Rosalyn Coleman Williams
My mission is to empower actors as I create stories that matter as much as they entertain. My passion is to add to the definition of who we are as a people through my acting, directing, and writing.
Rosalyn Coleman Williams best known as an actor, is the director of the award winning short films Allergic To Nuts and Drawing Angel. Both films have been seen on several TV stations nationally and in film festivals in the US and around the world. With over a dozen film directing credits, Rosalyn is preparing to direct the feature film Hanging By A Thread, written and produced by her husband and partner Craig T. Williams and Executive Produced by Academy Award winner Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon. Currently in the cast of the Broadway hit “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Rosalyn’s professional experience include five Broadway plays and numerous Film and TV appearances. Rosalyn has acted with Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry and Tom Cruise. Roz stars in just released season 2 of the Emmy nominated digital series Ctrl Alt Delete and she can currently be seen in the just released feature film“Miss Virginia”. A graduate of Howard University and an MFA from Yale School of Drama, Roz has a keen insight into actor-director relationship, she is celebrated as an “actors director.” She served as on-set acting coach for HBO’s 2nd season of the hit series “In Treatment.” Rosalyn was hired by the prestigious Cinereach Foundation to coach Sundance directors on their sophomore projects, most notably Terrance Nance, creator of HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness. A teacher for over 25 years, Roz has had the pleasure to teach students at NYU Tisch, SUNY Purchase, The Actors Center, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T. MFA program), Actor's Connection, Howard University and Duke Ellington School of the Arts and conducted acting workshops at conservatory programs, universities and film festivals around the country. Rosalyn created Acting In The Digital Age, a platform that helped actors produce online tools that put you them in the running to gain representation and book meaningful jobs. She also created the first of it’s kind, an online live in person, self-tape acting class called Zoom In Acting. Actors learned to use tech and their craft to create transformative self-tapes. She was voted Favorite On-Camera Teacher in a Backstage Readers Poll 2 years in a row. To every artist she works with Rosalyn brings truth, passion, commitment, and real world working experience.
New York, NY, USA