Corey Parker...was born in Manhattan and raised as a part of the New York theater community. He is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and the Ensemble Studio Theater in New York and Los Angeles. He calls the Ensemble Studio Theater on 52nd Street his creative home, and has appeared at the Public, the St. James, the American Place, and Westside Theater to name a few. Corey has also worked with the Steppenwolf Theater Company. A graduate of the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan, he attended New York University. Corey has appeared in lead roles on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, UPN, PBS and the BBC. He has starred or costarred in films at Paramount, Miramax, Universal, MGM/ UA, Lorimar, 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers Studios.
His acting training was received from Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghof, Susan Batson, Sandra Seacat, Ivana Chubbuck, Mira Rostova, Anthony Abeson and Lesly Kahn.
As a teacher, Corey has worked with Aaron Tveit, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Rachel Roberts, Scoot McNairy, Thom Bishops, Max Burkholder, MC Lyte, Gabriel Mann, Ya Ya DaCosta, Naomi Campbell, Tyrese, Annaleigh Ashford, Jason Tam, Jay Armstrong.
He has coached speakers at TEDtalks, and has taught his Master Class at Operafest in Martha's Vineyard.
Corey's actors have been accepted into the Theater Departments at: New York University--Tisch, University of Southern California, University of California--Los Angeles, and AMDA--the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. His students have also been accepted into the Actors Studio and the High School of Performing Arts in New York City.
Corey Parker teaches in Memphis, New York and Los Angeles (and around the world via Skype.)
Corey has taught at:
7) Michael Howard Studio, NY
Corey's class is for the actor who wants to commit to their craft and to their career. The committed actor receives a professional level Master class in which to do scene work, to work on monologues, practice auditions, do exercises from the Actors Studio--where Corey is a lifetime member, and watch scenes from films that demonstrate the work we discuss. Everyone works differently. Corey's technique is a use of his training and experience, personalized to help empower each actor. In class you will not just hear about techniques that work, you will experience them. Corey will help you find why techniques are there and which of them can truly serve you. Corey's blog is also highy specialized and totally accessible, it includes Corey's interviews with professionals in the industry. Corey keeps the focus on the work itself, and keeps it constructive. Corey's Master class, there is nothing else like it.
As an actor, Corey has worked with:
Sophia Loren, Susan Sarandon, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Patrick Dempsey, Anne Bancroft, Kate Nelligan, Christopher Walken, Mathew Broderick, Marsha Mason, Sandy Dennis, Lisa Bonet, John Schlesinger, John Slattery, Melora Hardin, John Malkovich, Treat Williams, Peter Boyle, Tom Skerritt, Harold Gould, Stephen Hill, Jason Alexander, Tea Leone, Lisa Kudrow, Greg Grunberg, Billy Dee Williams, Jesse L. Martin, Renee Taylor, Stephen Hill, John Dye, Cecilia Peck, Sherilyn Fenn, Brian Cox, Robert Urich, Rene Aberjonois, Ken McMillan, Jay Thomas, Jeremy Piven, James Spader, Michelle Lee, Hume Cronyn, Debra Messing, Frances Sternhagen, Linda Hamilton, Gary Cole, Hal Holden, Grace Zabriskie, Bill Cobbs, Bruce McVittie, Tim Curry, Wilford Brimley, Eric LaSalle, Anthony Edwards, Elizabeth Perkins, Thomas Hayden Church, Leo Burmester, Cindy Williams, Hector Elizondo, Bruce Dern, E.G. Marshall and many others.
With client Sean "Diddy" Combs