Kiss the Monkeys Co-Founder Al Harris sits down with Acting Coach and Hollywood Actress Bobbie Chance at her @Hollywood Actors Showcase.

via Bobbie Shaw Chance began her acting career at only 17 years old with the help of acclaimed agent to the stars and former vice president of ICM talent management, Jack Gilardi. Her plunge into the world of acting began with a 7 year contract to star alongside Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello in the famed Beach Party movies, one of the highest grossing motion picture phenomenons in the entertainment industry at the time. Subsequently, this newfound fame landed Bobbie a seat next to Rob Reiner, academy award winner Richard Dreyfuss and Larry Bishop in an improvisational comedy troupe,“The Session, which paved the way for future successful shows of its kind, such as“Saturday Night Live”and“Who’s line is it anyway.

In 1990, while raising her two children Allison and Richie with her Husband, Larry, Bobbie opened the Hollywood Actor’s Showcase actors workshop in Sherman Oaks, California. With an ever-changing group of talent coming through the door from new up-and-comers to soon to be famous celebrities including; Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Dorff, Breckin Myer, DEVON AOKI, Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore, Taryn Manning and more, Hollywood Actor’s Showcase became a staple in Hollywood.

Over the years, leading television networks have and continue to cast Bobbie as Hollywood’s acting guru on show’s such as The WB‘s “The Starlet”(Faye Dunaway & Vivica A. Fox), Dr. Phil‘s “Decision House”, BET‘s “Family Crews”, “Faking It” on TLC, “R&B Divas”, “BESO: Waiting to be Famous” (Eva Longoria Baston) and @E! Entertainment‘s “Fight For Fame” with multiple appearances on “@Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. E! Entertainment has even dubbed her as, “Acting Coach to the Stars”.

Bobbie’s mission is to expand the actor’s horizons and guide them in the right direction to become successful working professionals in a cutthroat industry. She believes that in order to achieve such results the actor must be willing to surrender oneself to the role, essentially using your body as a vessel for the role to live through and get the character off of the page organically.

“You can’t buy it. You can’t fake it. You gotta be it to become it”

-Bobbie Shaw Chance

Throughout the years Bobbie and her son, Richie Chance, have evolved the studio to incorporate many crucial facets of the business within the classes they offer. A-List celebrities, Oscar and Grammy Award winning actors and musicians, sports stars and politicians alike have traversed the Hollywood Actor’s Showcase stage in search of a deeper understanding of the craft.

In February of 2012 the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) honored Bobbie with accolades for outstanding civic leadership in the field of entertainment followed by a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Global Officials of Dignity for her part in the acting community in 2013. Today Bobbie continues to mentor students from novice to up and coming, to the top players in the game all around the world and has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.

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