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Rosalyn Coleman Williams

Lecturer in Acting

Best known as an accomplished actor with numerous Broadway, film, and television credits, Rosalyn Coleman Williams is also the director of the award-winning short films Allergic To Nuts and Drawing Angel. Both films have been seen on several TV stations nationally and screened in more than 50 film festivals in the U.S. and around the world. Other film director credits include BFF, Moth to a Flame, Driving Fish, Broken, The Starter Marriage, Layla’s Mourning, What I Wouldn’t Give for a Good Cigar, Twisted, Ends & Beginnings, Three Weeks in Hell, Scrambled Softly and Would I Lie to You. She was also the director of the re-enactment portion in the documentary Black Sorority Project

During her tenure in show business, she has worked with Meryl Streep, Halle Berry, Viola Davis, Angela Bassett, Charles Dutton, Tom Cruise, Danny Glover, Christopher Walken, Samuel L. Jackson, Delroy Lindo, and Alfre Woodward, among others. 

Williams is co-host and co-creator of Everything Acting Podcast, an internet radio show that informs, inspires, and demystifies the actor’s journey. With more than 70,000 downloads every month from 25 countries, it is the number one podcast for acting in iTunes.

Williams graduated cum laude with a BFA from Howard University and earned her MFA t the Yale School of Drama, where she received the prestigious Carol Dye Award, the only award given for acting. She is a member of New York Women in Film and Television and a lifetime member of the Actors Studio.