Denise Woods – Dialect Coach

Denise Woods’ work as a dialect coach includes British actor Idris Elba, Academy-Award nominated actors Will Smith in “Ali” and Ken Watanabe in “The Last Samurai.” She coached Audra McDonald on her fourth Tony Award Winning Broadway performance in “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” and was most recently Zoe Saldana’s dialect coach in the upcoming feature film based on the life of Nina Simone. Ms. Woods has worked as a vocal coach with NBC Nightly News, CNBC, Bloomberg News, The Today Show, CNN, Inside Edition, KTLA News, and the TV Guide Channel. Additional clients of hers include Phylicia Rashad, Kellan Lutz, Ellen Burstyn, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Soledad O’Brien, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah, Taye Diggs, Paul Rodriguez, Victoria Rowell, Ray Liotta, Porscia Derossi, Rachel Weisz, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeffery Wright and Mike Myers. She is a graduate and former faculty member of The Juilliard School and a long time faculty member of California Institute of the Arts. Visit Denise at