Wendy Faraone is a dynamic director and influential On-and-Off-Set Acting Coach. A former child actor, Wendy later discovered her passion for directing, teaching, and coaching. She earned a theater degree in directing and channeled those skills toward musicals and straight theatre. Wendy returned to her childhood roots when she joined the Disney Channel and Disney XD as an On-Set Dialogue Coach, where she worked with actors for A.N.T. Farm, Wizards of Waverly Place, Sonny With A Chance, I’m in the Band, Hannah Montana, as well as various Nickelodeon and Disney Channel pilots. She currently is the On-Set Coach for Disney Channel’s popular family sitcom, Liv and Maddie and I Didn’t Do It, and in November, 2015 she made her directorial debut on Season 3 of Liv and Maddie.
In addition to her On-Set work, Wendy teaches ongoing multi-camera workshops in Orange County, CA, Florida, New York City, Dallas, Houston, Branson, Seattle, Wichita, Nashville and with Talent House Academy in Los Angeles. Her classes sell out instantly because students receive in an inviting and energetic environment the tools necessary to be successful, working actors in the entertainment industry. Wendy loves to spread her expertise and was given the opportunity to lead sitcom bootcamps for all actors on Canada’s newest hit shows, Some Assembly Required and The Stanley Dynamic. Wendy is the go-to acting coach called upon by many casting directors, agents, and managers in the multi-camera industry. Recently, Wendy’s clients booked recurring roles on the Disney Channel series, Dog with a Blog, leads in pilots for Disney Channel, Nickelodeon movies, Nickelodeon pilots and leads in network pilots for ABC. Wendy’s goal is to equip actors with the skills, confidence, and dedication required to show up on set and be ready to work. Her enthusiasm for and focused energy on craft prepare her students for promising and enduring careers.