Alumni News

The Stella Adler Studio invites all alumni to keep in touch after graduation. Please contact the studio to let us know what is going on in your life, whether it is related to acting or not by filling out the Alumni News Submission. And please know that you are always welcome at the studio, whether at student shows, special events or just to stop in to say hello.

Casey Wilson (’02) in Apple TV’s Dark Comedy ‘The Shrink Next Door’

November 5, 2021

Casey Wilson (Class of 2002) joins Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Kathryn Hahn in Apple TV’s new dark comedy series ‘The Shrink Next Door’ premiering on November 12, 2021. Inspired by true events documented in the Wondery and Bloomberg Media podcast of the same name, ‘The Shrink Next Door’ is described as an eight-episode dark comedy following the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf (Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz (Ferrell). Wilson will star as Bonnie, the wife of Dr. Herschkopf.

Sebastian Silveti (’18) as Romeo in ‘Narcos: Mexico’ on Netflix

November 5, 2021

Be sure to catch alum Sebastian Silveti (Class of 2018) as Romeo in the final season of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ on Netflix!

Utkarsh Ambudkar (’04) Stars in New CBS Comedy ‘Ghosts’

October 7, 2021

After starring as Mouser in the summer blockbuster film Free Guy, alum Utkarsh Ambudkar (Class of 2004) now heads up the the new CBS comedy ‘Ghosts’ as Jay premiering nationally on October 7th, 2021.

Alum Produced Film ‘American Insurrection’ Picked Up for Theatrical Release and On-Demand Nationwide

October 5, 2021

After winning the Audience Award at the Lower East Side Film Festival this past summer, the alum produced film ‘American Insurrection’ was picked up for distribution by Saban Films to be released in theaters on October 8th and available nationally with on-demand streaming services. The film is written and directed by alum Will Sullivan (Class of 2010) and stars fellow classmates Sarah Wharton and Jarret Kerr.

Alum Lauren Patten Wins Tony Award!

September 26, 2021

A big congratulations to alum Lauren Patten on winning the 2020 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her turn as Jo in Jagged Little Pill!

Sonia Sanchez’s Poem Featured in ‘Lovecraft Country’

October 12, 2020

Board Member Sonia Sanchez’s gripping poem “Catch the Fire” was featured in this past week’s episode of the HBO series Lovecraft Country. Sanchez’s poem was also set to music beautifully composed as a requiem by the show’s soundtrack composer Laura Karpman.

Jane Levy (’10) Stars in ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ on NBC

January 6, 2020

Jane Levy (Class of 2010) stars in the new NBC musical comedy series ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ premiering Tuesday, January 6th, 2020! More information on the show can be found at

Gianluigi Calvani (’17) makes television debut in ‘The New Pope’ on HBO

January 2, 2020

Gianluigi Calvani (Class of 2017) will be making his television debut in HBO’s hit series ‘The New Pope’ premiering January 10th, 2020.

Elena Rusconi (’14) in Michael Bay’s ‘6 Underground’ on Netflix

December 13, 2019

Elena Rusconi (Class of 2014) plays Arianna in Michael Bay’s new film 6 Underground on Netflix starting today!

Lauren Patten stars in ‘Jagged Little Pill’ on Broadway!

December 5, 2019

Alum Lauren Patten stars on Broadway in Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill playing the character of Jo which has gotten rave reviews across the board for her rendition of “You Oughta Know” in the second act. The production opened at the Broadhurst on December 5th, 2019.