Linda Bisesti is a SAG, AFTRA, AEA working actor who graduated with an MFA degree in Acting from Boston University School for the Arts. She has just completed filming the Feature For The Love of Money. Other feature film roles include Love is a Drug (Cannes, Slamdance Film Festival), Hurt, The Big Empty, The Poughkeepsie Tapes (Tribeca Film Festival) , Sacramento ( AFI Film Festival-Best Shorts) , Guy in the Row Five, and Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman. Supporting roles include Indie films Killing Time ( Sundance Film Festival), Ebony-Kat, The Big Empty, (Palm Springs International Film Festival) and The Socratic Method . Television credits include guest starring in Movie of the Week, Hunter as well as Monk, Criminal Minds, Brother and Sisters, The West Wing, Boston Public, The Practice , and The Young and Restless. Commercial clients include Diet-Pepsi, California Department of Health , The United Way, and corporate videos for IBM , Blue Cross , and UPS.
Regional theatre credits include roles in the critically acclaimed Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, most recently as Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest , Roderigo in Othello at The Boston Court Theatre, as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, as well as Measure for Measure directed by Tina Packer, The Winter’s Tale , Much Ado about Nothing and Midsummer Night’s Dream . The Laguna Playhouse’s production of Inspecting Carol as Zorah Block, for which Linda won a Backstage West Award for Best Comic Performance, and Clairee in Steel Magnolias at the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts. Other credits New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, The Crucible as Elizabeth Proctor and Boston’s Charles Playhouse in lead roles in the hit comedy Shear Madness.
Linda is a Professor in the Cal Poly Pomona Theatre Arts Department and Head of Acting as well as the Artistic Director of the Southern California Shakespeare Festival an Actors’ Equity Company in residence at Cal Poly Pomona. She has also been a guest lecturer at the Actors’ Centre in London and a Guest Artist at Wellesley College Summer Theatre. A Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, Linda is a private acting and voice/dialect coach in the industry for TV/Film and Theatre. Linda has coached actors for Broadway roles plus feature films including Invictius among others . She currently coaches Brittany Daniel of the Game and other previous clients have included Carrie Fisher and John Stamos.