Gwyn Gilliss Bio
Gwyn studied theater and play writing at Carnegie Mellon University, and was an Emmy Award nominated Daytime TV actress with over a dozen contract and recurring roles- as well as appearing on Prime time TV series. Favorites include: All My Children, (ABC), The Lucy Arnaz Show (CBS) and Woman of Valor (NBC) which received an Emmy Award.
In classical Repertory theater productions across the country Gwyn played roles from Shakespeare-Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Moliere- Elmire in Tartuffe, Tennessee Williams- Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire to Noel Coward- Elvira in Blithe Spirit. On Broadway she was in Kaufman and Hart’s The Man Who Came to Dinner at the Circle in the Square and co-starred opposite Tammy Grimes and Ian Richardson in Joshua Logan’s (Mister Roberts, South Pacific) last play, Trick.
She received a post graduate grant to study economics at Harvard University and attended a graduate program (political science) at Oxford University. Gwyn was a guest professor in the MFA drama program at Yale as well as being a guest lecturer at UC Irvine (University of California) and USC (University of Southern California) also in the MFA programs. She has lectured worldwide-at the Actor's EXPO in New York City, London and Los Angeles.
Gwyn founded Laight Street Films in Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca film community, creating Bloggers, a comedy pilot (HBO style) later greenlighted as Scorn. Her film, Fairytale recently shot in Paris and the south of France with an international cast and crew was well received at the Cannes Film Festival, selected as a Finalist by the Beverly Hills Film Festival, The International Faith and Family Film Script Festival and won First place in the Hanhai Film Studio’s International Script Competition.
Current projects include: Haupt Air, a "boomedy" prime time comedy pilot (trailer: www.hotair-boomedy.com) for the over 60's, Heavenly Heist, a comedic film based on a true story about errand French nuns and Enraptured, a magical eight part episodic about the mystical but authentic Queen Scheherazade set in both 8th century Persia (Iran) and modern day New York City. It was recently optioned for Australian TV.
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