Acting Studio For Teens & Tweens in Los Angeles

"Having worked in the entertainment industry for decades, I know that there are people out there who can and cannot deliver on good training, pro advice, and artistry.  If you want an amazing acting teacher for your teen, who you can also TRUST, go to Deena."
- Aaron Speiser,
Speiser/Sturges Acting Studio
"Deena brings out the best in everyone."

“Deena is a gifted actress and consummate teacher.  I am honored to recommend her in both capacities to anyone.”

- Thor Freudenthal, Director,
"Percy Jackson: Sea Monsters", "Diary of a Wimpy Kid", "Hotel for Dogs"

- Rob Minkoff, Director,

“The Lion King”, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”, “Stuart Little”, “The Haunted Mansion”

About Deena Freeman's Acting Classes

Deena’s classes are the best acting classes in Los Angeles for teens ranging from beginners to professional working actors. The classes focus on the study of film and television and use improvisation and technique to help bring the scenes and characters to life. The goal is to live truthfully in the imaginary world of the script- if you’re ‘acting’, you’re overacting!


Deena teaches technique along with the building blocks of developing real and emotionally rich characters. The students practice these skills during scene study class, where they put up scenes with partners and perform monologues. 

Bonus classes are also offered, such as an improvisation workshop, an audition class, a script analysis class, and a discussion for both students and their parents on “The Business of Acting”.

Deena’s nurturing nature and infectious energy provides a safe and warm space for students to build self confidence and become capable and professional actors.  The goal of her teen acting school is to provide Hollywood with the next generation of incredible, passionate artists.

Deena has been acting professionally for 40 years and has been coaching kids and teens for 15 years.  She was a regular on ABC's "Too Close for Comfort" and appeared in other shows, such as "The Golden Girls", "Newhart", "Togetherness", "Intelligence", to name a few. Most recently Deena had a starring role on an independent film called, “Khali the Killer”. She was honored by the Screen Actor’s Guild for her vast and legendary body of work commercials. Deena studied at renowned acting studio Speiser/Sturges and substitutes for Aaron Speiser and Shannon Sturges while they are away.

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