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Leslie France-Patterson

Published May 27, 2015

ad516503a11cd5ca435acc9bb6523536Associate Professor,
School of Theatre
Curriculum Vitae (CV)


A professional actor and a highly regarded acting teacher, France has worked in film, television, and theater for more than fifteen years. She starred in the Echelon Pictures theatrical release Confession of a Florist where her “soulful performance” (Variety) garnered rave reviews.A classically trained actress, France is a graduate of the Asolo Professional Actor Training Program and has worked with film and theater greats Sylvia Miles, Jose Quintero, Bill Esper, David Regal, and William Hickey. She is a favorite among students for bringing an unusual combination of academic rigor and fun to the classroom. Her teaching credits include UCLA Extension, The Los Angeles Film School, and Chapman University.

France teaches acting in the Film School with a focus on helping directors communicate effectively with actors.


Asolo Professional Actor Training Program

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