Mimi Eisman

Acting Instructor: Young Actors Academy  

Mimi Eisman is a very passionate person. She is an accomplished actress,teacher, coach, director and member of the Screen Actors Guild.
She has a BA in theatre arts, and graduated with honors. She has studiedextensively in NYC. She was formerly an agent with Talent Connection and taughtat Hurrah Player's Children's Academy. She currently teach's with her own company, Lights! Camera! Eisman!, the Governor's School for the Arts, "YAV" (Young Audiences of Virginia) and is now a proud member of the team at The Actors' Place.  She is helping to found, along with Keith Flippen and Lucia Forte, our new Young Actors' Academy at The Actors' Place.

Mimi's rich theatrical background allows an easy identification with all parts of the entertainment industry, providing a wealth of creative teaching to her students, many of whom have appeared in the following mediums:

FEATURE FILMS - Evan Almighty,
Nights in Rodanthe w/Richard Gere, Steven Spielberg's, Beloved and Hook, Blues Brothers 2000, Threes Ninjas: Kick Back, Toy Soldiers, First Kid and Hannibal;
TV SHOWS - One Tree Hill, Haunting's, FBI Files, Dawson's Creek, Homicide,American Gothic, Full House, America's Most Wanted, One Life to Live, and Ghost Stories;

VIDEOS - Rod Stewart's Forever Young, Elton John's The Last Song, and KidzBop;

COMMERCIALS - Cox Cable, Coca-Cola, Busch Gardens, Norfolk Public Zoo, YMCA, Old Spice, and VA Tourism;

A student of hers from Governor's School is currently on Broadway in the production of Hairspray.

Mimi has a heart for producing, casting and directing. Her credits include: Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, Final Dress Rehearsal, Split, "Free to be You and Me," and "Happy Christmas, Merry Birthday."  Mimi has also directed over 100 "mini-dramas" at Spring Branch Community Church.

She has appeared on Saturday Night Live twice and enjoyed meeting the colorful cast. Mimi also co-produced, through the Governor's School, the original children's PSA's Rock Box and No Fumar.