Joy Rinaldi, Your Acting Coach
“Living and working in Los Angeles over 20 years, I have come to believe all actors must understand the differences between acting for the stage and acting in front of the camera to be successful in that business. Actors must be able to tap into their own “emotional power” and sustain intimacy while surrounded by cameras, crews and personnel, as well as other actors.”
Joy Rinaldi, an accomplished film, TV and Broadway actress, has spent 20+ years in the New York and Los Angeles acting arena. Hailing from New York, Joy began her professional career in such Broadway shows as Grease (in the original cast with Barry Bostwick and John Travolta), Over Here with the Andrews Sisters, and Division Street with John Lithgow. She received Drama Critics Award for her portrayal of Mae in Clash by Night. Moving to Los Angeles, she expanded her talents in TV/Film with credits including Two of a Kind, SOAP, Divorce Court, The Naked Truth and has guest-starred in the TV series, Millennium. She is well-known for her numerous national commercials for products such as Skippy, Crest, Vicks, Frito-Lay, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Maxwell House Coffee, Jello and Revlon. Click here to see Joy’s extensive resume.
She is the founder of the McCadden Place Theatre, where she has mounted, cast and acted in numerous productions.
A working actress, Joy’s coaching style is even-keeled and straightforward with high-end direction and advice. She is honest and nurturing while being fair.
Joy is a member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity Association.