Andrea Fantauzzi is a SAG-AFTRA actress who was born on August 26th in Mount Clemens, Michigan in the United States. Fantauzzi lived in South Dakota, Vermont, and Michigan until her family moved to Kansas City, Missouri when she was 3. Fantauzzi grew up in Kansas City and moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma City University after her senior year of high school to receive her B.F.A. in Acting. After her freshmen year she transferred to The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where she received her Associate in Film and Television Performance. After living in New York City for two years while training on top her being represented in New York Fantauzzi decided that she would make the journey out west to Los Angeles where she currently resides. Fantauzzi is most well known as Adira in Sunset Studios and Hidden District Studios feature film Adira, which was released nationally this past May.
Fantauzzi began her journey of becoming a triple threat at the age of 5. Before attending The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and Oklahoma City University Fantauzzi trained in acting at Perry-Mansfield School of Theatre and Dance (Pre-Professional
Program), Coterie Theatre (Master Acting Classes), and The Living Room (one of the first selected students to start the educational program). Fantauzzi’s private acting coaches have included Ashlee LaPine (Parenthood; The Young and the Restless) and Michael Grayman (King and I; Mamma Mia National Tours). She’s trained vocally with names such as Claudia Catania (MET Opera) and Regina Grimaldi. Fantauzzi became a competitive dancer at the age of 6 and continued until the age of 11 (Steppin’ Out The Studio), then moved strictly to studio work (Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice). When Fantauzzi was allowed to audition for regional theatre without any conflicts she booked her first regional theatre production at Starlight Theatre and was cast in The Wizard of Oz (2007). Fantauzzi has been very successful since the age of 12 booking multiple roles at Starlight Theatre, Coterie Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and many other regional theatres. She has played Susan Pevensie in Narnia The Musical at the Kauffman Center produced through Starlight Theatre and was the original Teen Fiona in the Theatre for Young Audiences Version of Shrek The Musical produced through Coterie Theatre. David Lindsay-Abaire, who wrote the book and lyrics of the production, applauded Fantauzzi for her work.
Fantauzzi began her film and television career at the age of 14 signing with her first agent. Shortly afterwards she was selected to audition and was highly considered for Paramount Pictures True Grit. Since then she has worked in features, shorts, TV series’, and commercials ranging from national to regional. Fantauzzi is most well known for her work in Adira, Quality of Life, and Save Peter the Bunny. She has shared the screen with her co-star Kim Rhodes (Supernatural; The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) in Quality of Life and was fortunate enough to have her role “Andi” written for her. Adira was Fantauzzi’s breakthrough role as it was her first distributed film where she played the title character. Adira was also selected by Project Greenlight in 2014 as one of the top 200 indie films in the United States.
Personal Biography: Hello my name is Andrea Fantauzzi and I’m honored and excited that you are looking at my website! I started my acting career at the age of five with my first musical theatre class at Steppin Out The Studio in Lee’s Summit, MO. I grew up training at that studio both as a competitive dancer and a performer in their musical theatre troop. I trained there in dance till I moved to Miller-Marley School of Dance and Voice as a high school freshmen. My last two years living in New York I trained at the Broadway Dance Center as well. My early acting training came from the Coterie Theatre. I trained there for ten years until I graduated high school along with the other schools mentioned. I started my vocal career at the age of nine when I began vocal lessons. I was desperate to begin training that I was begging for lessons before I was vocally mature enough to begin. Through my early training, I was fortunate enough to have started my professional acting career at the age of twelve as a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. I will never forget the first time I looked up backstage at Starlight Theatre. I was in awe. Since that time I have been working in both theatre and film professionally in Kansas City, New York City, and Los Angeles.
My struggles as a child are what, I believe, led me into my craft. The trials I faced turned into my dedication and my ability to grow quickly as an actress. I wanted to be someone else as a child and that quickly turned into my love of storytelling. As I grew older, I began to accept myself and my circumstances because you never truly become another person. The character is you in the given circumstances that are put in front of you. The ability to understand another human being by analyzing and understanding their point of view that maybe has never been discussed is a great joy I thrive on. I don’t believe in limiting myself and I believe anything is possible with time, dedication, patience, and training.