Risa Benson

SAG-AFTRA Actress-Singer-Model

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Manhattan, NY, 10025 USA

Union Membership:

SAG-AFTRA, Equity

Physical Attributes:

Age Range:

30-49

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:

Film

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Daytimers
Star
Rob Milazzo
Untitled Seduction
Star
Bruce Klein
Blue Champagne
Co-Star
Blaine Novak

Television

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
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

Theater

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
National Antehm
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
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
Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York
Maxine/Supporting
John Rubinstein
2nd Stage, NY
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
The Flintstones
Wilma
Universal Studios, Hollywood
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

Commercials & Industrials

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Upon Request
Principal

Voiceover

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Upon Request
Principal

Modeling

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Upon Request
Principal

Education & Training

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

Career Highlights/Additional Info:

  • Risa Benson can really sing & has her acting chops down. 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. Ht: 5'3", Wt: 108, Eyes: Brown.