A. Laura James Tarihi: 01/01/1970
A. Laura James, better known as LJ, is a television director and acting coach based in Los Angeles.LJ trained as an actor and earned her BFA in Theater Arts with an Acting emphasis from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. After college, she moved to Los Angeles and began studying and performing Improv. She began shifting from acting and performing to directing with sketch shows which have traveled around the comedy festival circuit.She's is best know for meeting actors where they're at no matter their experience level making her a highly sought after acting coach and director. A trained actor herself, having studied all the disciplines, she tailors her approach to each individual actor to create grounded characters that are based in truth, crafting performances through collaboration.Her experience working in Children's Theater as an actor and instructor led her to being an acting coach for Disney and Nickelodeon. Being an on set acting coach she has been able to work with some of the most talented young people who have grown into being some of the most beloved television characters. For example, Ross Lynch has won the Kids Choice Awards for Favorite TV Actor in 2013 and 2014 for his work on Disney Channel's Austin & Ally (2011) and Raini Rodriguez won an Imagen Award for Best Young Actress/Television for her work on Austin & Ally (2011) in 2013.