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Jeanie Sholer

Assistant Professor of Acting

Theatre - Performance


Jeanie Cooper Sholer has been teaching Acting, Improvisation and Makeup at OCU since 2007. She has taught at UCLA, OSU, and Webster University. She has been a proud member of Actor's Equity Association for 34 years and is also a member of SAG and AFTRA. Jeanie has performed title roles at Lyric Theatre which include SWEET CHARITY, MAME, IRENE, UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN AND ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. Other roles include Daisy in DRIVING MISS DAISY, Boo in LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO and Grandma in GRAPES OF WRATH at City Rep. Last spring she played E.M. Ashford in OCTC's production of WIT. She was also a solo performer with the OKC philharmonic's ELIS ISLAND, A DREAM OF AMERICAL. She has performed at South Coast Rep, The Direct Theatre, St Louis Rep and Boulder Playhouse. She studied with Uta Hagen at the H B Studio in New York. Her improvisation training is from The Second City in Chicago. Her degree is from UCLA. Jeanie directed THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION and IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at OCU. Jeanie is a Certified Acting Teacher with the National Michael Chekhov Association and has taught two Acting Intensive Workshops. She has done numerous voice overs for national and regional television commercials, has appeared in several feature films, television series and commercials. Jeanie lives in Edmond with her husband, Chris. They have one daughter, Jane.

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