Experienced Actress + Coach

Enjoy your next audition.

The joy of acting can easily be lost in the audition process. Let's change that...
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1:1 Coaching

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We will keep the joy of acting all the way through the audition process, and ensure you bring your best to every audition or tape.

1:1 Coaching

Together, let's find the moments in every scene.

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Group Classes

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In a group setting, you and other young actors will run scenes using actual audition scripts.

Group Classes

Join a wonderful group of creatives, as we support each other and run scenes together.

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Private Classes

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These private 1:1 classes allow young actors to build confidence through positive reinforcement, and prepare for any opportunity that may come their way.

Private Classes

Let's work together towards your next booked job!

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About Me

I help actors.

Once dubbed by the The Wall Street Journal as “a master hand at projecting pain in the grand manner”, Devon Odessa, best known as Sharon Cherski on “My So-Called Life” has studied with The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and The Royal Shakespeare Academy. After winning the Monologue competition over 1400 entrants in Michael York’s celebrated High School Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC) award, she went on to star with him in “The Omega Code.”

Starring in several Official Sundance Selections, she has worked with David Schwimmer in “Shoot The Moon”, Babyface in “Punks”, and with Sally Kirkland in “Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta.” She has worked with such stellar talents as Sid Caesar, Charlie Callas and Billy Barty to hone her comedic skills, and continued her relationship with My So-Called Life creators by appearing in Extreme Close-Up, the L Word, and Once and Again.

Additionally, she has starred in countless episodic’s, m.o.w.’s, short films and independent features, She has produced an award winning children’s short, and written two feature films.

Devon Odessa

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Testimonials

Hear what my clients say about me:
LBI-entertainment
"Devon Odessa is one of the best acting teachers and coaches I have ever worked with. She's able to couple her training with a unique nurturing technique that helps her students not only get the call back, but book the job. I have known Devon for years and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is my secret weapon!"
Head of Talent at LBI Management, Former Head of Youth at A3
Dallas-Liu
There are actors and then there are ACTORS; the same goes for acting coaches. Devon is definitely an exceptional acting coach that can nurture, lead, and inspire the best of our child. Regular parents like us can have all sorts of false understandings and expectations in the entertainment business, namely, what the directors/studios are looking for and what is the best quality your child has. This is not what is takes for a viral moment, this is a long and careful crafting of solid skillsets. Devon is a caring, patient and knowledgeable coach. We have celebrated many of Dallas’ wins with her along our son’s journey, without minimizing the hard work our son had put in, Devon’s help definitely made a world of difference for him. We love you Devon! And thank you! - Shelly Liu, Mother of Dallas Liu
lana condor
"Devon Odessa is not just an excellent acting coach and teacher, but she is also kind, patient, and calming. This combination of expertise and nurturing makes my daughter feel supported and validated to succeed." - Mary Condor, Mother of Lana Condor
X-Men: Apocolypse, To All the Boys I've Loved Before
ethan-lee
"Devon played a significant role as my mentor and acting coach throughout my journey in the entertainment industry. From the early days when I discovered my passion for performing arts and enjoyed participating in school plays, Devon was there to guide me. However, as I began pursuing acting professionally, I encountered numerous challenges that led to disappointments and conflicts with my academic goals. During this time, Devon provided me with invaluable training, establishing a solid foundation and teaching me essential techniques with great care and understanding. Not only was she an exceptional mentor, but she also supported me wholeheartedly and cheered me on throughout the long and arduous journey. I am truly grateful for Devon's presence in my life and the impact she has had on my growth as an actor. Her guidance and unwavering support have been instrumental in shaping my career in show business."
Asteroid City, Mr. Robinson
15 September 2013 - Los Angeles, California - Noah Munck. 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Arrivals held at Nokia Theatre LA Live. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia
"I love Devon, she is a very relatable coach who makes you feel comfortable, and helps you get on your feet as an actor.  She teaches you how to approach and breakdown a script so you are fully prepared."
The Goldbergs, iCarly
"Devon is the real deal.  An acclaimed actress, who truly knows how to coach other aspiring actors, our kids have grown the most being a part of her classes and coaching."
Greg and Kymbry Munck
Parents of Noah Munck
Cozi Zuehlsdorff
"I love how Devon videotapes us reading scenes so we can see how our emotions translate onscreen. That way, we not only benefit from her comments and advice; we also get to be critiqued by our own worst critics...ourselves. It's exciting to watch each other grow!"
Dolphin Tale, Freaky Friday
"Devon is an invaluable part of Cozi’s team! Being an actress herself, she has taught Cozi a lot about how to give honest, quirky, funny or serious performances as well as what to expect in a variety of audition situations. In fact, I believe Devon’s coaching was one of the biggest reasons Cozi (as a complete newcomer) got the role of Hazel in Dolphin Tale."
Allison Zuehlsdorff
Mother of Cozi Zuehlsdorff
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"Not only is she a great actress, Devon is a wonderful teacher and coach. She puts her soul in her classes and transfers this passion unto her students, treating each and everyone of them as though they are her own. Every class with Devon is engaging, enlightening, helpful, and beneficial. Devon Odessa brings out the actor inside every student. She supports them when they are down and is honestly happy for them when they succeed."
The Young and the Restless
Ashlee Füss
"I love Devon, she is not only an incredible teacher but an incredible human being. I feel like I learn something new every time we work together and I’m really lucky to have found her. I wouldn't be where I am without her help!"
American Crime Story, 2 Broke Girls

“Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity.”

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Management

Stride Management
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