For over a quarter of a century, Howard Fine has built an unshakeable reputation as the most gifted acting teacher in the business. In 1985, Howard began his career in Los Angeles by privately coaching students in his living room, but in 1988 had to expand to accommodate his growing classes. He became an instant and enduring sensation, a “first call” for actors and their representatives, who know Fine’s direction can define careers. His studio relocated three times before occupying its present location in Hollywood. He received recognition for his teaching in 2006 when named “Best Acting Teacher in Los Angeles” in Backstage’s ‘Best of Los Angeles’ issue.
During his 30-year teaching career, Howard has personally coached Hollywood stars including Oscar winners Jennifer Connelly and Jared Leto; Oscar nominees Brad Pitt, Michelle Williams, Salma Hayek, Bradley Cooper, and Will Smith; Golden Globe nominees Simon Baker, Rosanna Arquette, Brooke Shields, and Mark Harmon; and Emmy winners Kim Delaney, Sela Ward, and Michael Chiklis. Additionally, Howard has also worked with literally hundreds of actors including Chris Pine, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman, Gerard Butler, Justin Timberlake, Hayden Panettiere, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Dwayne Johnson, Val Kilmer, and Amy Smart.
As a lover of the craft, the art, and ultimately the powerful magic of acting, Howard Fine is one of the few elite acting experts who has devoted his primary career to perfecting the teaching and coaching of professional actors. His outstanding reputation is the product of his remarkable expertise uniquely coupled with his extraordinary gift to inspire. Fine all but explodes the myth of the screaming, bitter acting teacher that potential students fear. Fine’s philosophy reflects that of his mentor and close colleague Uta Hagen.