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Hallie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
May 2005

Hallie Todd, an actress for over 30 years, is especially well known to audiences for her role as Jo McGuire, Lizzie's mom on the hit series "Lizzie McGuire", and in "The Lizzie McGuire Movie". ("Top Ten TV Moms" - CNN Entertainment)

In addition to acting in films and television series, Hallie writes, produces and teaches. Her studio and acting classes have gained national recognition and have been featured on ABC Primetime, in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times Sunday Magazine.

Todd, her husband/partner director Glenn Withrow and their daughter Ivy Withrow, wrote and produced the feature film, "The Mooring". For ten of the twelve leading roles, they cast students they discovered in their Los Angeles classes and in workshops around the country. Lionsgate Entertainment released the suspense thriller in February 2013.

In 2016, Hallie joined the American Girl franchise, starring in "American Girl: Lea to the Rescue".

Soon she can be seen opposite Cole Hauser in "The Last Champion", a redemptive family sports drama, which she also co-wrote and produced.

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Feb 2009 - Present
In House Media Film Partners

The Last Champion (currently in post production)
The Mooring (Lionsgate)

Feb 2007 - Present
In House Media Film Partners

The Last Champion (currently in post-production)
The Mooring (Lionsgate, distributor)

Acting Coach/Instructor
May 2005 - Present
Hallie Todd Studios

Aug 1975 - Present
Hallie Todd

Actress - "The Last Champion" (release and distribution info TBA) - Lead
Actress - "American Girl: Lea To The Rescue" (Universal) - Lead
Actress - "The Mooring" (LionsGate) - Lead
Actress - "Lizzie McGuire" (Disney Channel) - Lead
Actress - "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" (Walt Disney Pictures) -Lead

For a full list of acting credits, please visit IMDb.com and search "Hallie Todd"

Owner and Instructor, Hallie Todd Studios (2005 - present)
Owner and Partner, In House Media, Inc., a film development and production company. (1999 - present)

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Aug 1979 - Jun 1981
Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Sep 1975

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Photos & Videos


In class

Lizzie McGuire - McGuire Family

Photo by Hallie T.

Hollywood Squares
Photo by Hallie T.
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2 Reviews

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Caro Dec 14, 2015
Film and TV Acting · Online

Hallie Todd is amazing. Hallie first worked with my daughter Lizzy Kay when we lived in Perth in 2013 and she would skype with Lizzy every saturday morning for over a year. We worked that way for well over a year before moving to the US. Hallie helped Lizzy with Film and Television audition prep as well as scene study. Most of Lizzy's auditions were taped so it was critical that Hallie help Lizzy prepare for her performance on camera. Hallie would assess the sides with Lizzy and break down the scenes, the relationships and the central dramatic conflict that needed to be demonstated. In particular Hallie understands that the taped session is the best opportunity to help get callbacks. Hallie in particular assisted Lizzy with her audition prep for management representation. Lizzy was signed up by Luber Roklin Entertainment as a result of her work with Hallie. Now in LA Lizzy is auditioning in the room with Casting Directors and all the hard work that Hallie put in has paid off. To-date Lizzy has had several call backs including Director Sessions. Lizzy also recently won an Award of Excellence for her lead role in a Short Film which recently screened in St Tropez and Cannes Film Festivals.

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Erin Dec 11, 2015
Film Acting · In studio

Hallie has been my teacher and coach for six years now, and there is no one I would rather learn from. She has an incredible gift for working with actors: finding the most interesting take on a scene, teaching and utilizing various techniques to strengthen and widen an actor's toolbox. After all my time studying with Hallie I never feel at a loss when I'm handed a scene, no matter what that may be - comedic, dramatic, action-filled or technical. Her teaching is precise and astute, and I honestly cannot recommend her highly enough. As a student in her class, I was lucky enough to be cast in "The Mooring", a film Hallie produced, starred in and co-wrote which was picked up by Lionsgate - my first professional film job and one of the most remarkable experiences of my career. As a teacher, collaborator, and mentor, Hallie is amazing and inspiring and has made an enormous impact on both my career and my life.

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