Michelle Danner

Michelle Danner
Michelle Danner
Born January 10, 1963 (1963-01-10) (age 48)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress/Director/Producer/Acting Coach
Years active 1970 - Present

Michelle Danner is an actress and acting coach. Her student list include Catherine Bell, Gerard Butler, Common, Penelope Cruz, Justin Chatwin, Marcia Cross, Zooey Deschanel, Rob Estes, Isla Fisher, Rick Fox, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Sally Kellerman, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Justine Waddell and numerous others. She teaches internationally in Europe, Toronto, Vancouver, Dubai, Los Angeles and New York.



Michelle started her career in the arts production in 1977 when she helped with the production and administration of Saturday Night Fever, West Side Story (1978) and Bubbling Brown Sugar (1979) on their European tours.

From 1983 to 1987 she acted as artistic director of the non-profit theatre group New York Theatre Company.

In 1990 she moved to Los Angeles. In 2000 she and Larry Moss (Acting Coach) raised $1.5 million from donors, such as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw, and Niel Simon to build and open Edgemar Center for the Arts in Los Angeles. Housed in the Edgemar Center, they created The Larry Moss Studio (now The Acting Studio at Edgemar).[1] The two theatre, art gallery complex in Santa Monica contains a 99-seat black box theatre and a 60 seat second stage along with an art filled lobby.[2]

In 2006 she produced, directed and starred in "How to Go on a Date in Queens."

Michelle was the acting expert on the WB series "The Starlet".


She has trained personally with Stella Adler, Uta Hagen and has been the artistic director of the Larry Moss Studio now Edgemar Center for the Arts for the last nineteen years.



Show Role/Position Notes
The Rose Tattoo Actress Critic's Pick, 5 Dramalogue Awards
Night of the Black Cat Producer 2005 Best Musical at Los Angeles Music Awards
Mental the Musical Director Winner of Several 17th Annual TicketHolder Awards for Acting and Musical Score
You're On the Air Writer, Director
Hello Herman Director
Mamafied Director


Year Film Role/Position Notes
1998 Dos Corazones Actress
2006 DayDreams of Rudolph Valentino Acting Coach
How to Go Out on a Date in Queens Actress:Laura; Producer; Director
2009 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Herself Episode #1.22 (TV episode)
2010 Father of Invention Acting Coach
Death at a Funeral Acting Coach


In addition to Michelle's regular teaching at The Acting Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts (formally known as The Larry Moss Studio), Michelle has taught international workshops in various locations. In October 2009, she taught "The Actor's Golden Box" workshop along with a "Two Day on Camera Auditioning Intensive" at the Knowledge Village in Dubai where both she and local talent agency Bareface, joined forced to scout for new talent.[3]


  1. ^ Hart, Hugh. "LA Times: A Tale of 2 Theaters." Hugh Hart Online. 7 December 2003. Web. 16 September 2010. <http://www.hughhart.com/stories/stories_03/latimes_tale2theaters.htm>.
  2. ^ Moss, Larry (2004). The Intent to Live: Achieving Your True Potential as an Actor. Bantam, New York. ISBN 05538020709.
  3. ^ Ahmed, Ahmed. "Top Hollywood Acting Coach Set Eyes on Dubai." Dubai UAE Online Guide, Go Dubai. 13 October 2009. Web. 16 September 2010. <http://www.godubai.com/citylife/press_release_page.asp?pr=31555>.

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