Lisa Robertson - BIOGRAPHY
ACTING COACH / DIRECTOR
As an acting coach, Lisa Robertson has built a premier reputation working with a slate of cutting-edge performances in film and television that speak directly to the cultural zeitgeist.
Her most current coaching credits include: Alexis Bledel for her Emmy Award winning role in THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu); Logan Browning's NAACP Best Actress nominated series lead role in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (Netflix) and also THE PERFECTION opposite Alison Williams; Ashleigh Cummings opposite Ansel Elgort in THE GOLDFINCH and her television lead roles in NOS4A2 (AMC) opposite Zachary Quinto and WESTSIDE (NZ). Lisa also coaches lead and supporting roles in PEN15 (Hulu - Emmy nominated); THE L WORD: GENERATION Q (SHOWTIME); GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS); AMERICAN PRINCESS (Lifetime); Ron Howard/Brian Grazer's, MARS (NatGeo); WARRIOR (Cinemax); and MORTAL ENGINES.
A protégé of acclaimed acting coach, Larry Moss, other favorite coaching credits include: MUNICH (Steven Spielberg); RENDITION, (Chopard Award for Breakout Performance at Cannes); Eddie Izzard’s series lead in THE RICHES (on-set) as well as OCEAN’S THIRTEEN (on-set), VALKYRIE; and the feature, TENDERNESS (on-set) starring Russell Crowe. Also, THE TWILIGHT SAGA; THE PACIFIC; THE STONING OF SORAYA M (title role, Mozhan Marno); BOSS; BROTHERHOOD; THE OC (numerous roles); THE SHIELD; THE SOPRANOS; POST GRAD (Alexis Bledel). She was James L. Brooks casting coach for SPANGLISH. Her full list of credits runs to the hundreds.
Lisa enjoys longtime working relationships with acting alum of her studio including Leonardo Nam, WESTWORLD (HBO); Michelle Weaver, LOVE IS_ (OWN); Natasha Bassett as Britney Spears in BRITNEY EVER AFTER and Coen Bros' HAIL, CAESAR!; Ana Ortiz (UGLY BETTY; DEVIOUS MAIDS); John Ross Bowie (BIG BANG THEORY; SPEECHLESS); Dawn Lyen-Gardner (QUEEN SUGAR); Anne Dudek (MAD MEN; HOUSE); Scott MacArthur (THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, HBO; EL CAMINO|BREAKING BAD, Netflix and THE MICK, FOX); Mojean Aria (SEE for Apple TV+ opp. Jason Momoa) and Dakota Shapiro (Lead: upcoming THE LOST BOYS) to name a few currently populating screens.
Increasingly, she worked with actors in her native Australia, most recently on the reboot of SEA CHANGE; the football dramedy, PLAYING FOR KEEPS, and with young breakthrough actor, Orlando Schwerdt, in his debut playing opposite Russell Crowe in TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG, (premiere, TIFF 2019).
As a writer/director Lisa was selected for the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Her short film, COMMERCE, won numerous festivals, qualified for Academy Award consideration, and is a top 50 All-Time Bestselling Drama Short on iTunes.
With her feature screenplay, COMMERCE, based on her short, she received Film Independent fellowships in Screenwriting and Directing. Her script also received recognition in the Academy Awards' Nicholl Fellowship and the Page Awards.
Lisa now mentors directors in FIND's feature film Directing Lab. This year, she also advised alongside Liz Hannah (THE POST) in the AT&T HELLO LAB filmmaker incubator.
Lisa works with numerous luxury brand and technology CEO's, focusing on presence, vocal connection, emotion and media training.
After a young career as a professional dancer in her native Australia, Lisa was spotted in her first acting class by director Jane Campion, and auditioned to final consideration for the role of "Kay" in Ms. Campion's SWEETIE. Lisa subsequently trained as an actor in London, San Francisco (American Conservatory Theater), and for five years in Los Angeles with Larry Moss.
Private Coach for Directors
Group Classes for Directors
2010 - present
2010 - present