Alumni News

The Stella Adler Studio invites all alumni to keep in touch after graduation. Please contact the studio to let us know what is going on in your life, whether it is related to acting or not by filling out the Alumni News Submission. And please know that you are always welcome at the studio, whether at student shows, special events or just to stop in to say hello.

Alex Purcell (’14) in Broadway’s ‘Kite Runner’

July 21, 2022

Alum Alex Purcell (Class of 2014) will be making his Broadway debut this summer in the new stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner opening July 21 at the Hayes Theater. Alex will be understudying the roles of Amir and Rahim Khan while also serving as fight captain for the production.

Ade Otukoya (’11) in Hulu’s ‘Only Murders in the Building’

June 22, 2022

Ade Otukoya (Class of 2011) joins the hit Hulu Series ‘Only Murders in the Building’ for Season 2 as the Brazzos Director. The series stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez as three strangers who share an obsession with true crime that suddenly find themselves caught up in one.

Coral Peña (’15) in Apple TV’s ‘For All Mankind’

June 10, 2022

Coral Peña (Class of 2015) returns for Season 3 in Apple TV’s hit series For All Mankind. Coral plays NASA Flight Director Aleida Rosales in a riveting performance!

Annie Chang (’10) in HBO’s ‘Peacemaker’

January 10, 2022

Annie Chang (Class of 2010) joins the new HBO Max super hero series Peacemaker as Detective Sophie Song. Peacemaker explores the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises in the aftermath of executive producer James Gunn’s 2021 film The Suicide Squad – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it!

Casey Wilson (’02) in Apple TV’s Dark Comedy ‘The Shrink Next Door’

November 5, 2021

Casey Wilson (Class of 2002) joins Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Kathryn Hahn in Apple TV’s new dark comedy series ‘The Shrink Next Door’ premiering on November 12, 2021. Inspired by true events documented in the Wondery and Bloomberg Media podcast of the same name, ‘The Shrink Next Door’ is described as an eight-episode dark comedy following the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf (Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz (Ferrell). Wilson will star as Bonnie, the wife of Dr. Herschkopf.

Sebastian Silveti (’18) as Romeo in ‘Narcos: Mexico’ on Netflix

November 5, 2021

Be sure to catch alum Sebastian Silveti (Class of 2018) as Romeo in the final season of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ on Netflix!

Utkarsh Ambudkar (’04) Stars in New CBS Comedy ‘Ghosts’

October 7, 2021

After starring as Mouser in the summer blockbuster film Free Guy, alum Utkarsh Ambudkar (Class of 2004) now heads up the the new CBS comedy ‘Ghosts’ as Jay premiering nationally on October 7th, 2021.

Alum Produced Film ‘American Insurrection’ Picked Up for Theatrical Release and On-Demand Nationwide

October 5, 2021

After winning the Audience Award at the Lower East Side Film Festival this past summer, the alum produced film ‘American Insurrection’ was picked up for distribution by Saban Films to be released in theaters on October 8th and available nationally with on-demand streaming services. The film is written and directed by alum Will Sullivan (Class of 2010) and stars fellow classmates Sarah Wharton and Jarret Kerr.

Alum Lauren Patten Wins Tony Award!

September 26, 2021

A big congratulations to alum Lauren Patten on winning the 2020 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her turn as Jo in Jagged Little Pill!

Sonia Sanchez’s Poem Featured in ‘Lovecraft Country’

October 12, 2020

Board Member Sonia Sanchez’s gripping poem “Catch the Fire” was featured in this past week’s episode of the HBO series Lovecraft Country. Sanchez’s poem was also set to music beautifully composed as a requiem by the show’s soundtrack composer Laura Karpman.