Lenore Harris is an Actress, Teacher and Coach.
She was trained for the theatre by legendary master teachers Stella Adler and Paul Mann, who was later to become her husband. Lenore acts on stage and screen. While studying speech with acclaimed phonetician Alice Hermes, she was asked to become her protégé and assistant at famed HB Studio in New York, working closely with Ms. Hermes for ten years. She later studied speech in private sessions with Edith Skinner at Juilliard; voice training with Marian Rich, Arthur Lessac and Elizabeth Smith; Shakespeare with Philip Burton (Richard Burton’s stepfather), and Fanny Bradshaw and Gladys Vaughan; singing with Keith Davis; dance with Melissa Hayden and New Dance Group Studio with Celene Keller & Joyce Trisler.
Lenore is on the faculty at the SUSAN BATSON STUDIO and was a faculty member at the internationally renowned HB Studio (founded by Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof) from 1988 to 2013 teaching Speech, Voice, Monologues, and Public Speaking to professionals and students in the arts and corporate arena. She was invited to teach Voice & Speech with a focus on classical texts at the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre by founder Tisa Chang. Lenore was requested by the acclaimed actress Miriam Colon, Founder & Artistic Director of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, she taught speech classes to bilingual actors at the Raul Julia Training Unit from 2001 to 2008. In 2006 as an Adjunct Professor at Hunter College, she taught Screen Acting in the Film & Media Department. As a guest artist (in 2004), Lenore taught a workshop in Speech & Voice at the School of Motion Pictures & Television in San Francisco, (a branch of the Academy of Art University), at the invitation of its new artistic director, film actress Diane Baker. Other affiliations include the Stella Adler Theatre Studio, Paul Mann Actors Workshop, The Roundabout Theatre, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Jack Garfein’s Actors & Directors Lab, and the ACTeen program at Weist-Barron’s television commercial studios and in Los Angeles, Tracy Robert’s Actors Studio. She served on the faculty of Embassy CES, a leading center for English language training in the USA and abroad and The New School for Social Research (New School University) for six years, teaching Accent Reduction to speakers of English as a Second Language.
She is featured in the 2013 film KILL YOUR DARLINGS, starring Daniel Radcliffe about the life of American poet, Alan Ginsburg. Lenore was featured in SWEET LORRAINE, starring Tatum O’Neal (2014). She was a co-star in the Emmy-award winning film PLAYING FOR TIME, starring Vanessa Redgrave, directed by Joseph Sargent and Daniel Mann. She co-starred with Linda Lavin in LENA: MY 100 CHILDREN, directed by Edwin Sherin and appeared in a variety of roles (including a recurring part), on the original Emmy-award winning NBC television show LAW & ORDER. She dubbed the voice for the (American) female lead in CREMASTER 2; starring Norman Mailer, a film written & directed by acclaimed contemporary artist Matthew Barney.
As a leading American speech teacher, Lenore was interviewed for the 2011 edition of VOICE & SPEECH REVIEW: “A World of Voice: Voice and Speech Across Cultures.” A recipient of the 1999 Woman of Achievement Award from Women’s News, she has been featured in TIME magazine, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK POST, and ALLURE magazine. For two consecutive years, 1997 and 1998, she was invited to the White House to attend the National Medal of Arts Awards. A popular guest speaker, she addressed the membership of Fashion Group International (FGI), promoting women in business.
A lifetime lover of dogs, and an advocate for the humane treatment of animals, Lenore is a member of the Humane Society and the ASPCA.
Lenore is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors’ Equity Association.
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