PEGGY LANE COACHING RESUME
Acting and Dialogue Coach with over 700 hours of Network Television Experience and over 100 pilots. SAG AFTRA and AEA member. Member of the T.V. Academy and Women In Film.
“I've been told that I'm a wonderful acting and dialogue coach. I'm being told this by some pretty wonderful people so I'll take their word for it. So, on the advice of Margo Martindale and Molly Shannon ( more name dropping later) - I will do as they suggested and offer coaching to actors. I have coached actors on set and for auditions in comedy and drama. Margo says she "couldn't have done a sitcom without me ." Molly said I helped her immensely preparing for a drama.
I’ve coached Academy Award Winners and Nominees and Emmy Award Winners and Nominees. Also Tony Award Winners and Nominees and a few Grammy winners too.
A little bit about me if you didn't know:
I started as a child actor and model ( the ones without the eating disorders ) in Chicago. Trained for years in acting, dancing, and music. Did theatre and commercials there, won some acting awards and made the big move to LA in 1985. I was a professional musician and singer for over 20 years getting signed to a label which later went bankrupt. Not because of me.
I've worked on film and television sets for over 30 years going back to Hunter, Seinfeld, Will and Grace, King of Queens, Back To You, The Class, The Middle and The Millers . I have over 700 hours of network television and have worked on over 100 pilots. I've learned a lot!
If you have an audition you want to work on with someone who "gets it" and doesn't mind running it with you for as long as it takes. More shameless name dropping:
I've gotten to help coach:
Richard Dreyfuss ( with an ear wick ) Wayne Knight Cher
Betty White Norm MacDonald Madonna
Whoopi Goldberg Brooke Shields John Cleese
Will Arnett Doris Roberts Minnie Driver
Sean Hayes Jane Kaczmarek Suzanne Pleshette
Jeffrey Tambor Keegan-Michael Key Marisa Tomei
Judith Light Nicole Sullivan Jennifer Aniston
Fred Dryer Nelson Franklin Charlie Sheen
June Squibb Eliza Coupe Jon Cryer
Casey Wilson Megan Mullally Paul Rudd
Roseanne Barr Alec Baldwin Jayma Mays
Dot Marie Jones Julia Louis-Dreyfus Beau Bridges
Andy Richter Carol Kane Lizzy Caplan
Bryan Cranston Jason Alexander Jason Ritter
Patricia Heaton Paula Marshall Nucci Lily Tomlin
Blythe Danner Fred Willard Jeremy Piven
Jerry Stiller Kelsey Grammer Rip Torn
Leah Remini Ty Burrell Gene Wilder
Kevin James Josh Gad Glenn Close
Patton Oswald Rob Riggle Andrea Anders
John Michael Higgins Patti Lupone JB Smoove
Neil Patrick Harris Kristin Chenowith Laura Benanti
William Shatner Sydney Pollack Matt Damon
Matthew Broderick Edward Burns Marsha Mason
Shelley Morrison Judge Reinhold Jerry Van Dyke
Harry Connick Jr Steven Weber Dick Van Dyke
Woody Harrelson Candice Bergen Carl Reiner
William Devane Dylan McDermott Ty Burrell
Bobby Cannavale Victor Garber Craig Bierko
Jeff Goldblum Chris Kattan Fred Willard
Wanda Sykes Sharon Stone Meredith Baxter
Andy Garcia Rosie O’Donnell Piper Laurie
Orson Bean Anne Meara Lou Ferrigno
Michael Douglas Marion Ross Ray Romano
Oprah Winfrey Molly Shannon Margo Martindale
In addition: I’ve gotten to coach many child actors on set as well as private coaching.
I know for me learning lines is hard without the support of someone encouraging. Someone who doesn't act like they are doing you a favor or rushes you or seems surprised you want to keep doing it over and over. I get it. Take your time - I won't leave until you feel completely comfortable.
I also find that being a trained actor is one thing but knowing what is expected of you while the expensive production clock is ticking is essential. For Multi Camera shows - getting handed 30 new pages while the audience is being seated is overwhelming . It's a process and being calm for actors helps them. It's an amazing experience to learn from all of them. It's made me a better writer and actor.