“Welcome to the profession, and don’t let anyone take away your dreams, ” advised Melissa Leo, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as the loving yet manipulative mother in The Fighter earlier this year. “Being an actor is a wonderful life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything,”
Also on hand and offering their own “words of wisdom” following the last performance of The Actors Studio Drama School’s 2011 Repertory Season were James Lipton, Dean Emeritus and Executive Producer, Writer and Host of Bravo’s Inside The Actors Studio; Andreas Manolikakis, Director of The Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace (pictured with Melissa Leo); and Nira Herrmann, PhD. Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.
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