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Stephanie Fybel is a professional working actress, who holds an MFA from the prestigious American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) of San Francisco. After graduating, she also taught in ACTís Youth Conservatory, then moved to New York, where she spent 5 years acting on stage and in television and teaching acting, voice, speech, and musical theatre performance classes at Columbia University. Ms. Fybel has been teaching at The Acting Place for the past two years, while pursuing her own television and movie career. She was recently featured on Drew Carey and her voice is frequently heard on King of the Hill.

Barbara Whinnery is a highly seasoned actress with an extensive resume that includes stage, screen and television credits. She is best-known for her recurring role as Dr. Cathy Martin on the Emmy-Winning Series, St. Elsewhere. Ms. Whinnery also trained at ACT in San Francisco and locally for 9 years with Milton Katselas. She has shared her talent and teaching skills while working with at-risk children in the highly praised Virginia Avenue Project in Santa Monica and the Hola Project downtown Los Angeles, and brings with her a wealth of professional experience and a very creative teaching style to students at The Acting Place.

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ē Both Ms. Fybel and Ms. Whinnery are assistant director-coaches to Ms. Gray in The Acting Place's unique and innovative Actorsí Performance Class and substitute teach at The Acting Place.

Stephanie Fybel Darby

Barbara Whinnery

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