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Meghan Rafferty

Courses: Working with Casting Directors for NYU Practicum

Meghan Rafferty is a casting director, actor and coach who has worked with some of the most respected directors, writers and producers in the television and motion picture industry.Meghan received her BFA in Acting from Adelphi University and an MFA from the Asolo Theatre Conservatory. She began her casting career just a few years after graduating, assisting on network pilots for Fox, NBC and ABC.  From there she moved on as a casting associate for big budget films such as: Café Society, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Shutter Island, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Louie and the pilot episode of Boardwalk Empire. Now, with fourteen years of cable and big budget film casting experience under her belt, she continues to cast and formed M&M Casting with her partner Mia Cusumano. Meghan co- cast ‘Paterson’- a film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, Season 1 of ‘The Leftovers’ created by Damon Lindleloff, Season 1of NBC/Universal’s ‘Falling Water’ and The Cannes Lions Award winning web-series ‘Margo vs Lily’.  

Current projects include: ‘I Don’t Live Today’ by writer/director/actor Mtume Gant, “The Bohemians” by Michael Walker, ‘Bang Bang’ by writer Will Janowitz, the pilot ‘Paint’, which was selected for the Sundance Film Festival 2018, Bentonville Film Festival winner ‘Lez Bomb’ starring Kevin Pollack, Bruce Dern, Cloris Leachman and the soon to be released comedy ‘My Cousin Sister’s Wedding’  

Meghan is one of the very few, who over the years has been lucky enough to create a successful balance between her career as an actor and casting director; she feels each craft feeds the hand of the other.  Additionally, through her years as an acting coach, Meghan has been able to help actors navigate the turbulent waters of show business and help the next generation to be successful.

Winter 202111/1 Update: Online

The Lee Strasberg Institute announces that Winter 2021 term classes will begin with fully online instruction, per State & Local guidance.

Click here for Winter online classes in New York City. | Click here for Winter online classes for Los Angeles.

The Institute is also offering new short-term online only classes. See Online Acting

Please note that the State of California color-coded reopening system does not permit any in-person instruction until the County is at least in the red tier (25% capacity). Los Angeles remains in purple.