BEVERLY HYNDS                    sag/aftra

Beverly Hynds is an award-winning actor and writer residing in Los Angeles. A member of the Steppenwolf West advanced lab, she is slated to shoot the original feature film Storytellers. Storytellers, penned by Hynds, is inspired by the music of celebrated songwriter Patty Griffin, and includes many of Griffin’s original songs.

Los Angeles audiences have seen Hynds working with award-winning companies such as Circle X, Sacred Fools, Ink Well and the elusive Ken Roht. Some of her L.A. theatre credits include: The Pain and the Itch; the West Coast premiere of Tango ‘Till They’re Sore; Danny and the Deep Blue Sea; Sexual Perversity in Chicago; Splendor: A 99-Cent Wonderama; and the world-premiere of The Mechanical Rabbit.

Hynds’ screen credits include Ellie Saves the World, which was mentored by Doug Liman and Hypnotic; Apocalypse and the Beauty Queen; Shadows of the Dead; Tooth and Nail, which was part of the 8 Films To Die For series; The North Council; Meth Head; and the upcoming film Whisper, directed by Rob Prior.  Hynds has also starred in, co-created and produced the award-winning short film Surfacing, which had its premiere at the2005 Tribeca Film Festival. 

Her voiceover work can be heard in DreamWorks’ Bee Movie (vg) and Monsters and Aliens (vg), and the original animated series CyberRacers.

Hynds graduated Magna Cum Laude from the esteemed University of California Santa Barbara BFA Acting Conservatory. While there, she starred in numerous plays and was mentored by American physical theatre pioneer James Donlon. She was awarded the prestigious Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts Award in order to produce her first original play, (get) CONNECT[ed], which she wrote, directed and starred in. Other notable roles include the world premiere of Amusia, directed by Peter Lackner. Hynds was recently invited back to her alma mater to take part in the new playwrights conference with Naomi Iizuka and Campo Santo.

In her spare time, Hynds collaborates with artist and director Rob Prior on original feature and television projects.

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