Lauren O'Quinn is an award-winning actress, director, and teacher. She majored in theatre at the University of Georgia and moved to Orlando in 1997. Since that time, she has appeared in over 200 national and regional commercials, and numerous films, television shows, and plays. Recent credits include David Makes Man, Nashville (with Connie Britton), The Florida Project (with Willem Dafoe), House of Cards (with Robin Wright), Bloodline (with Sissy Spacek), national commercials for Allegiant Airlines, Tires Plus, and on-going television appearances as the host of ION Kitchen on ION Television. She has been teaching advanced Meisner-based acting classes since 2002 and is is a former talent agent and a freelance casting director. She currently serves on the Executive Board of Film Florida. Her specialty is training actors in deep emotional access and the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances. Lauren’s unique background of experience on all sides of the camera gives ClassAct actors the ability to gain invaluable knowledge about the business of acting, as well as the craft.
Resident Instructor for Reel Foundations and Reel Intensive
Landon Price has been a performer since he was in middle school and acting locally since 2003. He has been part of the Orlando International Fringe Festival, Orlando Playfest, numerous independent films, regional, and national commercials for clients such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Publix, and SeaWorld. Working as a host, trainer, and facilitator for Walt Disney World, Landon has extensive experience teaching both large and small classes and has been working with Lauren since 2004. Landon teaches Reel Intensive and co-teaches Thursday night's Reel Foundations.
Taping Coach/Instructor for Reel Acting for Teens
Chris Burns received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Florida State University and has been studying with Lauren O'Quinn since 2005. He is an experienced theater actor with dozens of credits throughout the country. In addition, he's the face of numerous national commercials and recent television shows including Bloodline, Army Wives, and Graceland. Chris has loads of experience on the other side of the camera as well, having cast a multitude of major commercials. He's been taping and coaching actors since 2009 and teaching classes for ClassAct since the studio's inception.
Taping Coach/Studio Manager
Demi Castro has been a professional actor for close to a decade and has been studying with Lauren O'Quinn at ClassAct Studios since 2015. He has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and commercials. Recent credits include The Right Stuff, The Resident, Ozark, The Outsider, Arkansas (opposite Vince Vaughn), Five Feet Apart, Murder Rx (opposite Naomi Grossman), and Bloodline (opposite Kyle Chandler) as well as national and regional commercials for WaWa, Universal Orlando and Publix, among many others.
Taping Coach/Co-Teacher of Reel Foundations
Victoria White has been a professional actor for nearly a decade. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at Florida State University in 2009 and upon moving back to Central Florida, began studying under Lauren O’Quinn at ClassAct in 2013. Since that time, she has assisted Lauren as a teaching assistant and appeared in numerous films, television shows, and commercials. Recent work includes a recurring role on The Right Stuff, The Passage (with Mark-Paul Gosselaar), House of Cards (with Robin Wright) and Kevin Spacey), a national commercial for Carmax and statewide commercials for Tobacco Free Florida and Drive Baked Get Busted. Victoria has also done extensive voiceover work for Universal Studios Orlando, Island’s of Adventure, Volcano Bay and Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure show. In addition to on-camera work, she spent many years behind the camera as a local and national TV news producer where she learned to communicate with and direct on-camera talent. Her extensive experience on both sides of the camera, combined with her warmth and true passion for acting, make her an exceptional Taping Coach and co-teacher for our Monday day's Reel Foundations class.