Lydia Castro: Taping Coach

Lydia was a military brat, born and raised in California. After graduating from UCLA she got herself her first acting agent and has been on this crazy career path ever since.

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Her first love is acting, though she also loves creating content- whether its for film, tv, internet, or stage. She produced a Sketch Comedy Show at the Lee Strasberg Theatre in Los Angeles with work by Charles Horn (Emmy nominated writer for Robot Chicken), that was later accepted into the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. From this show, the comedy troupe Friends With Benefits was born and went on to be a finalist in the Los Angeles International Sketch Competition. This show also earned Lydia “Top 5 Actresses- Featured” by Review Plays.

She then wrote and produced a short film called Truth Be Told, which had a cameo by Rob Minkoff (Director of the Lion King) and soundtrack by Greg Camp (Smashmouth). TBT made it’s world premiere at the Reel Rasquache Latino Film Festival and was screened during NALIP’s (National Association of Latino Independent Producers) annual conference. The Screen Actors Guild held a panel on Diversity during the NY Latino Film Festival, in which they first screened TBT and asked Lydia to speak on a panel afterwards, with other Latino filmmakers.

A long time volunteer for the charity Food on Foot, she shot a short, titled Dignity, highlighting the non profit’s work. She has also written and produced a web series called Livin’ the Dream, LA. She co-founded a charity called KnockOuts for Girls that uses boxing to empower women with confidence by encouraging health, fitness and positive body image. KnockOuts was featured in the LA Times and is still active today.

She has been in Atlanta for the past several years and was most recently seen in Kevin Probably Saves the World, Good Girls and Being Mary Jane.

She is big on artists supporting one another and is thrilled to have found a “home” to do that!