Top Acting Coach

In 2011 and 2012 she was voted the BEST ACTING CLASS FOR KIDS and THE BEST ACTING CLASS FOR TEENS by Backstage West Readers’ Choice Awards.  

Diane Christiansen, Top rated acting coach

 ChildrenInFilm.com lists her as the #1 Top Rated Acting Coach in Hollywood for Kids and Teens, 6 years running.

Diane was also named one of the Top 3 Acting Coaches in Hollywood by the YOUNG PRESIDENTS ORGANIZATION in NYC.

For three years, Diane was voted One of the Top 10 most effective Coaches in Hollywood by Actors Access.

A few years ago, 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.

Diane Christiansen’s career as an actress, coach, director, dancer and author spans four decades .

Recently, Diane had the pleasure of being a Guest Director at CALARTS where she directed the acclaimed, PRIVATE WARS.
Before that – she founded and ran her own theatre company, Rainbow Theatre Guild, for 7 years.
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.

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 consistantly.

Among them are series regulars on shows such as:

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

Her students have also appeared in feature films such as:

True Grit
Star Trek
Enders Game
Romeo and Juliet
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Starsky and Hutch
Dance Flick
The Heartbreak Kid
Cat In The Hat
Bruce Almighty
13 Going on 30
You Got Served
Antoine Fisher

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.” Awards.

Diane is committed to making a difference with every actor she coaches and says that passing on this rich tradition has brought even more joy to her 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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