Tracy Ann Chapel

BIOGRAPHY

Handshake at Graduation

Graduation 14 October 2017

I was born in San Jose, California and there encouraged by my father, I dreamed of acting despite my incredible shyness. Consequently, as a grade-schooler and teen-ager I began to learn about acting. I was in school plays and in my high school “Senior Showcase” I played the mom in the classic "Bad Seed" and "this can't be true" were my final words.  I will never forget them. My busy mom was there to see me. I was a star! I studied piano, toured with and sang in the church choir, worked backstage and on costumes for high school, college, and community theaters. I worked as a model and danced after moving to the San Francisco bay area. I rode English saddle and dressage and owned a thoroughbred stallion, named Cappuccino in Woodside, California. I performed in dance troops Ballet Russe, Russia, and Almenrausch Schuplattler dancing in locations all over the United States, Europe, South and North America. I trained to become a clown at the Pickle Circus owned, School of Circus Arts in San Francisco. I performed as a clown named Giggles for Make-a-Circus in San Francisco and for Studio One in Oakland, California. There my favorite clown bit was always having a pie throw in my face by Ringling Brothers Circus clown, C. J. Gross also known as Squirmy. I also worked as a stage actor on the weekends for the Renaissance Pleasure Fair in Novato, California. I acted as a Washer Woman, Fool, Sword Fighter, Sign Girl, and Bones Dancer. I attended classes in film, television, acting, voice-over, stand-up, and other skills weekly in San Francisco and San Jose, California. There I studied at The Lucile Bliss Studio, The American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), Full Circle Productions, Billie Shephard Productions. I was also trained with Neil Leibermann, “The Comedy Coach” while living in San Francisco and joined acting unions: SAG, AFTRA and AEA. I acted in film and theatre productions, such as playing Ann Deever in "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller and Rosalind Hay in "Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig in San Francisco. I traveled to Rome, Italy to see my childhood dream location, The Sistine Chapel and afterwards I changed my name to Tracy Ann Chapel. I soon moved to Los Angeles, California to study acting with John Sarno, Scott Sedita and Tracy Lynch Britton. I have acted in film and theatre productions in Los Angeles such as performing the lead role as Bea in "Lovers and Other Strangers" by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna. I graduated with an Associate's degree in Culinary Arts and completed an internship in San Francisco working under French Pastry Chef, Dominique Delanghe. I graduated fall of 2017, summa cum laude, earning my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Production and Digital Film. Currently, I am living in Los Angeles, California with my cat, Charlie Chaplin. I am finishing my Master's in Communication and am a partner in the production company SeeLion Studios.

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel

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Charlie

Charlie Chaplin

Happy at Graduation