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Acting Coach, Casting Director Ashley-Lauren Elrod

WE ARE LIVE- you audaciously authentic being you!


I am constantly using discernment to speak on what is needed right now in all of your lives; not just as performers but as humans and I'm super excited to serve all of you in this season. Whether it be a 1-1 strategy session or group monthly workshop, I am here to help you use your audacious authenticity to book the room, the callback, the gig, and the client! 


You're talking to a gal who has worked over 200 projects in under 10 years, excluding my quick stint as a professional fashion model right out of high school. Before I realized I was miserable maintaining a size 0-2 I was able to book ads or editorials in Vibe, Vogue, GQ and more. 

As a professional working actor of over 15 years, casting director, producer, and director, and digital creator I possess the track record, references, and skillset to help you take control of your career. 


MANDY, Acting Coach, Casting Director Ashley-Lauren Elrod


Acting Coach, Ashley-Lauren Elrod

Your Industry Auntie.

Some of you also may know me as your friendly casting director who has coached for SAG-AFTRA, Actors Connection, Marymount, Philly Actors Lab, NYC Connect, and more! I am also currently a rostered casting director and industry expert with Actors Connection and Broadway Kids. 


In utilizing my methods; my students from newbies to veterans landed an agent, completed their voiceover demo, fully built out their materials, or booked their first ever gig or client after my class! SAY WHAT? Yes, my friends, and I LOVE TO SEE IT! I want YOU to do that too. 

I'm creating a safe space for you to not only learn but to take in all aspects of your power; physically, spiritually, and mentally; harness it, and use it to book it all. 

I not only care about you as an actor but I truly care for your mental well being as this industry is not one for the faint of heart. In any session with me we will breathe, process, and allow ourselves to be open to the discovery of who we are, because in that is where we find that creative we are truly meant to be. 

PLUS I'm a board certified mental health coach with loads of experience in helping people release those mental blocks on the road to success. 


Are you down yet?! Then LET'S GET IT! 


Danai Kadzere, Actress
"My coaching session with Ashley-Lauren was one of the most helpful (of many) that I’ve ever done! Since it was 1-on-1 I was able to ask her *all* of my specific questions, unlike in group classes with casting directors. As both a casting director and an actor, she has insights into the industry that are rare to get to hear. She gave me specific, actionable feedback that I feel I can use to get in the room. Plus she’s super friendly, so it was very comfortable and not at all intimidating. Meet with her if you can, you won’t regret it!


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