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A Life in the Enetrtaiment Industry

Mark Atteberry is an award winning actor and photographer and a frequent teacher on the business of acting. Mark began his career in the Entertainment Industry as a marketing expert before making the transition to acting and photography.

As an actor Mark’s film work ranges indies like Miranda July’s “The Future,” the multi-award winning “Butterfly Circus” and “Stained,” (for which he received a Best Actor nomination), to blockbuster hits like Ang Lee’s "The Hulk.” Mark's television work includes hit series like “Criminal Minds,” “Luck,” "Dexter," “House, M.D.” “Rules of Engagement,” "The Closer," “The Mentalist,” “Justified,” “Big Love,” "The Shield," "24" and "Nip/Tuck." Mark can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed HBO/Aaron Sorkin series “The Newsroom,” starring Jeff Daniels.

Mark is also an award-winning photographer and is internationally known for his advertising, documentary and headshot work. His clients include NBC, CBS, A&E, Bravo, CAA, ICM, WME, Venice Magazine, and Big Lots. Mark has been chosen as one of the "Best Headshot Photographers in Los Angeles" by BackStage West magazine and in 2010 he was honored by the Photography for Social Change Foundation as one of the top 100 documentary-style photographers in the world.

Known as “LA’s Type Specialist,” Mark teaches and lectures regularly around the globe on the subjects of "Branding, Image and Type" and “Acting in LA.” He has written or co-written several books on the topic including "The Working Actor's Guide to LA" and "The Stunt Guide." Mark is the founder and master teacher at the “Be A Working Actor Studios” in Los Angeles.

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Here is just a few of the people Mark has had the privilege of working with:

Simon Baker, Eric Bana, Julie Benz, Jacqueline Bisset, Jack Black, Benjamin Bratt, Paget Brewster, Dylan Bruno, Sandra Bullock, Saffron Burrows, Ellen Burstyn, Gary Busey, Dyan Cannon, Jennifer Carpenter, Jennifer Connoly, Daniel Dae Kim, Jeff Daniels, James D'Arcy, Keith David, Ed Decter, Sam Elliott, Dennis Farina, Kim Fields, Walton Goggins, Victor Garber, Janeane Garofalo, Thomas Gibson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Bob Gunton, Michael C. Hall, Nigel Hawthorne, Dustin Hoffman, Peter Jacobson, Cherry Jones, Doug Jones, Miranda July, Richard Kind, Robert LaSardo, Ashley Laurence, Hugh Laurie, Denis Leary, Ang Lee, Hamish Linklater, John Lithgow, Heather Locklear, Mario López, Josh Lucas, Rebecca Mader, Roma Maffia, Joe Mantegna, Julian McMahon, David Meunier, Shemar Moore, Esai Morales, James Morrison, Emily Mortimer, Olivia Munn, Ming-Na, Nick Nolte, Timothy Olyphant, John Ortiz, Bill Paxton, Max Perlich, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jeremy Piven, Megyn Price, Sam Raimi, James Russo, Ridley Scott, Rob Schneider, Robert Sean Leonard, Kyra Sedgwick, Chloë Sevigny, Garry Shandling, Pauly Shore, Elisabeth Shue, J.K. Simmons, Kerr Smith, Wesley Snipes, Mira Sorvino, David Spade, Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Dave Thomas, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Robin Tunney, Bob Uecker, Eduardo Verastegui, Jon Voight, Nick Vujicic, Dylan Walsh, Patrick Warburton, Chow Yun-Fat, David Zayas... and many more.

As a photographer Mark has worked with nearly every top talent agency in LA, including CAA, ICM and WME. He has shot headshots for numerous celebrities, stars and working actors. For more information on Idyllic Photography and Mark's work click on this logo:
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