Accomplished actress Wendy Braun, a Television Academy member, has enjoyed a successful acting career in Hollywood, with over 70 television + film credits.
Braun has recently been cast alongside several comedy superstars, and can be seen in the upcoming feature film, The Clapper (witt Tracy Morgan + Ed Helms), the IFC hit Documentary Now (with Fred Armisen + BIll Hader) and in the FX’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (with Danny DeVito).
Her extensive resume also includes guest-starring performances on hit series such as The Mentalist, Bones, Criminal Minds, Henry Danger, Navy NCIS, Castle, Harry’s Law, Faking It, Men Of A Certain Age, Bent, and All of Us.
Braun has also enjoyed recurring roles on several long-running series including iCarly and General Hospital, where her stand-out performance as the officious hospital administrator, Ms. Iris Sneed, garnered her a contract role on the spin-off series, General Hospital: Night Shift.
She has been directed by Hollywood’s best, from Ivan Reitman to Will Smith and has appeared alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names in films such as A Perfect Getaway with Timothy Olyphant, Big Momma’s House 2 alongside Martin Lawrence + Chloe Grace Moretz, as well as opposite Zach Levi in the indie hit, Shades of Ray.
From the idyllic suburb of Northbrook, Illinois, Braun began acting at age 12 as The Scarecrow in The Wiz. Her mother was the famed Miss Beverly, host of the children’s classic television show Romper Room and her father was a Navy pilot. They both encouraged Wendy’s love of performing.
Shortly after graduating from Indiana University and moving to Los Angeles, Wendy became a recognizable face, after being offered a 26-spot national commercial campaign for Mervyn’s, which showcased her unique comedic timing, improv talent and personal charisma.
She has since returned to the Chicago stage to star in The Vagina Monologues at The Apollo Theatre, as well as perform stand-up comedy at Zanie’s in Chicago. Braun has also performed stand-up at Los Angeles’ prestigious The Improv + The Comedy Store.
As a highly sought-after voice-over talent with over 1000 voice-over credits, Braun recently plays the sexy, snarky undercover agent, Gianna Parasini in the hugely popular video game series, Mass Effect.
Up next, she guest stars alongside SNL alum Bobby Moynihan on the Cartoon Network’s animated hit comedy series, We Bare Bears.
Wendy currently resides in Los Angeles and enjoys balancing career, family and marriage with her husband, actor, Josh Coxx, and their two young + exuberantly active sons.
TELEVISION ACADEMY MEMBER
“It is such an honor to vote on The Emmy’s
and acknowledge the amazing work
of so many of my talented peers.”
– Wendy Braun
What Directors Are Saying
Combining her decades of invaluable on-set experience with her passion for inspiring others, Wendy Braun founded ActorInspiration.com, a top resource dedicated to providing practical + empowering tools to help actors make quantum leaps in their careers, while radically improving their lives.
Through Wendy’s transformational Success Breakthrough Workshop, uplifting monthly mindset Spotlight club +unique guided meditation/visualization albums + audios she’s helped countless actors worldwide to overcome obstacles + create lasting success, some of whom are now Emmy nominees, Broadway performers + Series Regulars on hit TV shows.
As an inspirational leader, Braun is referred to as, “a positive and uplifting force in the industry,” while casting directors have declared her teachings “an invaluable guide for the working actor’ daily life.”
Currently, Braun is featured monthly as an inspirational guest expert for top online publications, including Backstage, Ms. In The Biz and Now Casting’s Actor’s Ink Magazine. She’s also been a featured industry expert in The Thriving Artists’ Circle, and The Actor’s Green Room.
Braun has been invited as a guest speaker on cultivating a success mindset and overcoming fears and performance anxiety for top acting programs in the country, including Chicago’s Columbia College, AMAW (Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop) and Orange County School of the Arts.
Braun gives away a free guided visualization audio mp3, “Success In The Audition Room,”Â to help listeners turn fear + doubt into confidence + ease in less than 5 minutes.
Braun donates a portion of her ActorInspiration.com proceeds to The Facing Forward Foundation, a charity which provides children who are born with severe facial deformities receive the medical care and services they need.
What Industry Experts Are Saying
“Wendy’s teachings are so positive, so inspirational, so honest.”
“I am blown away by Wendy’s teachings. She gave an amazing seminar which should be a required class for any actor – so positive, so inspirational, and so honest. She is a true gem, and her on-set experience is an invaluable study for any actor wanting to break through.”
Supervising Professor Columbia College.
“An invaluable guide for the working actor’s daily life.”
“Wendy Braun has developed a process that has allowed her to not only achieve great success in her career, but also balance joy, and peace in her personal life. With so much “mumbo jumbo” out there, it was a pleasure to discover such an authentic and invaluable guide to an intentional mindset for the working actor’ daily life.”
Program Director OCSA
“Wendy is truly gifted at guiding actors to renewed focus + positive intention.”
“She arms you with tangible tools to overcome whatever obstacle you might face. One of the most heartfelt + impactful guest experts we’ve ever heard. Wendy is truly gifted at guiding actors to renewed focus + positive intention.”
“Wendy Braun’s a breath of fresh air”
“Wendy Braun’s appearance on our show was a breath of fresh air. She not only was knowledgeable and inspiring and happy to share what she knew, but she is obviously someone who has walked the walk and now walks her talk. Though I know her message is currently directed to working and aspiring actors, and I hope they are listening to it, I think it can be useful in most, if not all careers.”
Host of Life Changes Show / Executive Producer
WENDY’S MOST POPULAR TOOLS + TEACHINGS
Ace Every Audition
Turn audition anxiety + self doubt into
confidence + ease in under 5 minutes
with this guided visualization audio.
Shift Your Mindset
Get in the right headspace each month with a
new guided meditation (and other powerful
tools) Wendy creates exclusively for
“It has been so rewarding and fulfilling to watch other actors thrive after using my tools and teachings. I get teary-eyed on a weekly basis reading emails and posts from actors all over the world.”