My guest today is
Denise Ashlynd brings over 30 years of professional experience to her work in theatre, film, television, commercials, and voice-over. A native of Florida, she made her television debut on "Romper Room" at the age of 5. By age 13, she performed on stage in her first Equity production of "Fiddler on the Roof." Denise graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a B.F.A. degree in Music Theatre. While at FSU, she worked and studied with Joseph Papp, Roger Rees, Raul Julia, Nigel Rideout, and Neal Kenyon. She also had the privilege of working with Academy Award winning director, Jonathan Demme, on his film "Something Wild," which was shooting in Tallahassee at the time.
Just after graduation, Denise earned her Equity card and moved to NYC, where she continued her training at Circle in the Square. On stage, she has performed Off-Broadway, in U.S. tours, regionally, and throughout 13 countries in Europe in productions of "Man of La Mancha" (starring John Raitt), "Hair," >"Jesus Christ Superstar" and Alan Johnson's "West Side Story" to name just a few. She has acted in and voiced numerous television and radio commercials, including "Massachusetts Lottery" and "PBS-Give Me A Break."
Denise has appeared on film and T.V. in projects starring Christopher Walken, "When I Live My Life Over Again," Alysia Reiner "No Letting Go," Meryl Streep "Music of the Heart," Ted Danson "3 Men and a Little Lady," and Andy Samberg/The Lonely Island "The Comedy Awards 2011."
She had the honor of studying with Grammy and Audie award winning director/producer of audiobooks, Paul Ruben, and can be heard narrating Melissa Gilbert's children's book "Daisy and Josephine" as well as other titles from Simon & Schuster and HighBridge Audio.
Denise has a passion and a gift for working with children, and brings that passion to her work in commercials, television, film and audiobooks. She has a home voice-over studio and shares her workspace and home with her husband and son.
Denise Ashlynd can be contacted through her web site
Or by e-mail at
And she would love to connect with you on
(FB, Twitter @Denise Ashlynd),
Her “Mantra Monday” posts every Monday morning on social media.
And Speaking of “Magnetism” (as she defines “charisma” at the top of this podcast), she will give free Denise Ashlynd Magnetic Bookmarks to the first 10 people who contact her through her website and mention they heard her on this podcast.