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Catlin Adams
Nira Barab

(1950-10-11) October 11, 1950 (age 73)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Acting coach, director, actress, writer, producer
Years active 1968–present

Catlin Adams (born Nira Barab; October 11, 1950) is an American actress, acting coach and film director.

She has coached actors such as Jane Fonda, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Amy Adams, Brad Pitt, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Douglas, Aaron Eckhart, Lily Tomlin, Taylor Schilling, Charlie Hunnam, Moran Atias, Megan Fox, and Zoe Saldana.

At 14, she became the youngest member of the Actors Studio and studied with her teacher and mentor Lee Strasberg until his death. She also worked with other master teachers, including Stella Adler, Harold Clurman, Lee Grant, Gary Austin, and Ellen Burstyn. Catlin is a founding member of the acclaimed comedy improvisational group, The Groundings.

Adams is a graduate of the American Film Institute. Her TV film, Wanted: A Perfect Guy, starring a young Ben Affleck, won two Emmys and a Directors Guild Award. Four years later, Adams directed the feature film Sticky Fingers, which she co-wrote and co-produced with Melanie Mayron. In 2013, the film was screened and awarded "The Best Comedy in the '80s that No One Ever Saw," by The Outfest.

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky described Adams' work thus: "She demystifies the process, breaks it down and teaches how to transform technique into an art."


As an actress

Year Title Role Notes
1968 The Rat Patrol Girl 1 episode
1968–1970 Adam-12 Karen/M'Liss 2 episodes
1970 Up in the Cellar Tracey Chamber
1971 Nichols Mabel Zimmerman 1 episode
1973 The Fuzz Brothers Trina
1974 McMillan & Wife Ruth Habbib 1 episode
1975 The Fortune Girl Lover
1975 Katherine Jessica
1976 The Streets of San Francisco Cathy Dineen 1 episode
1977 Panic in Echo Park Cynthia
1975–1977 Kojak Sheila/Adelle/Theresa Ryan 4 episodes
1979 The Jerk Patty Bernstein
1980 The Jazz Singer Rivka Rabinovitch
1982–1983 Square Pegs Ms. Loomis 5 episodes
1990 thirtysomething Pippa Fallow 1 episode
1995 Freaky Friday Dana 'Dinky' Barb
1997 Toothless Carrie's Mum
1998 New York Undercover Judge Carol Underwood 1 episode
2000 Providence Rebecca Rosen 1 episode
2012 Underworld: Awakening Olivia

As a director

Year Title Notes
1986 ABC Afterschool Specials Episode: "Wanted: The Perfect Guy"
1988 Sticky Fingers
1990 Stolen: One Husband
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 Episode: "Every Dream Has Its Price (Tag)"

See also

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