Nina is an award-winning actress and producer, who has appeared in many TV Shows and Films such as ‘MAD MEN’, ‘ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’, GREY’S ANATOMY’ and ‘NCIS’. She has also appeared in multiple national commercial. The films she produced, like ‘CROSSING FENCES’ and ‘ON THE ROAD HOME’ had successful festival runs.
Her background is the stage, and theatre is still her passion. Nina received her BFA in Acting at Northern Illinois University and spent a summer semester at the legendary Moscow Art Theatre in Russia.
Having been part of the AMAW family for over 11 years, Nina always loves to challenge her students to think outside the box, find new ways into the work and let their most authentic selves shine.
She is very passionate about closing the gap between the “classroom” and “on-set”, to make the work as tangible as possible. Which is why she created “The Close-Up” program to simulate a working environment as close as possible to how the actors would work on set.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE AN ACTOR, NINA?
Acting has given me the opportunity to never stop playing! I will always be a child at heart and love to get to know the world through different lenses. Getting to know myself and other people on an even deeper level along the way, is a wonderful bonus. I feel my most authentic self when I get to express myself freely with my body, voice, and emotions. Acting has also given me the opportunity to meet other creatives from all walks of life and letting them inspire me always offers exciting surprises. The thrill of getting to experience something new every time, is what keeps me coming back.