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Courtney Walsh

Actor

Courtney Walsh has worked with 3Girls Theatre on The Couch, Disruption, and Miracle Lake. Recently, Courtney appeared in the title role of Mother Lear with We Players, which she co-wrote and co-directed, and will be touring nationally. She was nominated as Outstanding Actress by Theatre Bay Area for Phèdre at Cutting Ball Theater, appeared in the West Coast premiere of Native Son at Marin Theatre Company, and created the role of Anna in the world premiere of Seared by Theresa Rebeck at San Francisco Playhouse. Other recent appearances include Happy Days (Oh, les Beaux Jours) in the U.S. and France (in both English and French); The Wanderings of Odysseus at the Cacoyannis Theater in Athens, Greece; a multi-continent tour as the title character in Clytemnestra: Tangled Justice; a seven-month run in Romeo and Juliet with We Players; Jerusalem at San Francisco Playhouse; and Dear Harvey at New Conservatory Theatre. At Stanford Repertory Theater, she has co-directed and acted in Moby Dick – Rehearsed (winning Theatre Bay Area Awards for Outstanding Production, Directing and Acting), appeared in Hay Fever (nominated for Best Production by the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle), and Oedipus (hailed by the San Francisco Examiner critic as “the finest piece of classical drama I have ever seen”). Courtney studied acting at Yale University, then continued her work on stage and screen in Los Angeles. During a hiatus from acting she earned a law degree, representing children in child abuse cases. Since returning to the stage in 2006, she has played nationally (Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Antonio, Jackson, Salt Lake City, and others) and internationally (Paris, Athens, Berlin, Amsterdam, Cardiff, Corfu, Sydney, Wellington, Auckland, and others). Courtney periodically teaches a CSP Drama course at Stanford University and workshops on acting in the U.S. and Europe. She is also a mother of four, a competitive equestrienne, and a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.