Crystal Carson

Acting Coach

About Crystal Carson

Crystal Carson teaches audition technique workshops to professional actors across the USA and internationally. She has had actors referred to her by many major managers, agents, directors, producers, casting directors, and actors, including Oscar nominee, Russell Crowe.

Having served as an acting coach in Los Angeles for over 30 years, Crystal is particularly skilled at accommodating actors’ individual methods and personalities. Clients value the way she incorporates the way they like to work, while mixing in her advanced yet accessible process to guide them to generate the character’s life in the story.

As an elite Hollywood acting coach who has devoted herself to a sole career in deepening the authenticity of professional actors, Crystal reaches actors who previously struggled with the craft.  Over a 10 year span, Crystal was consistently invited to guest coach for Margie Haber Studios in LA, “3 of Us” in NYC, “The Actors Centre” in London, and “The Lab” in Dublin, where she continued to re-design, perfect and teach her audition technique method for film and television. Her systematic approach, which allows actors to have efficiently and consistency, while creating deeper, more truthful, more vulnerable, and therefore, more moving work, has made Crystal one of the most sought-after coaches in Hollywood, if not the world.


As an on-set coach, she was employed by FOX-TV for a full season of the crime procedural “The Inside”, focusing primarily on lead actress Rachel Nichols.  As a private acting coach, her clients have included Paula Abdul, Samaire Armstrong (Resurrection, The Mentalist, Dirty Sexy Money), Matthew Atkinson(The Bold and the Beautiful, Parenthood, Y&R), Jennifer Beals (Swamp Thing, Taken, The Night Shift, Proof, Mob Doctor, The Chicago Code, L Word), David Boreanaz (SEAL Team, Bones, Angel, Buffy), Dylan Bruce (The Murders, Midnight, Texas, American Gothic, Orphan Black), Ashley LeConte Campbell (Ambitions, Rectify), Ricardo Chimera (Desperate Housewives), Tanya Clarke (Banshee, Canooks), Brittany Daniel (Black-ish, The Game), Ethan Embry (Grace and Frankie, The Frontier, Fairly Legal), Tricia Helfer (Lucifer, Powers, Ascension, Killer Women, Battlestar Galactica), Paul Johansson (Van Helsing, One Tree Hill), Kellan Lutz (Twilight) Desi Lydic (The Client List, Awkward), Eaddy Mays (Teen Wolf, Fighting Back, The Blindside), Sunny Mabrey (In the Rough, Once Upon a Time, Memphis Beat),Rachel Nichols (Titans, Chicago Fire, Continuum, Criminal Minds, G.I. Joe, Sisterhood of Traveling Pants 2), Aaron O’Connell (The Haves and the Have Nots), Keith Powell (30 Rock), Amy Rider (Secret Life of an American Teenager), Brenda Strong (13 Reasons Why, Supergirl, Fear the Walking Dead, Dallas, Desperate Housewives), Jennifer Taylor (Y&R, Shameless, Two and a Half Men), Brian White (Ambitions, Bronx SIU, Ron Donovan, Chicago Fire, Scandal, Mistresses, Hostages, Beauty and the Beast, Men of a Certain Age, The Cabin in the Woods), and Stephen Rider (Daredevil, Harley Davidson, Safe House, The Great Debaters, The Host, Lee Daniel’s The Butler) to name just a few.

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