Julie Lawrence-Edsell

Julie Lawrence-Edsell

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Performing Arts


Faculty Bio

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)

Awards and Honors

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

Research and Creative Works

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

Madam Secretary
[co-star - episodic television] CBS TelevisionChosen - short film
[short film] The Last - feature film w/ Reed Birney and Rebecca Schull
[Featured/Principal Actress] Directed by Jeff Lipsky, NYLily - short film
[Featured actress] Mist and Moon Productions, NY/NJMastercard
[Featured Actress] Mastercard- Cohn Creative, NY, NYPepsi - SuperBowl 51 commercial
[Principal actress] Pepsi, NY, NYP&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 JerseyHoney Flood
[short film - principal cast member] Hayden 5 Media, Glen Cove, New YorkEmunah
[featured actress] Igor Yankilevich, Director -, California Institute of the Arts, filmed in Brooklyn, NYFain Talk
[Host of podcast] Shrink Wrap Media, Shrink Wrap Media and Sirius XM studios, New York CityWreck
[short film - principal cast member] Hypokrite Films, New York, New JerseyCONCUSSION
[actress - feature film] Radius TWC, New York, New JerseyLove, Sex and Death in the Amazon
[Theatre - Perform] Collider Theatre - Inaugural production, The Paradise Factory, New York CityAs You Like It
[Theatre - Direct play] Pace School of Performing Arts, Dyson - Schimmel, New York CityThe Importance of Being Earnest
[Theatre - Direct play] Pace School of Performing Arts, Dyson - PPA, Schaeberle Theatre, NYC

Courses Taught

Past Courses

INT 299: The Art & Sci of Persuasion
PAAT 212: Acting IV for the BFA Actor
PAAT 311: Acting V: Vrse &Hghtnd Lan. I
PAAT 312: Acting VI: Vrse & Hghtnd Lan.
PAAT 384: Appld Perfm Lab for BFA Actors
PAGE 395: Independent Study in Theater
THR 232: Script Analysis
THR 301: Advanced Scene Study I
THR 356: Advanced Scene Study II
THR 358: Acting for TV and Film II
THR 361: Advanced Scene Study III
THR 362: Advanced Scene Study IV
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Actors Equity Association
  • Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

University Service

  • NYFC Students Affairs [Committee Member]