Prudence Wright Holmes is an actor, author, and monologue coach.
Holmes is the author of the books: Voices of Thinking Jewish Women and Monologue Mastery. Her stage plays include: Wannabes, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, Call Me William, Beat Chick (with Joanne Joseph), Sister Girl, and Bexley, Oh!, which she performed to very positive reviews at the New York Theatre Workshop.
As an actor, her resume includes: featured roles in the films Sister Act I and II with Whoopi Goldberg, The Exorcist II with Richard Burton, Kingpin with Woody Harrelson, In Dreams with Annette Bening and My Own Love Song with Renee Zellweger, After.Life with Liam Neeson and Boardwalk Empire with Steve Buscemi directed by Martin Scorcese. She has appeared on Broadway with Meryl Streep in Happy End, with Maggie Smith in Lettuce and Lovage, with George C. Scott in Inherit the Wind, and most recently in the Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza at Lincoln Center and on the first National Tour. Off-Broadway, she was in the original casts of Godspell and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All For You. She has performed at many regional theatres and on numerous prime-time television shows.
Prudence Wright Holmes has been coaching actors for over 25 years. Her students have appeared in films, television, on and off-Broadway, regional theatres and commercials. She has taught at Carnegie Mellon Drama Department, NYU Drama Department, The Actors Studio at the New School and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has given workshops at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, The Neighborhood Playhouse, The Strasberg Institute, The Actors Connection, Weist-Barron, AFTRA, Actors Equity and the Screen Actors Guild.
She lives in New York City.