The Staff

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, The 5th Wave and The Shadow Effect and she just completed filming Lady of the Manor directed by Justin and Christian Long.  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 Acting Core Exercises (ACE) 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.

Eugenie Bondurant (ACE Instructor, Associate Coach, Certified Meisner Instructor) was the first teacher hired at the Patel Conservatory in 2004. She brought her dynamic on-camera acting program to Tampa from Los Angeles where she taught for 12 years at Beverly Hills Studios.  She has been an instructor at the Andi Matheny Acting Studios since 2015.

 

You will find Eugenie appearing in the Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2 with Jennifer Lawrence; other film and TV credits include McGyver, Darlin', Tiny Bacteria, NCIS: New Orleans, Fight Club with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton; Space Truckers with Dennis Hopper; The Brooke Ellison Story, directed by Christopher Reeve; transvestite "Lucille" on Arli$$ with Robert Wuhl; "Ursula" on Something Wilder with Gene Wilder and Alice Cooper; taking the lead role in In the indie feature, Donald and Dot Clock; and a legendary appearance on Saturday Night Live with Madonna and Mike Myers among others.  Her films Tiny Bacteria and Darlin' have been featured at the Cannes International Film Festival and she just finished shooting the feature films Conjuring 3 and I Saw a Man with Yellow Eyes.

 

Eugenie can also be heard singing the American Songbook with Paul Wilborn and Blue Roses, and you may also hear her perform with the The Radio Theatre Project.

Karleigh Chase  is an NYC based actress/writer who teaches the Teen Film Camp and Teen On-Camera Audition Camp. 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.

 

Check out her website for more: www.KarleighChase.com 

Rebecca Goldman (Associate Coach, Improv Instructor) is an actor, improviser, and former adjunct theater teacher for Pinellas County Schools.

 

As an actor, Rebecca has performed locally on stage as June in Chicago, Chick Boyle in Crimes of the Heart, and Antonio in Twelfth Night. She appeared in the first season of NBC’s Good Girls, and can also be seen in several independent films, including Condolences, Counter Clock, and the upcoming feature The Christmas Ride.

 

As an improviser, Rebecca can be seen regularly performing with Box Theater long form team Alpaca Suitcase. She is also a co-founder and player with the studio's own short form team, Hot People Improv.

 

She earned a BFA in Theater Education from Emerson College, and has learned from some of the top instructors in improv from Second City, Groundlings, and UCB. She's been a regular student at the Andi Matheny Acting Studios since 2015.

Tom Leu (Associate Coach) is an actor and voice actor from Clearwater who also works as a corporate and collegiate keynote speaker, radio and television host, professional photographer, and musician for over three decades. 

 

Tom has appeared in the films Three Blacks and a Jew Walk Into a Bar, Despair, Pelourinho, On Sight, and Acting: The First Six Lessons starring Beau Bridges. Tom has taken both Meisner and Scene Study classes at the Andi Matheny Acting Studios.

 

Tom is a former collegiate Academic Dean and instructor with a Master’s Degree in Psychology, and is also a Certified Professional Coach and Body Language Trainer. Connect with Tom across social media at @tomleu and at his website: www.tomleu.net

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!

Andi Matheny Acting Studios

 

2260 1st Avenue South (at 23rd Street)

St. Petersburg, FL 33712

727-469-3457