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Julie Lawrence-Edsell

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Performing Arts

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Julie is an actress, director, Host of the new podcast FainTalk, audiobook narrator and an Assistant Professor at Pace University. She received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama and her BA from the UCLA Dept. of Theatre, Film and Television. Directing credits include The Importance of Being Earnest at Pace University, The Seagull, As You Like It, Pretty Theft, and The Vagina Monologues at Montclair State University and The Bear for a 2012 MFEE benefit. Julie has appeared Off and Off-Off Broadway with En Garde Arts, La Mama E.T.C., HB Playwrights Studio, the Vineyard Theatre, the Ontological Theater-St. Marks Church, Soho Repertory Theatre, HERE and Circle Repertory Lab. Regionally she has worked at the Yale Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theater Co., Old Globe Theatre, City Theater Co., Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Hollywood Bowl, Royce Hall UCLA, and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Inst. Film and Television credits include Fare Well Miss Fortune, Bruises, Law & Order–SVU, Law & Order–CI, All My Children, Kidnapped, Six Degrees, Third Watch, Bull (pilot). Julie can be seen in the Radius-TWC Feature, Concussion (official selection - Sundance 2013, Teddy Award at the Berlinale, 2014 GLAD Media Award)


Yale School of Drama. M.F.A., June 1993 , Yale University , New Haven, CT , 1993
Acting - MFA

BA , U.C.L.A. - Dept of Theatre, Film and TV , Los Angeles, California , 1990
BA in Theatre, Film and TV

Awards and Honors

    May 2014 - 2014 GLAAD Media Award- best first feature
  • Frameline - SF International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, June 2013 - Best first feature - Special Mention
  • Berlin International Film Festival, February 2013 - Teddy Jury Award


Madam Secretary
[co-star - episodic television] CBS Television,

Chosen - short film
[short film]

The Last - feature film w/ Reed Birney and Rebecca Schull
[Featured/Principal Actress] Directed by Jeff Lipsky,, NY

Lily - short film
[Featured actress] Mist and Moon Productions,, NY/NJ

[Featured Actress ] Mastercard- Cohn Creative,, NY, NY

Pepsi - SuperBowl 51 commercial
[Principal actress ] Pepsi,, NY, NY

P&G Industrial
[Featured Actress and spokesperson] P&G - Cohn Creative,, NY, NY

"Road Kill" - short
[Featured actress] D'arc Productions,

"Happy Yummy Chicken"
[Associate producer - featured actress] New York, New Jersey

Honey Flood
[short film - principal cast member] Hayden 5 Media,, Glen Cove, New York

[featured actress] Igor Yankilevich, Director - ,, California Institute of the Arts, filmed in Brooklyn, NY

Fain Talk
[Host of podcast] Shrink Wrap Media,, Shrink Wrap Media and Sirius XM studios, New York City

[short film - principal cast member] Hypokrite Films,, New York, New Jersey

[actress - feature film] Radius TWC,, New York, New Jersey

Love, Sex and Death in the Amazon
[Theatre - Perform] Collider Theatre - Inaugural production,, The Paradise Factory, New York City

As You Like It
[Theatre - Direct play] Pace School of Performing Arts,, Dyson - Schimmel, New York City

The Importance of Being Earnest
[Theatre - Direct play] Pace School of Performing Arts,, Dyson - PPA, Schaeberle Theatre, NYC


  • Shrink Wrap Media on Sound Cloud [Other], August 2014
    Host of the podcast, FainTalk. A podcast for performers about transitioning into and navigating "the business". Recorded at Sirius XM studios, NYC.


  • Actors Equity Association 1993
    Union of working actors for the stage
  • Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists 1993
    Union of working actors.


  • NYFC Students Affairs [Committee Member]
    Desc: Newly elected member of the NYFC Student Affairs Committee
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: addressing the needs of student academics, safety and well being
  • "Eurydice" at the Schaeberle Theatre [Director/teacher]
    Desc: Director and Researcher for Sarah Ruble's play, EURYDICE at Pace University, the Schaeberle Theatre.
  • [Workshop presenter]
    Desc: Taught a week long Shakespeare Intensive for the Pace Summer Scholars program of 2016.
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