"Cathryn Sullivan is one of the top acting coaches in the nation," said a renowned casting director who casts for popular Disney & Netflix shows, to a group attending an acting class seminar who wanted to know how to help their children and teens reach their dreams. "Learn from her!" he said.
OLIVIA WELCH was a Premiere Student who worked as a full-time aide at the studio for at least three years and is one of Cathryn's A-list aides. Olivia is the star of the FEAR STREET trilogy and is the STAR of the new Amazon Prime TV show PANIC.
JAREN LEWISON was an Aide and Premiere Student at Cathryn's until this past July when he booked a Regular part on a Netflix series,
NEVER HAVE I EVER. Jaren has been a student of Cathryn's since he was seven years old. Jaren still bops in to help the studio!
MALLORY MAHONEY, who booked Disney's ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING is now the lead on Disney's TV show BUNK'D & recently booked an episode of ON MY BLOCK as a guest star while simultaneously working on BUNK'D.
BREC BASSINGER started her career when she booked a Nickelodeon show as the star on BELLA & THE BULLDOGS. Now, she will be starring in the new TV series STARGIRL.
ASHLEY NICOLE WILLIAMS is a Lead in a Freeform show called MOTHERLAND: Fort Salem. Ashley was a Premiere Student who went to Cathryn from ages 7-18 when she moved to L.A.
PAULET DEL CASTILLO has filmed 12 episodes of MIXED-ISH and will be going back to Cali to shoot 3-4 more episodes! Paulet has a recurring role and is Best friends with the oldest daughter on that show. Paulet travels between Texas and California, is a master student who trains at the acting studio in Lewisville continually, and is still in public school!
Master Teacher/Master student KATIE SARIFE & Former AC student
McKENNA GRACE are in "Annabelle Comes Home". Both Katie and McKenna are Cathryn Sullivan Alumni's. McKenna is considered the 'it' girl in Hollywood, and is in "GHOSTBUSTERS 2021.
Speaking of GHOSTBUSTERS 2021, LOGAN KIM is the only star of this film without a lot of credits and he is one of ours!
ANNE WINTERS began her career in the TV series as a regular on TYRANT and is now in 13 REASONS WHY & GRANDE Hotel, and won an Emmy for ZAC & MIA.
J T NEAL (Master Student & Aide) is a regular on ABC's BLESS THIS MESS for 2 seasons.
BRYCE CASS had a recurring role in two seasons of 13 REASONS WHY (2nd & 3rd seasons & he plays Cyrus). Bryce is also on the Amazon Prime show as a recur on PANIC.
Premiere Students SHELBY SURDAM & KENNEDY HERMANSEN are regulars on Facebook watch's SKAM.
SHELBY SURDAM & FROY GUITIERREZ star in CRUEL SUMMER on FreeForm.
DEVIN WAY played Dr. Blake Simms on GREY’S ANATOMY, as well as on STATION 19. Lead in QUEER AS FOLK.
MCKALEY MILLER- McKaley was on HART OF DIXIE for 4 years and you've seen her in so many guest starring roles including SCREAM QUEEN, BONES, FAKING IT Movie MA with Octavio Spencer.
NOAH COTTRELL and QUINN COPELAND will star in the reboot of PUNKY BREWSTER! Noah has been taking classes at the studio since he was about 5-6 years old! He got his first big break when he played Dwayne Johnson's (the Rock) son in SKYSCRAPER. He continues to train with me in-between his gigs! Quinn is an AC student and also has taken privates with Cody Linley for a year and a half!
PAULINA CHÁVEZ is the Star of the Netflix series THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE OF ASHLEY GARCIA. She plays Ashley Garcia on a Mario Lopez show & Eva Longoria was one of the directors on that set. Paulina lived in San Antonio and made her Mom drive here for five years for acting class. She was not only a master student who came here every Saturday, she worked as an aide as well for the class before and after her class.
KARIANA KARHU booked a part in the Amazon series, PANIC.
LAUREL EMORY booked a Netflix show called THE HEALING POWER OF DUDE.
ESHAUN ENAMDAR booked a role in Apple TV's LITTLE AMERICA.
EDISON GRANT is the lead for 2 seasons of ENDLINGS is now being aired on HULU.
BIG STARS CATHRYN TAUGHT:
DEMI LOVATO -Check out what Demi's Mother, Dianna de la Garza says about Cathryn in her book "Falling with Wings". She talks about how Cathryn championed Demi the six years she coached under her.
Demi was a Disney star on SONNY WITH A CHANCE, CAMP ROCK, and many other Disney movies for several years, but then- went on to win a People's Choice for "Favorite TV guest Star" in 2012 for GREY'S ANATOMY which Cathryn coached her for. Besides Demi being known as a huge singing star, she just finished a movie with Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams called EUROVISION.
SELENA GOMEZ (Selena began being a star on WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE whom Cathryn Coached her on & other Disney movies, went on to movies like RAMONA & BEEZUS and was a Producer on 13 REASONS WHY as well as a voice-over star on the HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA trilogy) and many others. You can see Cathryn on Selena's E-Hollywood Story. Now Selena is the star of Hulu’s ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING with Steve Martin and Martin Short.
THOMAN MANN was not only a Master student but a master teacher & is now considered an A-list Hollywood Actor.
Thomas began with PROJECT X &ME & EARL & THE DYING GIRL and moved on to THE HIGHWAYMEN, KONG: SKULL ISLAND & FARGO.
CODY LINLEY was a Pro Master Student and Master teacher and still teaches three times a year in Lewisville at the acting studio. Cody began his career at 8 years old as a Supporting Lead in MY DOG SKIP & had small, important roles in movies like MISS CONGENIALITY & CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN. He went on to have a recurring role as Miley's Boyfriend for 4 years on HANNAH MONTANA, Won 4th place on DANCING WITH THE STARS (Season 7 in 2008), was a lead in HOOT, and a star in HOOVEY. Cody teaches in L.A. now at Cynthia Bain's Acting School.
Premiere Student HAYLEY ORRANTIA booked ABC's THE GOLDBERGS three weeks after moving to L.A. which is going into its 9th season.
BRYCE GHEISAR is a master student who was first booked on Disney's "Walk the Prank" and had supporting roles in "Wonder" (with Julia Roberts & Owen Wilson) & a lead in "A Dog's Purpose" had a starring role in a new show Ron Howard show on Nick called "The Astronauts".
Master student MATT McCANN was a regular on "Man with a Plan" and played Matt LeBlanc's son.
LOGAN MILLER was a master student & master teacher at the Studio. He began by playing Matthew McConaughey as a young boy in "GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST" and went on to star in I'M IN THE BAND. He was a lead in the movie LOVE, SIMON, a lead in ESCAPE ROOM, and had a recurring role in THE WALKING DEAD.
DEBBY RYAN started on many Disney shows including being a star of JESSIE after working on all THE SUITE LIFE shows. She is the star of INSATIABLE & is now producing shows.
BELLE SHOUSE, who used to make her mom drive to the studio from Brenham, Texas every week ( a four drive one way) for almost five years when she booked ABC's SECRETS AND LIES. She had 20 episodes on PROJECT MC2 and is now in Facebook Watch's QUEEN AMERICA with Catherine Zeta-Jones.
MARSAI MARTIN has been a regular on BLACK-ISH for 118 episodes (5 seasons going on 6) and just did a movie called LITTLE that Marsai stars in and is also an executive producer!
MADISON PETTIS started her career by being the Rock's daughter in THE GAME PLAN & played Corey's sister in Disney's COREY IN THE HOUSE and is now on a Facebook watch show called FIVE POINTS. She also starred in AMERICAN PIE: GIRLS RULE and HE’S ALL THAT.