Warner Loughlin has been coaching on set and privately for more than 20 years. Known for her warmth and intuitive approach, her technique shatters the myth that an actor’s past emotional traumas must be the fuel or foundation for their work.
In her earlier days in New York, Warner studied theatre with Lee Strasberg, Sonia Moore, and Michael Kahn (head of the drama department at Julliard from 1992-2006). Once in LA, Warner focused on film and TV, working as an actor, director and producer. She opened Warner Loughlin Studios in 1996 and has since worked with and shaped the careers of some of the biggest actors in Hollywood. From Oscar, Emmy and Tony nominees and winners, Warner is a star among the stars.
Warner continuously works with Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Zooey Deschanel, Ashley Williams, Valerie Cruz, George Lopez, Amber Valletta, Blake Lively, and Ginnifer Goodwin…just to name a few.
While the demand for her time and expertise is high, Warner will always have a place in her heart (and schedule) for beginning actors.
Warner studied Contemporary Literature and Shakespeare at Oxford University and received her Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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“The perfection of acting lies in the imperfection of it all. Just like life.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“When I used substitution as my technique, it threw me into a depression for a few days and I realized I had to come up with a different way to form emotions in the brain for acting.”
“Ego is the great killer of creativity.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“I started applying psychology and imagery worlds to my characters and this technique birthed.”
“Actions speak louder than words, behavior patterns speak louder than the lines written.”
“I’m there to help the director’s vision come forth. I am a translator for the director to the actor and vise versa.”
“There is a scientific reason why smells evoke emotions.”
“As an on set coach, I am a translator. I can speak director ‘talk’ and I can speak actor ‘talk’.”
“I am there to be there to help an actor get to the emotion organically.”
“The best acting is when you are fearless.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“Content breeds confidence.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“Actors are a special type of bred who are vulnerable. And we all fear that we won’t do a good job.”
“There are ways to achieve fearlessness in your craft.”
“This is a 60 year career not a 6 year career. Enjoy the journey.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“The path you choose is the journey you take.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“I want actors to be abel to work in a healthy way and in a powerful way without torturing themselves.”