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Adria Dawn

ADRIA DAWN is a multi hyphenate who currently teaches on-camera acting at Acting Studio Chicago, Tarleton/Dawn Productions and The Performer’s School. She served on the faculty at Columbia College Chicago, taught at The Actor's Centre in London, and is a private on-camera acting coach, filmmaker and actor.

As a filmmaker, Adria is most known for her award winning films for social change, including her kids series, Kids Matter, now going into its ninth episode. Other social change films include her Black Lives Matter film, Karen, and the film Gray Area, which deals with alcohol addiction. She operates Tarleton/Dawn Productions with her husband and partner, David Tarleton. 

Adria has taught workshops or spoken at SAG-AFTRA Chicago, Franklin Arts Center, University of Michigan, DePaul University, Loyola University, Columbia College Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, New Trier High School, Chicago High School for the Arts, Chicago Screenwriters Network, Camp Hollywood in Portland, Oregon, Southside School, Champaign, IL, Chicago Acting in Film, The Chicago Artists Coalition, Deerfield High School, Gray Talent Group, and The Illinois High School Theatre Festival.

As an actor, Adria has appeared on numerous television shows for FOX, CBS, NBC, NIckeloedeon, the WB, etc. as well as appeared in many films. Her decades long career includes a roster of acting credits that steadily expands, always adding memorable roles to her resume. You may have seen her on Chicago Med, NCIS, My Name is Earl, Nip/Tuck or Popular to name a few. 

Please visit AdriaDawn.com to get to know her more. 



Adria Dawn was the ideal balance of honest and warm. She had full confidence in each of her students, and I still keep the techniques she taught in mind every time I submit a self-tape.

— Simran Bal