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A Life in the Enetrtaiment Industry

Mark Atteberry is an award-winning actor, director and photographer as well as a frequent lecturer on the techniques and business of acting. Mark has made his living primarily as an entertainer for over 30 years. He began his career as a professional musician, playing both trombone and keyboards. But, after graduating from Biola University with a degree in music, and as a result of playing in numerous pit orchestras, the acting bug bit and Mark made the transition to acting.
 
As an actor Mark’s film work ranges from blockbuster hits like David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” and Ang Lee’s “The Hulk” to notable indies like the “The Future” (which opened the Sundance film festival in 2011), “Butterfly Circus” and “Stained,” (for which he received his first Best Actor nomination). Mark's television work includes hit series like “The Newsroom,” “Bones,” “Grey's Anatomy,” “Criminal Minds,” “Luck,” “Dexter,” “House, M.D.” “Rules of Engagement,” “The Closer,” “The Mentalist,” “Justified,” “Big Love,” “The Shield,” “The Young and the Restless,” “24,” “Nip/Tuck” and more.
 
Mark is also a renown 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 was recently 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 “World’s Top 100 Documentary-Style Photographers.“
 
Known as “LA’s Type Specialist,” Mark also teaches and lectures regularly around the globe on the subjects of "Branding, Image and Type" and “Acting in LA.” He has co-written several books on the topic of acting including "The Working Actor's Guide to LA" and "The Stunt Guide." Mark is the founder and owner of the “Be A Working Actor Studios” in Los Angeles.


For more information about Mark, check out these sites:


For Mark's Acting website click HERE

For Mark's IMDb page click HERE

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

Ben Affleck, Simon Baker, Eric Bana, Julie Benz, Jacqueline Bisset, Jack Black, David Boreanaz, Benjamin Bratt, Paget Brewster, Dylan Bruno, Sandra Bullock, Saffron Burrows, Ellen Burstyn, Gary Busey, Dyan Cannon, Jennifer Carpenter, Justin Chambers, Margaret Cho, Jennifer Connoly, Daniel Dae Kim, Jeff Daniels, James D'Arcy, Keith David, Ed Decter, Patrick Dempsey, Emily Deschanel, Kim Dickens, Brooke Elliott, 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, Boyd Holbrook, 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, Sandra Oh, Timothy Olyphant, John Ortiz, Neil Patrick Harris, Bill Paxton, Max Perlich, Tyler Perry, Lou Diamond Phillips, James Pickens Jr., Rosamund Pike, Jeremy Piven, Ellen Pompeo, Megyn Price, Missi Pyle, Sam Raimi, Sara Ramirez, 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, Chandra Wilson, 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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