About the co-creators

Jake Lipman and Sherry Locher met in 2008 when cast in a romantic comedy, Exes and Ohs, and immediately hit it off. Over the years (and many beers) they talked about the funny lessons they’ve learned as actors in NYC. In early in 2012, they turned that comic fodder into the first five episodes of Season One of Smart Actress. In 2013, they launched season two with six more episodes. A very special thanks to James A. Hill for shooting Season Two, production coordination and boom operation by Bruce Antonio Laue, and the talented actors in each episode: Lynn Berg (“Frank”), Michael Edmund (“Robert”), Tara Gadomski (“Nosy Actress”), Gusta Johnston (“Star Search Actress”), and George Pappas (“Casting Director”).

Jake Lipman (“Jane Whitman”) is an actress, writer, director and producer, earning accolades for her roles in How I Learned to Drive, The Mistakes Madeline Made (by Elizabeth Meriwether, creator of the Fox TV show “The New Girl”), Our Town, Books on Tape (FringeNYC 2011), Proof, The Drunken City, and her one-woman show Up a River/Down the Aisle (MIFT 2009, Strawberry One-Act Festival semi-finalist), to name a few. She recently played a well-intentioned 60’s mother in the film Harry & Judy directed by Jordan Michael Blake. As the artistic director of Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions, she has produced more than 26 productions in NYC. BA in French, Smith College. MFA in acting, Actors Studio Drama School at New School University. SAG-AFTRA, AEA. www.JakeLipman.com and @JakeLipman.

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Sherry Locher (“Cheryl Walker”) co-stars in "Redrum" on the ID Channel in January, has a supporting role in the sci-fi feature The Spaceship and is the spokesmodel for a global pharmaceutical product. Sherry made her Off-Broadway debut originating a lead role at the Actors’ Playhouse and studied with the legendary Uta Hagen. She is also a volunteer and director of The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club working with wounded veterans alongside the FDNY. BA in theatre, University of Michigan. SAG-AFTRA, AEA. www.SherryLocher.com and @SherryLocher.