QB. He was picked up by the SF 49ers in 2012 after setting a bench press record that year. Two years later, after “finding himself,” Chris was cast in Men of the Strip as a dancer with Michael Jackson’s choreographer, Glenn Douglas Packard on E! Network and became a professional dancer. After a few years of touring and Chippendales, he moved to LA in 2016 with his partner, Shannyn Lattuca.
In LA, Chris joined Playhouse West and began working as an actor. His credits include the Lionsgate film on Amazon, BORN A CHAMPION opposite Sean Patrick Flanery, NCIS, SWAT and BASKETS. His short film just won best comedy at Cannes this year. He has 2 kids with his partner, Shannyn.
Chris and Margie discuss his struggles and his resilience, the joy of creating, and putting together your package. The podcast ends with some great advice on self-tapes and enjoying the process. Now go eat an ice cream cone!
Tiffany Haddish, Actress | Comedian
Tiffany Haddish is an actress, comedian and producer best known for Girls Trip, Night School and Like a Boss. She is also the author of the new children’s book, Layla, the Last Black Unicorn. Here Margie and Tiffany talk nails and her audition for Girls Trip, which Margie helped her with. Tiffany also discusses working with Billy Crystal on Here Today and becoming a Bat Mitzvah. It’s a conversation that uncovers the depth of Margie and Tiffany’s long-standing working relationship. Don’t miss Tiffany in After Party on Apple+ with her figurines and The Card Counter on Netflix. She Ready!
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David Sweeney, Manager
David Sweeney and Margie share a lot in common. David and Margie both come from Long Island. They are both married [David, to his husband; Margie, to her wife.] They both have sons. And David manages Brandon Scott, who happens to be Margie’s fabulous student and who has also done this podcast. David graduated NYU and moved to LA to be an agent trainee at the then powerhouse agency Triad Artists. Triad was bought by William Morris and David became an assistant in the TV Talent department. While there, his boss booked an unknown George Clooney on a pilot called ER. David then worked at More-Medavoy management where another unknown actor David Schwimmer booked a pilot called Friends. In addition to talent managing, David also focuses on producing and has several films and TV series in active development. In this podcast, David shares his journey of becoming a manager and answers important questions like, What is a manager? What does David look for in a client and how can you get in touch with him? When should you leave your representation? What does David look for in signing an actor? David recounts his experiences with some of his actors like Brandon Scott and Amanda Schull and talks with pride about his “20 year club” of actors. The podcast ends with his advice to all actors, whether brand new or working.
Italian Actress, Alice Torriani
Alice lives between London, Rome and Los Angeles. She graduated from The Paolo Grassi Drama Academy in Milan in 2007 and toured theatrically in Italy and Europe with established directors Alvis Hermanis, Massimo Castri, Romeo Castellucci and Franca Valeri amongts others. Her tv credits include the American-Canadian tv series Ransom3, and as lead in the Italian period drama The Ladies’ Paradise, season 1-2-3. She starred in the movie Lessons of Love, which was in the 76th Venice Film Festival in 2019. Other films include Ten Winters by Valerio Mieli, A Star is Born by Lucio Pellegrini, and Them who? by Francesco Miccichè and Fabio Bonifaci. In 2019 she won the Best Actress Award at the Los Angeles Brisk Festival.
Alice is also a novelist and a screenwriter with two novels published by Fandango Libri. Her first novel, L’Altra Sete was chosen to represent Italy at the Festival Européen du Premier Roman in Germany.
She wrote a tv series, Cleaning Your Shit, among the finalists at the prestigious Solinas Prize in Italy. With Matilda Kime she co-wrote the short movie “The mistake” , which has been nominated as Best International Short Film and won the Silver award at the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards in 2020. Alice has just finished working on the concept of a new tv series and on her first play. She has a recurring role in the tv series “Il Patriarca” in Italy.
Alice and Margie discuss what it’s like being an international actress and auditioning in different countries.
R.D. Robb Actor/Producer & Former Child Actor
R.D. Robb is best known for his role as Schwartz in the classic, A Christmas Story. Other credits include roles in Matilda, The Brady Bunch Movie, and The Goldbergs. R.D. performed in the Original Broadway cast of Les Miserables. He wrote and directed Don’s Plum starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire and produced the tv series, Siren. Robb talks candidly with Margie about being a child actor and later exploring different areas of the business such as producing and directing.
Actress/Writer/Director, Dakota Gorman
Dakota has appeared in such shows as TEEN WOLF, CRIMINAL MINDS, and recently HOW I MET YOUR FATHER. She is a triple threat - a writer, actor and director. Dakota shares her experience creating, writing, casting and directing her Amazon Prime film, ALL ABOUT SEX and writing the Netflix movie, AFTERMATH. Margie talks with Dakota about growing up with actors as parents and how that affected her childhood. Dakota outs herself in her struggles to find her personal power and gives compelling advice such as, "Instead of walking into the room and saying, ‘Oh, f**k!’ change that to ‘F**k, yeah!’ Find the positive spin. Dakota gives back with her involvement in Water Drop LA.
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Margie delivers relevant information which is inspiring, helpful and useful! The conversations have ignited curiosity and have left me with an empowered tank full of “YES”!
I am grateful for the opportunities to listen and absorb these vibrant nuggets shared… Thank you Margie!
True words from a true creator
She leads with honesty an rawness.
If you listen to just one episode, your mindset will shift to the playful child that just loves to play. Definitely recommend for all actors an creators. Appreciate the honesty
MARGIE IS AMAZING!!!!
LOVE MARGIE!!! SO GREAT!!! SHE ROCKS!!!