(818) 523-8283 ActUpDi@icloud.com
4000 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

Top Acting Coach

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2 years in a row by 
Backstage West Readers’ Choice Awards  


  • Children In Film.com lists Diane as the #1 Top Rated Acting Coach in Hollywood for Kids and Teens, 6 years running


  • Named one of the Top 3 Acting Coaches in Hollywood by the Young Presidents Organization in New York City


  • Actors Access voted Diane One of the Top 10 most effective Coaches in Hollywood for 3 years in a row


  • Diane was selected to appear as the personal Acting Coach on the Reality TV shows: “FAKING IT” and Danny Bonaduce’s “MY KID’S A STAR” on VH1

Diane Christiansen first began coaching actors in 1992.

Teen Acting Class

Her career as an actress, coach, director, dancer and author spans four decades

Diane recently had the pleasure of being a Guest Director at CALARTS where she directed the acclaimed pla, PRIVATE WARS. Before that, she founded and ran her own theatre company, Rainbow Theatre Guild, for 7 years in which time she produced, directed, and starred in several plays spanning from PETER PAN to STEPPIN’ OUT.

A graduate of the Strasberg Institute; she was mentored by Academy Award nominee Sally Kirkland and the late Joseph Bernard.

She has appeared with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, danced with Siegfried & Roy in Las Vegas and on NBC TV specials, she has been featured on the Merv Griffin Show and hit TV series “Vegas.” As a TV & Film actress she worked with Angelina Jolie, Adam West, Orson Welles, Corey Feldman, Stacy Keach, Pia Zadora, Ann Margaret, Jon Voight, Dom DeLouise, Joan Rivers, Robert Urich, Billy Zane & Fred Durst.

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Diane is an acting coach with her finger on the pulse of the Entertainment Industry, working very closely with many of LA’s most acclaimed agents, managers, and casting directors.


Actively coaching working actors of all ages has led to 90% of her student roster booking repeatedly and consistently.

Among them are series regulars on TV SHOWS such as: 

  • Bunk’d  
  • Liv and MaddieFullSizeRender
  • Wizards of Waverley Place
  • iCarly
  • Unfabulous
  • GLEE   
  • Zoey 101
  • Ned’s Declassified 
  • Better Call Saul  
  • LOST
  • Workaholics
  • Criminal Minds  
  • Law & Order 
  • House M.D.  
  • Six Feet Under
  • E.R.
  • Arrested Development
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Weeds
  • Judging Amy 
  • Bones
  • Nip/Tuck
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • DISNEY’S Little House on the Prairie
  • Henry Danger
  • American Family
  • Scrubs
  • Charmed  
  • Mom
  • 90210  
  • My Name Is Earl
  • Complete Savages
  • Phil of the Future
  • Cory in the House
  • October Road
  • Pushing Daisies
  • Alias
  • Private Practice
  • Without A Trace
  • Cold Case
  • NYPD Blue  
  • CSI  
  • General Hospital
  • Days of Our Lives   
  • The Young and the Restless

Her students have also appeared in FEATURE FILMS such as:

  • 109True Grit     
  • Star Trek      
  • Enders Game     
  • Romeo and Juliet (2014)    
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Antoine Fisher   
  • The Heartbreak Kid  
  • Cat In The Hat     
  • Bruce Almighty   
  • Starsky and Hutch
  • Scooby Doo
  • The Amityville Terror   
  • Most Likely to…Die
  • 13 Going On 30   
  • You Got Served     
  • Dance Flick 

Her students are also featured on 100′s of National Commercials and have recently received KIDS CHOICE, OMNI, SATELITTE, YOUNG ARTIST & C.A.R.E. AwardsUnknown-2

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Diane is committed to making a difference with every actor she coaches!

“Passing on this rich tradition has brought even more joy to my life than performing.”

Above all, Diane’s greatest creations are her two children, both are working professionals in the Video Game and Acting fields.

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