Meghan Rafferty is a casting director and actor who, over the past 17 years, has worked with some of the most respected directors, writers, and producers in the television and film industry. She is currently producing and casting with her business partner Mia Cusumano. Together they formed M&M Casting. Current film projects in the works include I Don’t Live Today, Grad Night, and Make A Marriage Great Again.
Past projects include: The Scrapper, Paint, Antartica, Team Marco, Centigrade, Lez Bomb (winner of the Bentonville Film Festival), American..ish, Falling Water (Cannes Film Festival Golden Lion award-winner), Lily-vs-Margo and Saving Grace.
Past casting director projects include, Paterson directed by Jim Jarmusch, and the pilot and Season 1 of the HBO series The Leftovers. Some associate casting director credits include: Woody Allen’s Café Society, The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo, Shutter Island, Boardwalk Empire, and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
Meghan also has a passion for teaching, and has taught hundreds of on-camera classes in and around New York and at numerous universities and colleges across the county. She received her BFA in acting from Adelphi University and an MFA degree from the FSU/Asolo Theatre Conservatory. When she is not casting or teaching, Meghan continues to pursue her first love, acting. Being an actor has enriched her career as a casting director and visa versa. She knows first hand the challenges and frustrations that come with pursuing a career in this very competitive business. This career combination allows her to share personal experiences with her students from both perspectives. Meghan’s combination of assertiveness, warmth and humor enables her to get the best out of actors. When an actor is relaxed, comfortable and having fun, the audition results are inevitably more positive.