Corinne Chateau has appeared in feature films, television, on and off-Broadway, and regional theater.  She played Marianne in Moliere’s The Miser, at the Studio Arena Studio in Buffalo. For two years she was a series regular on the soap opera Love of Life. She played opposite Anne Bancroft in the Broadway production of Golda by William Gibson. She was also in the Broadway production of West Side Waltz, starring Katherine Hepburn. She played Hermia in Ellen Burstyn’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  She was cast in the leading role of Electra in the play The Chain, written and directed by Elia Kazan, and produced at the Hartman Theater in Connecticut.  Corinne co-starred opposite Shelly Winters in the film Witchfire.  She had a leading role in the film The Tenement. She played the lead female role in the production of Rashomon at The Actors Studio, directed by the Japanese director, Zen Hirano.   

Corinne began her training in Paris at the L’ecole D’acteur.  While attending Barnard College, she was accepted for a summer intensive at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Returning to the United States, Corinne continued her passion for acting studying with Richard Bell at Columbia University School of the Arts. From there she went on to study with Stella Adler and Harold Clurman in the two-year conservatory program. Corinne soon auditioned and was accepted as a lifetime member at The Ensemble Studio Theatre. That same year, after passing her final audition and becoming a lifetime member of the Actors Studio, she began to study with Lee Strasberg in his private classes at the Lee Strasberg Institute. 

Corinne was in the Graduate Film program at NYU, where she directed three short films, and then moved on to the Graduate Film program at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. As a directing fellow at AFI, Corinne wrote and directed three thirty-minute films. 

She has taught acting at the Rudolf Steiner School, in the Graduate Film Program at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, and in the Actors Studio MFA program at The New School and Pace University. She is also a private acting coach.

She authored the book, The Road to Cali:  A Journey to Adoption, and developed and performed a one-woman show, Abandoned, based upon her book. She has written a full-length play, The Sun Shines East, which was initially developed at the Actors Studio and then received its premier production in New York City.

Corinne has completed her documentary film, Safer in Silence, with Polish Academy Award-winning editor, Milenia Fiedler. Containing footage she shot in Brazil, Poland, France, Portugal, and the U.S, the documentary concerns Corinne’s search for the truth of her family’s hidden past, and their escape from Poland in the years before and during World War II. The film has been an official selection in over ten international film festivals, and has received the ” Best Story” award at the East Europe International Film Festival.

Corinne’s Acting Resume

Ht. 5’3″ Wt. 110lbs
Hair-brown / Eyes-hazel
Fellow of American Film Institute, Los Angeles

Life member : Actors Studio & Ensemble Studio Theatre 


Theatre D’acteur, Paris

West Side Waltz (Broadway)
Robin (u/s)
Barrymore, w/Katherine Hepburn

Golda (Broadway)
Morosco d/ Arthur Penn

The Chain (Off-Broadway)
Electra (lead) d/Elia Kazan
Actors Studio Hartman Theater, Connecticut

In the Bedroom
The Countess (lead)
Ohio Theater, Soho

Sunday in Suburbia
Phylis (lead)
Dramatists Guild

Mrs. Royalston (lead)
New London O’Neill Festival

The Wife (lead)
Actors Studio d/ Zen Hiromo

Mrs. Vopel
Ensemble Studio Theatre

In the Beginning
New Dramatists

Skipping Daisy
New Dramatists

Grace (lead)
Provincetown O’Neill Festival

Insect Comedy
Beetle Nave Theatre

Glass Menagerie
Nave Theatre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Stonehouse w/Ellen Burstyn

The Miser
Studio Arena, Buffalo

The Lady from the Sea
Prism Theater Company

The Trial of Klaus Barbie
Madame Simone
Prism Theater Company

Film & Television

Co-star w/ Barbara Kraftovna (writer-director)
American Film Institute

Co-star w/Shelly Winters
Panda Productions

Cloud of Smoke
Featured role
D/Robbie Benson

Lisa Petrie
American Film Institute (writer-director) 

The Murderer
American Film Institute (writer-director)

Mouth of the Cave
NYU Graduate Film (writer-director)

The Tenement
Independent Feature d /Roberta Findlay Co-star

The Actors Studio
Documentary Theatrical release

Elia Kazan
Documentary French Television

Love of Life
C.B.S. Series regular – 2 years

Eight is Enough
Lorimar Guest Star- 2 episodes


L’Ecole D’acteur (Paris)
Stella Adler
Lee Strasberg
Uta Hagen
Madeleine Sherwood
Kim Stanley
Sondra Seacat
Ernie Martin
Voice – Tom Mixon

Sing, move well, speak fluent French, swim