Your Artistry is "YOUR" Artistry: Tips From Coach Shannon Sturges

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September 28, 2019

Shannon Sturges has taken her 25+ years of professional acting experience and utilized her talent to become one of the entertainment industry’s most sought after and respected teachers in the business.

Born to two working actors and the granddaughter of legendary writer/director Preston Sturges – one could say that acting has always been in Sturges’ blood. Discovered in a college acting class by coach Aaron Speiser, now 30 years later they are partners in Los Angeles’ top acting studios – Speiser / Sturges.

Sturges extensive TV & film credits include starring roles in feature films “S.W.A.T.,” “The Shift” and “Mr. Write.” Her most popular television role was starring in the hit Aaron Spelling series “Savannah,” and during that show’s run was selected as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful.” She starred in telefilms such as “Wives He Forgot” with Molly Ringwald, “Tornado” with Bruce Campbell and “Silent Predators” with Harry Hamlin. Other notable tv credits include “Nip/Tuck,” “Cold Case,” “Charmed,” “Brimstone,” “Boomtown,” “Extreme,” “Passions,” “Port Charles” and “Days of Our Lives.”

Sturges has brought her training and on-set experience to the Speiser/Sturges helping not only beginning actors but experienced actors as well. Respected filmmakers such as F. Gary Gray, Gerard Butler & Christian Gudegast and Will Smith’s Westbrook Entertainment have also hired her for their productions.

In This Interview You Will Learn:

  • How Shannon’s career all started with a Doogie Howser audition

  • What type of Oscar her grandfather won in 1941

  • Her audition advice for actors

  • Why some actors book more than others

  • Her experience on S.W.A.T. and working with LL Cool J

  • The day in the life of working on a soap opera and why it’s not what you think

  • How to “let go”

  • & so much more!

Connect with Shannon at Speiser/