At age fifteen, Andrea Shreeman secured her first professional job in entertainment at Mill Mountain Theatre in Roanoke, Virginia. She heard about the audition for West Side Story at this reputable regional theater in her hometown the night before, and captured the attention of Artistic Director, Jere Hodgin, with her stirring rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. She was subsequently cast in five shows with the company before heading off to college.
Andrea attended George Washington University on a gymnastics scholarship and graduated with a degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting. While on campus, she starred in several Mainstage productions and was a founding member of No Time, a comedy group still performing at GW today, under the name Recess. No Time, including Andrea, went on to film the AFI graduate thesis of then unknown director, Darren Aronofsky.
Andrea starred in a series of advanced educational programs for Standard Deviants TV (PBS), playing over 75 characters and teaching in three languages. After receiving her Masters Degree in Acting from USC, she met Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna who became her first mentors in the business. Andrea worked with the comedy duo on tv shows Daddy Dearest (Don Rickles, Richard Lewis) and The Nanny (Fran Drescher, Peter Marc Jacobson). They also cast Andrea in her first feature film, Love Is All There Is, where she worked opposite another unknown-star-in-the-making, Angelina Jolie.
Andrea continued her work as an actress in film, television and stage, including two rounds on Comedy Central’s Make Me Laugh as a stand-up comedienne. She also grew behind the scenes, gathering credits in Art Department, Casting, and Producing. She produced the Award-Winning short No Destination, served as Director of Fundraising on the Sundance Award-Winning Documentary, FUEL and was a Founding Executive for Mobile Magic Studios, where she wrote, starred in and sold five short series to Sprint TV, Verizon’s Vcast and Shanghai Mobile.
In 2009 Andrea was invited to co-produce the first year of BhaktiFest, a yoga and Kirtan music festival in Joshua Tree, California. That year she also executive produced two Modern Day Jesus episodes for Comedy Central. In 2010 she produced a series of Political Comedy shorts, Electric City (Marc Maron, John Fugelsang, Cenk Uygur), now with one-million-plus hits on YouTube. From 2011 - 2012 Andrea released 65 episodes of her podcast, 10 Minute Tuesdays, chronicling development of Outlived, a feature comedy about dying on your own terms.
In conjunction with the feature, Andrea has hosted two public events: "End of Life: A Community Conversation" developed throughout 2013 with Carilion Clinic, the largest employer in Roanoke, Virginia; and "Death Happens: An Interactive Conversation with an Oncologist, Hospice Nurse, Pastor and Filmmaker" on the campus of Roanoke College.
Andrea’s directorial debut, "Sienna Burning" premiered at the Virginia Film Festival. She recently directed a series of PSAs for the Sierra Club’s #SaveTheEPA campaign and her #GenderParity video has gotten lots of eyeballs on Facebook. Andrea also wrote and directed the recent musical film release for Jamae’s anthem “Candle” about healing from domestic violence. This work is available for viewing at www.vimeo.com/PrudentPictures.