A 50-year-old actress tries to make a comeback in Hollywood ... and it nearly kills her. A story of life, love, addiction, and redemption.
Catherine Carlen   website
Catherine Carlen was born in Cookeville, Tennessee. From her beginnings she always dreamed of acting. She moved to New York City in the 1980’s after going to The University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and started her acting career. Catherine started in New York City studying with such legendary teachers as : Uta Hagen, Stella Adler and Susan Batson. She appeared Off-Broadway in many productions.
She acted in many films such as : Paul Mazursky’s “Moscow On The Hudson”, Sidney Poitier’s “Hanky Panky”and Ivan Reitman’s “Gostbusters” to name a few. She has guest starred in numerous T.V. shows such as: “Night Court”, “Married With Children” and had many recurring roles on “Days Of Our Lives” and “Passions”, as well as being a series regular on ABC’s “Our Group”. She originated the role of “Tina” in “Sirens Of Seductions” at the Victory Theatre.
Recently she acted with Martin Landau and Mark Rydell in The Actors Studio project of “The Sunshine Boys”, directed by Jeffrey Hayden. She also played the role of “Sissy” in,”Come Back To The Five And Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean” a the Court Theatre, directed by Richard Hochberg. Catheirne starred in the cult film “Chopper Chicks In Zombie Town”. She is proud to be a Lifetime Member of THE ACTORS STUDIO.
Catherine is a member of The Laurelgrove Acting Company and she performed in two of Joe Pintauro’s one act in the show,”Aim Fire” directed by Jack Heller. She recently originated the role of “Irene” in Norman Lock’s play “The Contract”, directed by Jack Heller. Catherine was the drama acting coach on the WB’s series “The Starlet”. In 2005 Catherine wrote,co-directed and starred in the film “ Running Out Of Time In Hollywood ”.
She is a renowned acting coach to many well known stars in Hollywood. Catherine teaches acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre And Film Institute and for Susan Batson at “Black Nexus” in Hollywood. She is currently working on her next film and has started production on a T.V. series for the web. She lives in Los Angeles with her producer husband Roger Biff Johnson and their beautiful daughter Carlen, with Honey the dog, and Prince the cat. Catherine believes that you never give up and just when you think it isn’t going to happen it does.
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