About me

My on-camera life started in the sixth grade when my first agent landed me a recurring role on DIY Kids on the DIY Network. After getting my BFA at Emerson College, I moved to the Windy City where I immersed myself in the improv and sketch community. I took classes at iO, Second city, and the Annoyance Theatre. Today, I perform, teach, and coach at these comedy institutions. I also facilitate improv workshops in corporate settings to improve productivity. 

I coach actors remotely and out of the Green Room Studio in Chicago. Working out of the Green Room Studio means you have access to an incredible space, lighting, sound, camera, a live reader who knows exactly what to do, and editing equipment. If you have a self-tape audition, I will coach, tape, and edit your audition into an easily downloadable file for submission. 

Your success is my success.

When you work with me you get a fully invested coach with her finger on the pulse of the industry. I have over 15 years of acting and on-camera experience and I specialize in comedy, working as a professional comedian in Chicago. 

Chicago actors are uniquely grounded and true to themselves. We operate with an honesty and vulnerability that other acting communities lack. I’m someone who connects really strongly with people, and I believe that this quality is vital to making groundbreaking work. It’s what separates an actor who coaches from an acting coach. 

When we work together, your success becomes my success. 

“Came in to tape with Rosie having never met or worked with her before, and left feeling like i had just found Chicago’s go to coach for anything and all thing self-tapes. Not only is she super well-prepared, smart as a whip about the business, and so gifted in comedy, she is also one of the friendliest, kind, and most collaborative human beings I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Booked the industrial I was submitting for because of her. Seriously. GET IN THE ROOM WITH HER!!!”

Jake Morrissy

My clients have worked on commercials, feature films, nickelodeon cartoons, and theatrical productions. They’ve been series regulars on shows like Fargo, Cobra Kai, Chicago Med, and Pretty Little Liars. Some of them are even acting coaches themselves!

No more second-guessing yourself.

As someone who has worked extensively on and off camera, I know what it’s like to be worried that your risky choice will be the wrong one. A lack of direction can make you feel lost, which deflates your confidence, and that shows in your work. 

I facilitate sessions where you work through the mental blocks that come up when being vulnerable on camera. As a coach, I help you avoid making rookie mistakes, and I push you to take the kinds of risks that make you impossible to forget. 

 “Rosie did a beautiful job working with my son, Declan, on taping sessions. She is patient and fun, and really knows her stuff.  As I am both a theater teacher and fellow coach, I know when I encounter the real deal. Rosie is it!”

-Cynthia Desmond Schliesmann

“Rosie is a caring and whip smart coach.  She has a great handle on the structure of television scenes and can help mold your performance into something that works well for the watcher and feels good for you.  She gives you guideposts to take with you into the audition room that clue you in right back to where you need to be.  I almost always get a callback after working with Rosie!”

-Libby Conkle