Biography

Margie Haber

Everything I teach is about being truthful, rather than performing.

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With over 40 years of experience Margie Haber is known as Hollywood’s top audition coach. She began her career as an actor before becoming a coach. Margie’s philosophy empowers actors to create strong ‘characters’ for both auditions and booked roles. And whether that is on TV, film or stage. It’s about finding your own power in the lives you create.

 

Margie Haber has always given her all to her students. It was while teaching at the Lee Strasberg Institute in the 1970’s that she noticed actors were confident at scene study but struggling with the audition process. Using her past experience as a speech therapist combined with her acting experience Margie developed the internationally recognized Haber Phrasing™. A 10-step instinctual approach to cold reading and auditions.

 

The Margie Haber Studio opened in 1986 and just a few years later, two of Margie’s clients, Brad Pitt and Michael Easton, wound up testing for the same role in the film “Thelma & Louise“. That was Pitt’s career breakthrough role and she’s helped thousands of other actors do the same ever since.

(See her client list here.)

 

Always responding to her students’ changing needs Margie Haber recently evolved her teaching to empower actors beyond the audition to life on the set and the stage. She hand-picks and trains all her teachers, therefore, ensuring a studio filled with caring, passionate educators who encourage students to grow as a person as well as an actor.

 

For over three decades, students have attended her Stop Acting and Start Living the Life workshop in cities across the globe. Including Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Atlanta, and New York City.

 

In 2015, she coached and associate produced the feature film, Bravetown, (starring Josh Duhamel, Lucas Till, Laura Dern, and Maria Bello). She also recently produced and starred in Hollywood Trials, a Docu/Reality TV series about Margie starring Emmett Scanlan for RTE network in Ireland. Margie Haber’s book, How to Get the Part Without Falling Apart, is used throughout the world in drama schools and colleges.

Based on Margie Haber’s 35 years of experience as an actress and teacher. How To Get The Part Without Falling Apart promises to take away the “three p’s” – pain, panic, and performance anxiety. It takes away from anxiety from the cold- reading process. While giving back the “big P,” POWER, to the actor. And it is filled with real-life (and often hilarious) audition stories from her clients. And some of the nation’s leading actors, with comments and anecdotes from over fifty top industry professionals.  Also the book is divided into four sections, each dealing with a different aspect of auditioning.

  • Getting Out of Your Own Way
  • Breaking Down the Scene (“Slice of Life”)
  • The Haber Phrase Technique
  • Words From the Pros.

Available for purchase from Barnes & Noble, online at Amazon.com, or call 310-854-0870 to order an autographed copy and have it shipped to you for $25 (within the U.S.; additional international rates do apply).