Tue Feb 28 | 7-9pm | Dreamworks Campanile Theater | Glendale, CA

WIA Conversations:  Laraine Newman

Tuesday February 28, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Dreamworks Campanile Theater
1000 Flower St., Glendale, California 91201

Free for all WIA members
$15 for non-members at the door.
Please be aware that WIA cannot accept cash.

PLEASE NOTE:  Everyone must register for the event, including WIA members.  We advise you to arrive early, as seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.  An RSVP does not guarantee seating.


A continuing series of Inside the Actors Studio-style interviews with notable female voice actors hosted by Amy Ulrich.

Join us as we sit down for an intimate conversation with the amazing and prolific voice actress, Laraine Newman!

Laraine Newman is an Emmy and Annie Award Nominated performer. She began studying improvisation and mime at the age of 16 and continued to study improv and mime until graduating Beverly Hills High School. She studied mime with Marcel Marceau in Paris for a year and a half.

At the age of 19 she appeared in the New Theatre For Now at the Mark Taper Forum and was accepted to the Theatre School at Cal Arts, but left after 3 months to join another improv workshop with her sister Tracy, that later became the Groundlings.

In 1974 Laraine appeared in a Lily Tomlin special produced by Lorne Michaels. After seeing her in The Groundlings a second time, he hired her for Saturday Night Live.

Laraine has enjoyed a thriving animation career. The current series she’s working on are  Dawn of The Croods, Puss In Boots, Doc McStuffins, Troll Hunter, Talking Tom, American Dad and Dorothy And The Wonders of Oz.  She can also be heard in animated features such as The Secret Life Of Pets, Nerdland, Inside Out, Minions, and The Boxtrolls.

She has worked for directors ranging from Woody Allen to Guillermo Del Toro.  Laraine’s most recent Television appearances include: Hidden America With Jonah Ray, Comedy Bang Bang, IFC’s The Birthday Boys,  and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

She has also written for Esquire, The Huffington Post, The Believer and McSweeneys and is contributing editor for the online food magazine Oneforthetable.


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