Catlin Adams is an acting coach, script consultant, director, producer, writer and actor. In Hollywood, she's known as the "Secret Weapon" to both new and established actors including:
Oscar-winning actors Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Amy Adams, as well as Brad Pitt, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Lily Tomlin, Taylor Schilling, Charlie Hunnam, Moran Atias, Megan Fox, Zoe Saldana and singers/performers such as Christina Aguilera, Kid Cudi, Trey Songz, Gavin Rossdale, Common and others.
"She is my secret weapon though I do hate to share her," says Zoe Saldana.
She also works with A-list directors, including Darren Aronofsky. "Catlin demystifies the process. Breaks it down, and teaches how to transform technique into art."
At 14, she became the youngest member of the Actor's Studio, and studied with her teacher and mentor Lee Strasberg until his death. She also worked with other master teachers, including Stella Adler, Harold Clurman, Lee Grant, Gary Austin, and Ellen Burstyn. Catlin is a founding member of the acclaimed comedy improvisational group, The Groundings.
Her acting credits include: "The Jerk" with Steve Martin, "The Jazz Singer" with Oscar-winner Sir Laurence Olivier, and the hit TV show "Square Pigs" with Sarah Jessica Parker.
As a director, Catlin is a graduate of the American Film Institute. Her TV film, "Wanted: A Perfect Guy," starring a very young Ben Affleck, won two Emmys and she garnered a Directors Guild Award. Four years later, Catlin directed the feature film "Sticky Fingers," which she co-wrote and co-produced with Melanie Mayron. In 2013, the film was screened and awarded "The Best Comedy in the '80s that No One Ever Saw," by The Outfest.
She is currently teaching "Master Class Workshops" in Paris, New York, Los Angeles etc. "I'm looking for hungry actors/directors/writers who aren't afraid to ask questions, love to work hard, and want to go to the next level of their work. If you want to be an actor more than anything else in the world, than I am the right teacher for you." – catlin
Cloud photographs by tyler shields.