We are a small group of working Film & TV actors who all thrive off of collaborating with other actors, both new and experienced, to help elevate your auditions, headshots and career. 

 
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Lauren Halperin

Founder & Co-Owner | Teacher | Coach

Lauren Halperin is an actor most recently known for her work on Marvel's Loki, her breakout role as Bella Danvers on Netflix's Insatiable, and starring opposite Anna Kendrick in Disney's Noelle. In 2022, you can catch Lauren in multiple productions sharing the screen with Samuel L. Jackson, Rebel Wilson, Michiel Huisman and Charlie Day, and working with directors Ava DuVernay, Mark Boal, and Alex Hardcastle - highlighting her abilities in both comedy and drama.

Prior to moving to Atlanta, Lauren spent 10 years in Los Angeles where she enjoyed successes on shows such as How I Met Your Mother and Love that Girl, as well as several national commercials including T-Mobile and IHOP.

Lauren loves riding her bike, having game night with friends, and listening to Ray LaMontagne songs. She's currently based in Atlanta, GA with her husband and child.

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Wes Jetton

Co-Owner | Teacher | Coach

Wes Jetton is an American actor from Atlanta, GA. In 2021-22, you’ll be able to catch him in his recurring role on The Walking Dead:World Beyond (AMC), The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Fox Searchlight), Ozark (Netflix), The First Lady (Showtime), and Senior Year (Paramount).

 

Wes started acting professionally at the age of 15. After graduating from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU with a BFA in Theatre, Wes spent the next 10 years in NY performing off broadway and as a part of the Fellowship Company at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Currently, he splits his time between his homebase ATL and NYC.

 

When he is not on set, Wes enjoys being immersed in the industry and being a resource for other actors. He loves cooking, doing pottery, and spending time with his family and close friends. Additionally, he cherishes his sobriety and is in active recovery.

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Mayer Stern

Audition Taper | Coach | Scene Study Teacher

Mayer Stern is a working actor and teacher, who recently moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles. In 2022, you can see Mayer in Lionsgates The Valet, and starting opposite Edgar Ramirez in an upcoming Netflix show. Mayer's previous credits include Raising Dion (Netflix) and Dynasty (CW) and guest starring opposite LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell in NCIS: Los Angeles.

Prior to his move to Los Angeles, Mayer attended the University of Kansas where he received his BFA in Theatre. Following his time in Kansas, Mayer made the move to Chicago where he trained and graduated from The Acting Studio of Chicago.
 

In addition to his acting, Mayer continues to teach and coach at The Working Actor Group in Atlanta.

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Meghan Perry

Audition Taper | Coach

Meghan Perry is an actor who can most recently be seen opposite Arden Myrin in Netflix's Insatiable, as well as Orange Morning, winner at the Black Life Film Festival. In addition to her own Film/TV work, Meghan has recently coached actors to bookings on several tv shows and films including The Resident (Fox), The Mule (Warner Brothers), Black Lightning (CW), The Gifted (Fox), Dolly Parton Heartstrings (Netflix), and Dynasty (CW).  

 

Meghan grew up in the small town of Newberry South Carolina where she began training in dance and theatre at the age of four. After high school, she received her B.A. in Musical Theatre from Coastal Carolina University where she performed in various theatre productions both during college and after graduating. 

 

Following her time in South Carolina, Meghan moved to New York City to continue working and training. During that time she appeared in numerous film projects through NYU and Columbia University. After spending 4 years in NY, Meghan made the move to Atlanta where she is excited to continue working in film and dance, and as a coach at The Working Actor Group

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Anny Jules

Audition Taper | Coach

Anny Jules in an actor born and raised in Queens, New York where she performed on various Broadway and off-Broadway stages; most notably playing Young Nala in The Lion King on Broadway where she received the Audelco Rising Star award for excellence in Black Theater. She also starred in Radiant Baby at the Public Theater, directed by George C. Wolfe. 

Her recent film and television credits include The Resident (FOX), All My Children (ABC), Preaching to the Choir (BET), Dead Silent (Investigation Discovery), as well as several commercials such as Post Cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios, General Electric, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, and McDonald's.

 

Since moving to Atlanta, Anny has enjoyed collaborating with other actors to bring authenticity and truth in the audition space, and is thrilled to join the TWAG team!

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Brandon Stanley

Audition Taper | Coach

Brandon Stanley is a method actor that joined the Atlanta market in 2019. In his short time in Atlanta, he has already booked several notable projects including Clint Eastwoods Richard Jewell and Teenage Bounty Hunters (Netflix). In 2022, you can catch Brandon on-screen in an impressive breakout role, as well being directed by the incredible Ava DuVernay.

 

Originally from Oklahoma, Brandon studied business finance at the University of Central Oklahoma where he was also a member of the NCAA DII wrestling team. Brandon enjoys training Martial Arts and playing video games in his spare time. lists Daniel Day Lewis and Shia Labeouf as his favorite actors.

 

Brandon is excited to continue his booking trend while also helping his fellow actors do the same!

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Zuri James

Audition Taper | Coach

Zuri James has starred in over 30 productions, including a major recurring role in Games People Play on BET and a supporting role on the limited ABC series Women of the Movement. He has also appeared in the Netflix and CW show Legacies and the Netflix show Dynasty. Some of his other notable credits include appearing in a supporting role alongside Robert De Niro and Zach Efron in Dirty Grandpa, and a lead role in Your Worst Nightmare on Investigation Discovery.

Zuri James is an American actor born in New York, NY. He trained at the Anthony Meindl Actor’s Workshop (AMAW) at the Master level and the Alliance Theater in Atlanta as well. Zuri is also an instructor and teaches classes, assisting actors to bring their own unique essence to the role.

 

Zuri grew up playing basketball, where he played Div-I basketball at Georgia Southern University and earned a degree in Finance. He worked in the Finance Industry before making the switch and following in his mother’s footsteps, who was an actress off Broadway for many years. Zuri is a published poet and artist who enjoys expressing himself creatively through a myriad of platforms and mediums. He also is an avid supporter of meditation and wellness, and teaches meditation techniques to others as well.

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Hannah Aslesen

Improv Extraordinaire

Hannah Aslesen is a gifted actor and comedian based in Atlanta, GA.. Her most recent credits include Loki (Marvel), The Oval (BET), and Sistas (BET). You can also see her on To Catch an Killer & Your Worst Nightmare, as well as several commercials including UPS, Hoover, and US Auto Sales.  

 

In addition to her on-screen work, Hannah is the winner of the 2018 Improv Festival battle, a general company member & instructor at Dad's Garage Improv Theater, a part of the MainStage cast at Village Improv Theatre, where she performs regularly. 

Hannah loves teaching other actors improv and is excited to be teaching at The Working Actor Group.

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Erik Bello

Photographer

Erik Bello is an actor and photographer based in Atlanta. Erik has an impressive list of acting credits including The Walking Dead (AMC), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Marvel), Good Girls (NBC), American Soul (FOX), and several others. 

As a photographer, Erik believes there are so many incredible things to see in this world and his goal is to capture those little details that make us all unique and beautiful. When shooting headshots with Erik, he takes the time to get to know you, discuss your goals and hopes and translate that into images that you love.

Erik resides in Atlanta with his wife and 4 beautiful children and is thrilled to be a part of the TWAG family.