Leading Los Angeles Audition Coach

Professional Acting Credits

I am an experienced actress who has worked extensively in theatre, film, and television in both LA and NY over the past 20 years.

My credits include films such as Julia (Starring Tilda Swinton), Answers to Nothing (Starring Elizabeth Mitchell and Dane Cook), and Murder 101 (Starring Tom Sizemore), TV shows such as Law & Order (NBC), Big Love (HBO), Criminal Minds (CBS), and Cold Case (CBS), many theatrical productions in Los Angeles and New York, and much more! See my resume to learn more and see an expanded list of film, television, and theatrical credits.

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Coaching Philosophy

My approach is for the actor to make the connection between character and self.

You will learn how to find the authentic core of each character that you bring to life, to make the character your own by delving deep within yourself. You will also learn how to “live” the character’s emotional experience in a very specific, nuanced and completely honest way. You will understand that acting deals with people and life not “characters” and “scripts”.

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Coaching Services

Please choose from the following to explore the types of programs I offer and see how we can work together.

Private Acting Coaching

Private Audition Coaching

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  • AMAZING ACTING COACH I feel very grateful for the time I got to spend in MJs class as well as the one on one coaching. MJ has the ability to disarm “you”. Her gentle approach and patience is very refreshing. I always left inspired! I highly recommend MJ for anyone looking for an acting coach. - Trista
  • A Sensitive and Inspiring Teacher. My experience with M.J. Karmi has been invaluable to me. I learned things about myself and various techniques that I will carry with me forever, both as an Actor, and more importantly, as a human being. I feel very blessed to have experienced such learning under M.J’s guidance. - Annalisa
  • MJ Karmi is a dedicated and inspiring teacher! Her audition technique class is amazing. She really spends her time helping you break down scenes while showing you the importance of being specific. I would recommend her to any actor, she is a great mentor and a talented working actor. - Lauren