With IMTA (InternationalModels and Talent Association) auditions right around the corner, we are excited to update you on our wonderful IMTA coach, Jean Zarzour!
Jean is a TV, Film, Theater, Radio, Dance, Improv and Corporate Communications performer. She has worked in the industry for over 30 years in the U.S., England, Wales and Italy. Also, she is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Stella Adler Conservatory.
Jean has appeared in feature films and television shows opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Hank Azaria, Seth Rogen, Joe Pesci, Stanley Tucci, Mercedes Ruehl, James Coburn and Clint Howar. Her TV Credits include Devious Maids, Detroit 187, Candid Camera, America's Funniest People, Outsiders and a large number of television commercials.
You can see Jean play a recurring character, Marybeth, in the new TV series OUTSIDERS, which premiered January 26, 2016 on WGN America. You can also see her appear opposite Lynn Cohen (Sex In The City, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) in the feature film The Pickle Recipe, which will be released in theaters this summer.
In the theater, Jean has appeared in 5 Off-Broadway productions and works locally at The Cleveland Play House, GLTF, Cleveland Public Theater, Playhouse Square, Actors’ Summit, Dobama, CPT, Ensemble and Berea Summer Theatre. She also toured in Menopause: The Musical for 2 years.
Jean loves using her talent and the arts to make an impact on the lives of others. She is the proud owner of Lipschtick, a company that customizes comedy and improv shows as well as offers Laugh & Learn Workshops for hundreds of corporations and associations, nationwide.
She is the founder of The GOT PAY? Organization, an artist’s advocacy and education resource, and also the Find Your Voice-Voice Over Institute. The Institute provides Voice Acting classes for TV, Film, Radio, Live Presentations and Voice Over Demo production.
Jean has been recognized by Scene Magazine, Free Times, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, Crain's Cleveland, Sun Newspapers, Cleveland City Music and twice by theater critic, Roy Berko, for her achievements as an actor and owner of Lipschtick. She is a published author as well as a proud and grateful member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association.
In addition to her many accolades, Jean is also a writer, producer, director, choreographer, acting coach, improv instructor and print model.