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The Staff

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Andi Matheny (Head Honcho) is a 25-year veteran of Hollywood as a TV and film actress, talk show host, commercial spokeswoman, voiceover talent and comedy performer. 


Her credits include a recurring role as Dr. Kelly Whitley on FOX's The Resident, as well as David Makes Man, True Love Blooms (TV Movie for the Hallmark channel,) Devious Maids, The Mentalist, Ugly Betty, Monk, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Zoey 101. Her film credits include American Zombie, and The Shadow Effect, Lady of the Manor directed by Justin and Christian Long, and High Expectations opposite Kelsey Grammer.  She recently appeared as Mother Glow in the HBO series Doom Patrol. Her film directorial debut, the comedy short The Newest Member, won the Jury Prize for Best Florida Film at the 2017 Sunscreen Festival and her web series Good Morning St. Pete! won Best Web Series at the 2018 Sunscreen Film Festival and earned her Best Leading Actress at the 2018 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival.  She was given a Lifetime Achievement award at the 2019 Sunshine City Film Festival.


Andi's commercial appearances number in the dozens, most memorably a campaign for Olay.  She lent her voice to TV spots for Sunkist, Hilton Hotels, and Publix and many others.  Andi hosted four nationally televised shows, the comedy sketch show Kwik Witz, Essentials on TLC, Fit Resort and Spa with Mark Goodman, and the dating show Friends or Lovers on USA.  She performed stand-up comedy at The Improv and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and was a member of the improv comedy group ComedySportz.


Because of the immediate nature of TV and film auditions, Andi has developed her signature Act ALIVE program to help actors quickly connect to scripts.  She has lectured in Florida, Los Angeles and will soon be bringing her seminars to other major cities. You can purchase the ground-breaking Act ALIVE book here.

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Karleigh Chase  is an NYC based actress/writer who teaches the Teen Film Camp and Teen On-Camera Audition Workshop. Karleigh has been a member of the Andi Matheny Acting Studios since the first class in 2010 and founded the Kids and Teens Classes.


She is best known for her two original one-woman shows, Memoirs of a Painted Woman, winner of "Best Play" at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival and "Best Educational Show" at the United Solo Theatre Festival, and LESS, for which she was a recipient of the GenYes Grant funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


Karleigh's credits include film, stage, and television. 


She holds a BS with honors in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of South Florida.


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Matthew Williams  (Associate Coach) has a diverse resume which includes five years in law enforcement, personal training and firearms instruction. He has appeared in the films The Other Side, Home of the Brave, The Green Grass and Kiss Tape and the TV shows The Right Stuff, Church Folks and Good Morning St. Pete! Matt has also done ad campaigns for Auto Owners Insurance, Avis, Beef O'Brady's, Kaboom and Spectrum.  He walked into his first acting class at the Andi Matheny Acting Studios to overcome his fear of acting - now he's a full time actor and audition coach!

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