Lee Michael Cohn has an international reputation as an acting coach, writer, and director. He recently wrote and directed the independent TV pilot Crime Share for Route 17 Productions. He is also the director and co-creator of the hit theatrical show Inside Private Lives (LA Weekly Pick of the Week, recommended twice by the LA Times, rave in the NY Times), that placed in the top ten out of over 2,000 shows at The Edinburgh Theatre Festival.
Lee was profiled in Qualified Acting Coaches: NY (Smith & Kraus). He has taught at NYU/Tisch, The Atlantic Theater Company (Master Teacher), and The New World School of the Arts, Miami (Visiting Professor).
Lee was one of 25 writers selected annually out of over 700 applicants for the Warner Bros. Comedy Writers Workshop. Lee is also co-author of “A Practical Handbook For The Actor” (over 300,000 copies sold). He has written plays, films, and TV, including a TV pilot for a major Russian TV network. As a playwright, Lee is honored to have been the Playwright-in-Residence at Cal State Northridge in the Veterans Theatre Project.
As an actor, Lee’s appearances include Law & Order, the controversial 9/11 drama The Reflecting Pool, David Mamet’s martial arts film Redbelt, and many others.
Lee holds a BFA in Drama from NYU and trained at the Drama Studio, London. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing (Screenwriting) from the University of California, Riverside. Lee is also proud to be a third degree Black Belt in Ninjutsu, the Warrior Art of the Ninja.
Masters of Fine Arts, University of California, Riverside, in Creative Writing (Screenwriting)
Bachelors of Fine Arts, New York University, Drama