Biography

Andrew Benne is an American actor, director, writer and celebrity acting coach. he was born in Hollywood California and a grew up in the San Fernando Valley. he is a graduate of Chatsworth High school class of 82. As an actor, Andrew has appeared in several films and television shows, and countless national commercials. He has directed dozens of Equity-waiver hit productions, and won two Dramalogue awards and an L.A. Weekly Critic's Choice award.

Opening his first acting studio in 1989, Andrew Benne continues to be an extremely active force in Hollywood, coaching an impressive list of celebrities and working actors. His endless commitment to his work, and a genuine love for teaching, has earned him a reputation among actors that is unequaled in this industry. Having already studied with several prominent teachers - including Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, Paul Sills and Anthony Morina - Andrew began studying under veteran teacher Edward Kaye- martin, for whom he began teaching in 1988.

Andrew opened the celebrated Moment to Moment Studio in Hollywood (1989-1999), where he developed and refined the Hybrid Meisner technique - taking the best of the various methods he had studied and combining it with his own new and innovative approach that has been taught to hundreds of working actors. In 2000 he was asked to teach and direct at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Hollywood. He was owner operator of The Andrew Benne Studio (2001-2011), a thirty-five seat Equity-waiver Theater, and acting studio in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. The theater produced several successful hit productions. In 2009 Andrew also joined artistic forces with his old friend Fran Montano- at the Actors Workout Studio. AWS is still Andrew's L.A. home base. In addition he opened Los Angeles Acting Studio in Beverly Hills for private classes and taught intensive acting programs in association with AWS. In 2016 Andrew relocated this studio to San Diego and is proud owner and operator of Los Angeles Acting Studio SD.