Linda Berglund

Last updated

June 20, 2016
 

Biography

Linda Berglund was born in Cumberland, Wisconsin to Lois (Schwartz), a home-maker, who raised a family of seven, and who in addition to being an avid vegetable and flower gardener is an extremely talented artist and cook and to Carl Berglund, (now deceased) who worked for the city of Cumberland and was a constant seeker of knowledge, and encouraged free thinking and a strong curiosity about life. She has five older brothers and one sister.

Linda developed a passion for acting and the creative process at a very young age, when performing in school skits, creating in art classes and growing up in a very creative house-hold.  Her formal study began while attending the University of Wisconsin River Falls, where she began to develop her skills as part of the Speech, Communication and Theatre Arts program.  After a few years at UW-RF, she transferred to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a broad area major covering Theatre, Art and Film studies.

After graduating from UW-Milwaukee, Linda moved to St. Paul, Minnesota and began studying with Cynthia Uhrich.  While in MN, Linda performed in nimbus theatre's 2005 production of Minnehaha Ave. as Ellen.  She then moved to Los Angeles, California and continued her training with Allen Feinstein, Paul Tuerpe and Jeff Cohen. In California, Linda worked with directors from Chapman University and the New York Film Academy in numerous shorts including Significant Other (2008), SNAFU (2009) and Love, Older....Jack & Martha (2011).  

After several years in California, Linda moved briefly to Shreveport, Louisiana and currently resides in St. Paul, MN.  Her most recent works include Nathan Hoffman's short Telephone (2014) and Braydn Walker's short Unheard (2015).

 

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SHORT FILMS 

Telephone: Lucy/Lead Independent (dir. Nathan Hoffman) Minneapolis, MN

Unaccepted: Nikki/Lead Independent (dir. Jabari Thomas) Shreveport, LA

Passing Time: Sarah/Lead Independent (dir. Braun Keith) Los Angeles, CA

Dead Man Walking: Diane/Lead NY Film Academy (dir. Dylan Greiss) Los Angeles, CA

Significant Other: MIA/Lead Chapman University (dir. Zac Petrillo) Orange, CA

Unheard: Mary/Principal MCTC (dir. Braydn Walker) Minneapolis MN

Love…Older: Nurse/Principal Zaha Productions (dir. Zaid Abu Hamdan) Los Angeles, CA

Boys in the Hood: Emily/Principal Bandit Films (dir. Anthony Falleroni) Los Angeles, CA

Between the Shadows: Joanna/Principal Chapman University (dir. Zac Petrillo) Orange, CA

As Far as Diamonds: Boy’s Mom/Principal NY Film Academy (dir. Bruno Miotto) Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Dreaming: Casting Agent/Principal NY Film Academy (dir. Miguel Plopschi) Los Angeles, CA

Will You Be There: Veterinarian/Principal NY Film Academy (dir. Jill Lei) Los Angeles, CA

SNAFU: Valerie/Principal Chapman University (dir. Andrew Merrill) Orange, CA

Pearl: Zelda/Supporting Chapman University (dir. Zac Petrillo) Orange, CA

THEATRE

The Vagina Monologues: My Short Skirt, Reclaiming Cunt, Barron County Domestic Abuse Project (dir. Nichole Kathol), Rice Lake, WI

Two Rooms: Lanie, JCG Collaborations (dir. Jerelyn Gilstrap), Shreveport, LA

7 Deadly Sins: Barb Van Eddy, various, Next Stage Theatre (dir. Chris Berube), Hollywood, CA

Minnehaha Avenue: Ellen, nimbus theatre (dir. Liz Neerland), Minneapolis, MN

Chasing Glory: Mika, Theatre Limina-Summer Shorts (dir. Cynthia Uhrich), Minneapolis, MN

Solid Gold Cadillac: Delilah Brookfield, Lex-Ham Community Theatre (dir. Lori Ness), St. Paul, MN

Antigone: Ismene, UW-River Falls (dir. Joshua Will), River Falls, WI

Hopscotch: Elsa, UW-River Falls (dir. Christina Turi), River Falls, WI

Random Axe: Various, Improvisation Group, River Falls, WI

Sane’s Insanity: Laura, Java Theatre (dir. Linda Berglund), River Falls, WI

TRAINING

Bachelor of Fine Arts –Theater, Film and Art University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Advanced Acting/Scene Study, Audition Technique: Cynthia Uhrich, In the Moment Workshop, St. Paul, MN

Improv 101 and 201, Improv for Actors: John Haynes, The Creative Institute, St. Paul, MN

Commercial Acting Technique, Advanced Film Scene Study : Bill Cooper, Minneapolis, MN

Advanced Film Scene Study: Darcel White-Moreno, Darcel MorenoTalent, Shreveport, LA

Advanced Scene Study, On-camera and Audition Technique: Alan Feinstein & Paul Tuérpé, The Alan Feinstein Acting Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Vocal technique, Scene Study: Jeffrey Cohen, The Compelling Voice, Los Angeles, CA

Voice Over Technique: Larry Russo, Voice Acting Workshop, Minneapolis, MN

SKILLS

Improvisation, alto, voice over training, basic southern and British accents, can mimic cat/kitten/other basic animals, can learn basic choreography/movement, proficient in drawing and painting, familiarity with fire-arms. familiar with office equipment, proficient in cooking and baking, general knowledge of carpentry, proficient in cycling, proficient in fishing, able to drive standard transmission

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