Judi Beecher is a multi-award winning international actress, singer-songwriter, and filmmaker.
Judi’s career began as a print model and singer in France, Italy and New York, where she sang alongside the Gipsy Kings in the south of France and performed in Cologne and Barcelona as a chanteuse.
Her first professional acting job was with Woody Allen in “Coop Italia,” a string of TV commercials for the Italian market. This fueled her passion to train theatrically in New York City with acting masters such as Uta Hagen, Bill Hickey, Bobby Lewis and Elaine Stritch at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She also completed a two-year Meisner and movement program before moving out to the west coast to study with acting greats such as Larry Moss and Gordon Hunt.
Judi performed in Off-Broadway original theater productions and starred in numerous SAG independent feature films. On television, she recurred on the “Bold and the Beautiful,” and “As the World Turns” as well as on “Law and Order,” “Jag,” “The Shield” and “Once and Again.” Furthermore, Judi has starred, both on camera and off camera in dozens of TV and radio commercials.
Judi is also well known for her voice-over and motion capture work in Sony’s highly acclaimed video game,”Heavy Rain,” where she performed the popular lead character Madison Paige, as well as on the popular children’s anime TV series, “Digimon.” In 2013, she was recognized by the magazine, The Complex, as one of the “25 Best Voice Over Performances of All Time.”
Judi also produced and starred in the Romantic Comedy, “Only in Paris” in which she received Best Actress, Best Romantic Comedy, and Best Short Film at both the New York and Los Angeles Independent Film Festivals in 2011. In addition, in 2013 she was nominated Best Supporting Actress at the Saint Tropez International Film Festival for her role in the feature film, “The Warrior and The Savior.” Judi’s talents were also showcased when she starred in a short film at the Cannes Film Festival- “Perfect Pitch,” which won Best Film, amid tough competition.
In theaters Judi can be seen in Dany Boon’s top grossing film, “La Ch’tite Famille” (Dany Boon, François Berléand, Line Renaud, Valérie Bonneton, Laurence Arné, and Guy Lecluyse) produced by Pathé. Upcoming roles include, ‘La Garçonne” mini-series for France Television, as well as the lead female role in “Tango Shalom” where she plays a Hassidic Rabbi’s wife, alongside Lainie Kazan, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna and Karina Smirnoff, produced by Joel Zwick.
Some of her other lead film roles roles include a psychopathic mother in “A Cry from Within,” a French neighbor in “Larchmont,” a detective with a proclivity for bondage opposite of Pruitt Taylor Vince in “Cameraman,” and a trophy wife stranded in the desert in “Four Weeks, Four Hours.”
On the other side of the camera, Judi put her creativity and quirkiness on the line during The Cannes Film Festival where she directed and produced “The Can Cannes,” which played during the festival and “The Gourmet Dinner,” which screened at the No Dance Film Festival at Sundance. Utilizing her talents as a singer/songwriter in her film “Only in Paris,” Judi composed and performed all the music. Most recently Miss Beecher is directing a documentary, “My Name Is Ronya”, a biographical documentary focused on tolerance.
Today, thanks to Miss Beecher’s American and European dual nationalities and fluency in French, Italian and English, she works in New York, Los Angeles, and Paris.
Judi is also a humanitarian and activist who hopes to use the influence of media as a catalyst to positive social change.