Iris Klein teaches, coaches and directs in Los Angeles and holds workshops in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Iris Klein grew up in New Jersey, one suburb away from Manhattan. Her parents studied and worked in New York City. After a time at NEW COLLEGE in San Francisco, Iris moved back to NYC where she resided for the next ten years. The decade was of music on Bleeker Street, guitars and song. Klein worked on films and watched Coppola, Scorsese, Walter Hill and Robert Benton direct and as an actress in theatre played off broadway and just off, Off Broadway. While working with the Australia Broadcasting Commission, ABC’s Jeff McMullen and a crew of one other, she filmed documentaries up the Amazon River, and traveled across a vast part of the world.
Klein moved to Los Angeles in 1980 to act and performed for Eugene Ionesco, his wife and packed theatres under the direction of Paul Verdier in, Ionesco’s Tales, at Stages Theatre. She was directed by John Cassavetes in his play, A Woman of Mystery, starring Gena Rowlands, Woody Harrelson and Carol Kane at the Court Theatre. Cassavetes‘ artistic fearlessness continues to inspire and shape her. TV and film credits followed. Iris directed “Conversations in Black and White,” by Pamela Galvin in off broadway’s New York City Theatre, co-wrote and co-directed with Jim Klein festival winner, indie feature; “Three Janes,” starring Gail O’Grady, Erika Alexander, Stephanie Romanov, Michael Murphy, John Glover and Louis Ferreira and with Brian White, Boris Kojoe and Billy Brown. The film shot in Los Angeles Chicago and Las Vegas. The feature won the Diamond Halo Award for Best Direction at the Angel City Film Festival in Hollywood and was honored at the RiverRun International Film Festival in North Carolina.
Iris Klein’s teachers include: Janet Alhanti (mother), Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, John Cassavettes, Robert X. Modica and Joan Darling.
Klein is available for private coaching, training, audition preparation, script breakdown, self tape auditions and Skype.
Acting Is An Art Form Of Self Discovery. Through Each Other, We Discover Ourselves. When We Know What Affects Us, The Character Can Live In Us.
Every Action Creates A Reaction Which Determines The Point Of View. Acting Is What We Do About How We Feel. Acting Is Doing. Being Truthful Under Imaginary Circumstances. Through A Process Of Exercises That Teach The Actor To Trust Their Instincts And Impulses, To Be Present and In The Moment, The Actor Learns To Focus And To Listen And Respond Truthfully, Developing A Heightened Awareness . Utilizing Ones Experience, Imagination, Research And Intelligence, The Truth Is Revealed.
Client List: *Aaron Cash*Audrey Marie Anderson*Ashley Liao*Bianca Lawson*Billy Brown*Boris Kojoe*Brian White*Bridget Moynahan*Charisma Carpenter*Chloe East*Emma Roberts*Erika Alexander*Felicia Day*Gethin Anthony*Jackie Tohn*Jamie Alexander*Josh Brolin*Leo Howard**Lisa Lampanelli*Lucy Lawless*Maggie Grace*Marc Blucas*Matthew Harrison*Monica Lacy*Morena Baccarin*Mia Maestro*Saige Walker*Shannyn Sossaman*Teal Sherer*Theodore Melfi (Director)*Tiffany Haddish*Tommy Lee (Musician)*Vanessa Hudgens
Current and recent shows:
Arrow; Blue Bloods; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Criminal Minds; CSI-New Orleans/NY/LA; House; How to get away with Murder; Mad Dogs; Olive Kitteridge; Scandal; Queen Sugar; Scream Queens; Santa Clarita Diet; Six Degrees; Sleepy Hollow; The Magicians; The Strain; Tron; The Unit; Underground; The Adventures of Velvet Prozak: Walking Dead; Wayward Pines…
Best of Yelp 2016 and 2017
Best Director: TRICKS (3 Janes) Angel Film Festival/ Los Angeles Nomination: TRICKS (3 Janes) River Run Film Festival/ North Carolina