Stephanie Nash

Stephanie Nash has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and for over 15 years has been an Associate Professor Adjunct and a respected Mindfulness Meditation Coach. Teaching credits include:

  • 15 years as an Associate Professor Adjunct at the Art Center College of Design teaching Graduate Film Directors (with emphasis on how to get great performances from actors.)
  • Currently on the faculty at UCLA's Acting for the Camera Professional Program, and teaches Body Language and Presentation Skills at UCLArts & Healing.
  • Taught Acting & Comedy at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Acting & "Expressive Movement" at USC, On-Camera Commercial classes at many studios in LA and she also does a lot of private coaching for actors and directors.
  • Designed and taught a mindfulness program for a Harvard Medical School brain study, and she also recorded 3 meditation apps for a Carnegie Mellon Mindfulness Stress Reduction Study last fall. Her non-profit, Mindfulness Arts, is committed to bringing mindfulness into the performing process to help foster more creativity, ease, and efficacy.

As an actor, Stephanie has performed on stage at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Off-Broadway and was in the original Broadway Tour of *Barnum*. In Los Angeles, Stephanie has had several critically acclaimed leading performances at the Odyssey Theatre – in addition to her solo show, *A White Woman on the Red Road* (about her vision quest – 4 days with no food or water), which will soon be published in book form and has been optioned for a film. Credits include:

  • Recurring on Fresh Off the Boat
  • recent Guest Stars on Heartbeat, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Castle, and Criminal Minds
  • other TV credits: Parenthood, Intelligence, Ghost Whisperer, The Closer, and Weeds
  • dozens of national commercials – and usually has 2-3 running at any given time


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