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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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WES
MAYER
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Lauren Halperin

Founder & Co-Owner | Teacher | Coach

Lauren Halperin is an actor most recently known for her work as a Recurring Guest Star on BMF (Starz), her breakout role as Bella Danvers on Netflix's Insatiable, and starring opposite Anna Kendrick in Disney's Noelle. In 2022, Lauren was 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.

Other recent credits include Atlanta (FX), Echo 3 (Apple TV), Candy (Hulu), Senior Year (Netfix), I Want You Back (Amazon), and Stranger Things (Netflix).

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.

Lauren loves riding her bike, having game night with friends, working with actors at TWAG, and listening to Ray LaMontagne songs. 

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Wes Jetton

Co-Owner | Teacher | Coach

Wes Jetton is an American actor from Atlanta, GA. Wes's recent credits include his Guest Star role in Chicago Fire (NBC), his recurring role on The Walking Dead:World Beyond (AMC), Spiderman: No Way Home (Marvel), 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. You can see Mayer in Lionsgates The Valet, Tom Swift (CW) 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 starring in the Lifetime feature, Betrayed By the Bridesmaid. Her other recent credits include Netflix's Insatiable starring opposite Arden Myrin, 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), BMF (Starz), Kindred (Hulu), All My Children (ABC), Preaching to the Choir (BET), Dead Silent (Investigation Discovery), and the feature film Dog Gone, 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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Joseph Mazza

Audition Taper | Coach

Joseph Mazza is a working actor and coach. In 2023, you can see Joseph starring alongside Emily Blunt in a major feature film. His other most recent Film/TV credits include Doom Patrol (HBO Max) & Your Worst Nightmare (ID Network) as well as commercials with Paramount+ & Atrium Health.

Joseph grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and enjoyed a nomadic lifestyle around the Midwest. After graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he would meet his future wife, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he continues to work as an actor and enjoy his pastimes of riding motorcycles, playing paintball, and skydiving.

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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, The Wonder Years, P-Valley 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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Ana Bernot-Reilly

Improv Extraordinaire

Ana Bernot-Reilly is an improvisor, writer and actor currently living in Atlanta, GA. She earned her BFA in Performing Arts at SCAD where outside of classes she focused on narrative-long-form improv, which influences all her work to this day. She is currently playing on a touring two-prov team “Mom and Dad” where monthly they perform an hour-long improvised movie among other silly endeavors.

Outside of Improv, you can see Ana starring in the New York Independent Film Festival's Winning film, Thin Walls, as well as Bad Day, Darkness Finds the Fearful, and Gathered Today. 

We're so excited to welcome Ana to TWAG!

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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.

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