About Caroline

Caroline Liem is a casting director, audition coach and international teacher based in Los Angeles. For 18 years she has cast studio features, independent films, television series and pilots for Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney Studios, Sony, Warner Bros, Nick Jr, ABC, CBS, NBC, The CW and Fox. Before there was American Horror Story, there was Popular, the first show she worked on alongside Ryan Murphy. Many wonderful casting experiences followed, where Caroline worked with prominent producers and directors, including Lauren Shuler Donner, David Goyer, Jon Turteltaub and Bryan Singer, Michael Robin, Greer Shephard, to name a fews, as well as with Disney Studios’ casting department, overseeing such projects as “Gone In Sixty Seconds”, “Pearl Harbor,” and “Gangs of New York.” She served as Head of Casting for the award-winning late night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and added video games, Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry, to her varied and eclectic work. Additional credits include X-Men 2 and Blade Trinity. Her background as a musician and singer, progressing to actor and casting director, provided a firm foundation and distinct network of professionals in both film and television. Caroline is a Backstage Expert contributing writer, and one of Backstage’s must follow casting directors on Twitter.

The process of booking the job is completely unnatural and can be exhausting. Once the resistance of that process is released, what awaits the artist is the work. There are skills to be mastered, as well as an opportunity to do what you so dearly love, and what you know so innately. It’s about bringing forward what is naturally in you and sharing your best performance each time.

Over the years the same questions keep coming up:
What am I missing in the room?
Why aren’t I nailing this audition?
How can I get on their radar?
That role was perfect for me- why couldn’t I get an audition?
How do I keep myself from being “general” in my read and create a memorable character?

Part of a casting director’s job is to uncover the truth of an actor’s work and elevate their potential. To that end, Caroline’s joy and expertise is in sharing insight and technique for BOOM THE ROOM. Her acclaimed film/TV audition technique and text analysis class has been taught throughout the United States, internationally in Russia, privately, with award winning and nominated artists, as well as with group classes, colleges and universities, including The Juilliard School, NYU Tisch, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre, The New School, University of Texas at Austin, University of Michigan, University of Arizona, Columbia College, DePaul, Loyola-Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Pace University, where she is faculty teaching On-camera Technique and Preparing the Artist for a Digital World.

All industry professionals have dreams. Clearly understanding how to package those dreams is crucial. I am dedicated to the success of the actors I am fortunate to work with. My background in casting film, television and commercials gives me a unique perspective on the process expected in the meeting and the audition process. Clarifying realistic and achievable goals, as well as providing a practical system will help any actor who is serious about creating a lasting career as an industry professional.

Caroline graduated with an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a BA from UCLA. She is partnered with casting director, Jeremy Gordon, and recently formed their company, Glass Ceiling Entertainment. She is a member of the Casting Society of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.