Susan Handelman... Empowerment for Acting
Addy Stafford

Addy Stafford

"I could never have booked the television
roles without her help"

Addy Stafford is a Hinsdale Central High school senior who has been appearing in musical productions since she was 3 years old, and working on stage and film for 5 years! Most recently, Addy was cast in 2 Network TV episodes: “Chicago Fire”, as Julie/Episodic, and “Crisis”, as Young Susie Dunn. She has also appeared as a principal in commercials and videos such as "Three Cups of Tea Event" (Greg Mortenson) and an online commercial for "Regal Springs Tilapia". Addy's theatrical talent has landed her such roles as “Suzanne” in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, “Sandy” in Grease at Hinsdale Central High School, and “Elle” in Legally Blonde at the Stage Door Fine Arts Theater. Addy has representation with two of the top Chicago Talent Agencies.

“Whenever I have an audition for a role in a TV series, I go to acting coach Susan Handelman for help. She will work with me in person or via Skype and helps me better understand the character I’m auditioning for and that character’s significance in the show, movie or episode. I could never have booked the television roles without her help.” ~Addy