Emily Gilson

upto 15 mins : $ 15.00
upto 30 mins : $ 25.00
upto 60 mins : $ 35.00

Hi there! I'm an actor, voiceover artist, and teaching artist based in Washington, DC, with an excellent ear for accents (it's my favorite party trick). A cousin was the late radio and TV actor and writer Billy Idelson, who played Herman Glimscher on The Dick Van Dyke Show, not that I expect this to ever get me anywhere... ;) I get told I'm Winona Ryder's doppelganger a lot and I'm rolling with it.

I've been a professional actor for 9 years and a teaching artist for almost as many - I studied Theatre, Medieval History, and Medieval Literature at Purchase College SUNY, and returned to DC upon graduation to continue training. My work has been called "a skirling joy" to see (FringeUK, 2020), "sharp, perceptively wrought, vivid and intriguing" (The Washington Post). My Ariel in The Tempest at Avant Bard Theatre in 2018, under direction of founding artistic director Tom Prewitt, was called "a masterstroke of casting" (DC Metro Theater Arts).

I trained in classical and contemporary drama at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory, founded by Joy Zinoman, as well as Shaw Festival in Ontario, Overtures Musical Theatre Institute at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, and with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, under direction of founder Tina Packer.

I'd love to help you with your accent and dialect work as a reader or coach, and I LIVE FOR TABLE WORK - it's the best part of rehearsal.

You can also visit me at www.emilygilsonactor.com .

*Due to the weird times we are all in, I'm also happy to help for tips :) If I'm not online, DM me to find a time to read/rehearse at:
fb: @emilygilsonactor
twitter: @_spacegandalf
email: emgilson90@yahoo.com


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Reader Reviews

" awesome!!! so good it not funny!! amazing talent!! thank you!!! "
" excellent reader! She's a pro and gives you so much to work with. "
" Rockstar of a reader and Actor! So glad to knock off some acting rust and jump right in for a rehearsal on video!!! Went to well I will reach back out and have her read for the self tape!! "
" Great energy, efficient and a pleasure to work with! "
" Amazing!! She is super sweet, full of good ideas, and really works with you and what you envision yourself. Highly recommend!! "
" Awesome reader! "
" I highly recommend Emily as a reader. She radiated warmth and gave me so much to play off of in our session. She's one of those readers that makes your own acting look better ;). 10/10 "
" amazing reader!!!! so patient and helpful! You will not regret booking her! "
" Awesome, really lovely and attentive :) "
" Thanks so much for your help and lowering through the technical difficuties! "
" Really lovely! thank you so much for your help x "
" Great reader! Thanks for your help and for working the accent with me :) "
" Great, fun reader! Good at bringing character into the scenes she's reading. "
" Wonderful working with her. Really great energy, no faffing about :) "
" Emily is wonderful! Super helpful and very kind. I loved working with her. "

Credits Include

2020 [IMDB]
Sofa Shakespeare
TV Series
2020 [IMDB]
The Show Must Go Online
TV Series
2020 [added]
Euripides' HELEN
Zoom film Helen
2020 [added]
Double Derby Desserts
Podcast Lead
2019 [added]
Medstar Health: Treat People
Commercial Supporting
2019 [added]
Baltimore County Public Library
Commercial Voiceover
2019 [added]
In the Next Room or the vibrator play
Theatre Catherine
2019 [added]
Other Desert Cities
Theatre Brooke
2019 [added]
Time to Live: Inheritance of Time #1
Audiobook Narrator
2018 [IMDB]
Legends & Lies
TV Series docu
2018 [IMDB]
Ahead of the Jones
2018 [added]
Ghost House
Short Lead
2018 [added]
America Saves
Commercial Co-Star
2018 [added]
The Tempest
Theatre Ariel
2017 [IMDB]
Silent Sentinel
2017 [IMDB]
The Birthday Special
2017 [IMDB]
The Real Mad Men of Advertising
TV Mini-Series
2017 [added]
Doubt: A Parable
Theatre Sister James
2017 [added]
Koons Automotive
Commercial Lead
2016 [IMDB]
Last Will
2016 [added]
Source Theatre Festival
Theatre Young Coral
2014 [IMDB]
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
TV Movie docum
2014 [IMDB]
Evil Twins
TV Series docu
2014 [IMDB]
Dedicated to the Profession
2013 [IMDB]
Southern Fried Homicide
TV Series docu