Alumni

Read about our distinguished alumni.

Alumni Bios

Alumni

Read about our distinguished alumni.

Alumni Bios

Alumni

Many of our students and alumni are actively working in television, film, theatre and commercials. Click on the names below to learn more.

Mark Ruffalo

was awarded the Artists Inspiration Award at The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s 4th annual Patron of the Artists Awards.

Eminence Hill

Starring Stella Alumni, Owen Conway and Louie Iaccarino.

Claudia Doumit

will be featured in Season 2 of Amazon Prime’s The Boys.

Bryan McCoy

Bryan McCoy

appeared on the television series, From Dusk Till Dawn (Season 3, Episode 4).

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Carly Craig

Carly Craig

produced, wrote and starred in Sideswiped, a series available now on YouTube Premium. All eight episodes are currently available.

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

is currently starring in the HBO series, Barry, for which he won an Emmy in 2018 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

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December Ensminger

December Ensminger

was featured in a scene with Matthew McConaughey in the first season (episode 6) of the hit HBO series, True Detective.

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Lily Georgia

Lily Georgia

recently booked a tv series called, Pathways, that is currently in pre-production.

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David Thor Katrinarson

David Thor Katrinarson

was cast as Avery in The Flick in the Reykjavík City Theater, and nominated for best actor in the Icelandic Performance Arts Awards 2017 (Gríman).

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Alondra Benitez

Alondra Benitez

had a co-starring role on Fear the Walking Dead and a guest starring role in first episode of El Desconocido on Netflix.

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Chris Petrovski

Chris Petrovski

starred in the film, Paradise City, shot in New York. The film is planned for theatrical release in January 2019.

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Dani David

Dani David

has a lead role in the groundbreaking film, L: A Story of Genderfluidity.

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Douglas Bennett

Douglas Bennett

has the lead role in the film, Black Cat, currently making rounds at film festivals worldwide.

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Piyush Deshmukh

Piyush Deshmukh

plays an Indian mathematician in the film, Dr. Elevator, and was nominated for Best Actor at Back in the Box Film Festival.

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Bahara Golestani

Bahara Golestani

starred in a “inspired by true events” short film called, Hajji. The film also stars The Walking Dead cast member Ross Marquand.

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Mojean Aria

Mojean Aria

won the 9th Annual Heath Ledger Scholarship. He received the award on June 1, 2017 at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood.

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Will Hawkes

Will Hawkes

starred in the short Sun Valley. It was awarded Best Narrative Short at the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival.

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Michael Anthony Spady

Michael Anthony Spady

won the Best Actor award at the 2015 Mini Cinema Award Show for his work in the short film, The Championship Rounds.

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David Gunning

David Gunning

had a recurring character in the five episode, animated short, LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape alongside Bryce Dallas Howard.

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Tatanka Means

Tatanka Means

booked a five episode reoccurring Role for the AMC TV Series, THE SON. This is the First Season and other cast includes, Pierce Brosnan.

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Rima Rajan

Rima Rajan

appeared as a guest star in the first two episodes of the 15th season of Grey’s Anatomy.

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Rene Heger

Rene Heger

starred as the male lead in the feature film Links of Life, opposite esteemed French actress Marie Bunel.

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Garrett Wagner

Garrett Wagner

played the role of Nick Palmieri, on episode four of Syfy Network’s web-series, Haven: Origins.

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Patrick Davis

Patrick Davis

has a lead role in the film, Victor. It premiered in October 2015 and is currently available on Netflix.

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Kayla Strada

Kayla Strada

won Best Short Film and was Runner Up for Best Dialogue at the 2015 AOF Film Festival.

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Charlene Amoia

Charlene Amoia

has had guest starring roles on some of the hottest shows on television. Recently she has appeared on NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, 9-1-1 and The Guest Book.

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Stan Harrington

Stan Harrington

was awarded Best Score and Best Supporting Actor (Stan Harrington) for his film Lost Angels at the 2015 NOVA International Film Festival.

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Vannessa Vasquez

Vannessa Vasquez

was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Performer in a New Approaches Drama Series for East Los High.

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David Pesta

David Pesta

stars in the film, The Phoenix Project. It was released theatrically in January 2015.

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Amy Sanders

Amy Sanders

booked a national Ford Commercial. She also booked the national BMW Commercial, Sightings.

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Yaitza Rivera

Yaitza Rivera

received the Achievement in Directing at the 2013 SoCal Independent Film Festival for the film Red Poppies.

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Eddy Salazar

Eddy Salazar

won Best Screenplay at the Breckenridge Festival of Film in September 2013 for his film The Insomniac.

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Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor

wrote and performed the one woman show, Ann, about the life of Texas Governor Ann Richards.

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Sam Marin

Sam Marin

has recurring voice over roles on Adventure Time and Regular Show, both on the Cartoon Network.

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Bob Crane

Bob Crane

The late Bob Crane, Stella Adler alumnus and father of Adler alum Scott Crane interviewed Stella in the 1960s.

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Monica Huarte

Monica Huarte

received an Imagen Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film for her work in Without Men.

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Olga Seguras

Olga Seguras

acted in and produced the movie Cellmates starring Tom Sizemore, Stacy Keach and Héctor Jiménez.

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Gary Ross

Gary Ross

adapted and directed the highly anticipated movie, The Hunger Games.

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Raja Deka

Raja Deka

had a co-starring role on the ABC hit series, Blackish. His episode appears in Season 1, Episode 13.

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Timothy McNeil

Timothy McNeil

Anything, written and directed by Tim McNeil, won multiple awards at the 2018 FilmOut San Diego.

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Christopher Thornton

Christopher Thornton

Recent TV appearances include Vice Principals on HBO; Speechless on Showtime; and Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix.

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Che Walker

Che Walker

Che’s film, Lexi and Micky, was selected for the Hollyshorts Film Festival and screened at the TCL Chinese Theatre in August 2018.

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