Risa Benson

SAG-AFTRA Actress-Singer-Model

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Manhattan, NY, 10025 USA

Union Membership:

SAG-AFTRA, Equity

Physical Attributes:

Age Range:

38-48

Ethnicities:

Caucasian

Attributes:

  • Female (gender),
  • 5' 3" (height),
  • 108 lbs (weight),
  • Slim (build),
  • Red Hair (hair),
  • Brown Eyes (eyes)

Skills:

Athletic Dancer Drivers License
Horseback Riding Improv Training Sight Reading (Music)
Singer   

Roles:

Commercials & Industrials

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Upon Request
Principal

Theater

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
National Anthem
Solo Performer
Citi Field - Mets vs Phillys
Monologues in the Key of Crazy
The "It" Girl
Mike Lesser
14th Lower East Side Festival
Once Around The Sun
Nona & Skye
Jace Alexander
Zipper Theatre, NY
Sweet Charity Concert
Broadway Gospel Choir
Avery Fisher Hall, NY
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
Mindy
Stephen
Vital Theatre, NY
Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York
Maxine/Supporting
John Rubinstein
2nd Stage, NY
Out of Order (US Premiere)
Jane Worthington
Shasin Desai
International City Theatre - CA
Little Shop of Horrors
Urchin
Diana Baffa Brill
St. Louis MUNY, MO
The Flintstones
Wilma
Universal Studios, Hollywood
Big River
MaryJane Wilkes
Chuck Morey
Pioneer Theatre, UT
80 Days (World Premiere) Music by Ray Davies
Valentine/Supporting
Des McAnuff
La Jolla Playhouse, CA
Riders to the Sea
Christine
John C. Adams Playhouse, NY
The Boyfriend
Polly Browne
Downtown Cabaret Theatre, CT
Film & Live Industrials & Promotions
Principal
Teleprompter & Ear Prompter Proficient

Television

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
This Is Why
Co-Star
Thomas Long
Homecooked News
Co-Star
Seth Daniels
Web Series
QVC
Guest Host
QVC
Don't Know Jack
Co-Star
Raymond Productions
HULU
HSN
Guest Host
HSN
Rescue Me
Dayplayer
Don Scardino
FX
Ed
Co-Star
Gloria Muzio
NBC
All My Children
Dayplayer
Andy Lee
ABC
As The World Turns
Dayplayer
Chris Goutman
CBS
SNL
Various
Beth McCarthy
NBC
Married with Children
Dayplayer
Sam W. Orender
FOX

Modeling

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Upon Request
Principal

Film

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
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Circle
Guest Star
Bekir Ognat
Daytimers
Star
Rob Milazzo
National Anthem
Co-Star
Gian Franco Morini
Untitled Seduction
Star
Bruce Klein
Blue Champagne
Co-Star
Blaine Novak

Voiceover

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Upon Request
Principal

Education & Training

School Teacher Degree/Course Location Year
Rudolph Mitchell
Jen Rudolph
Scene Study
NYC
Actor's Connection
Judy Henderson
On-Camera
Shannon Klassel
Shannon Klassel
Commercial
Private
Tanya Travers
Voice
Private
Don Pfost
Singing
HB Studios
Stephen Strimpell
Scene Study
Brian Reise
Brian Reise
Cold Reading
Private
Jeffrey Zeiner
Improv Technique
Private
Marc Alexander
Acting Coaching
Actor's Connection
Heather Baird
On-Camera
Hofstra University
B.A. Drama

Career Highlights/Additional Info:

  • Risa Benson is an accomplished singer and actress. She has extensive experience in theatre, film & TV. She's had the honor to work with very talented directors such as Des McAnuff, Gloria Muzio, Don Scardino, Denis Leary, Jace Alexander & John Rubinstein & more. Ht: 5'3", Wt: 108, Eyes: Brown.