Katie O’Grady Field

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Katie O'Grady FieldKatie O’Grady is one of the Northwest’s most sought after local talents. Her star turn performance as Meris in the NY Times Critics’ Pick film Rid Of Me earned O’Grady a place on the Hollywood Reporter’s prestigious Oscar Watch List and a nomination alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Sara Jessica Parker for the The Women’s Film Critics Circle Best Comedic Actress award.
Katie continued to entertain audiences through seven seasons on Portlandia (IFC), and guest spots on network series like Leverage (TNT), and Grimm (NBC). She has a particular passion for independent films and her work has been seen in films earning places at the Tribecca Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film estival, LA Film Festival, and the NY Film Festival, among others. She also keeps up a steady stream of commercial, modeling and voice over work.
Katie O’Grady teaches acting classes for kids, teens, and young adults in the Portland metro area. Classes focus on: scene study, character development, auditioning techniques, improvisation, on-set etiquette, building confidence and self-esteem, on-camera technique and more! Katie’s classes provide an encouraging environment for kids & teens to find their inner artist and explore the business of acting.
Weekly classes and workshops are held throughout the school year September-June. We have a special Summer Workshop series during the months of July & August. Our Kids & Teens get a rare opportunity to tour live sets, casting offices, and production studios as well as hear special guest speakers! We also hold a bi-annual Acting Showcase whereKatie O'Grady Field students get to perform for agents, casting directors, producers, and filmmakers.
Many of Katie’s students have booked local and national print ads, commercials, and roles on top TV shows such as Grimm, Portlandia, and Leverage. Twice a year Katie also pairs kids up with industry professionals for a Make-A-Movie workshop. This is a great place to help your kiddo get REAL film/television training and experience.

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