Spotlight on OCAA Acting Coach Cynthia Hamidi: A Journey from Morocco to Hollywood


Meet Cynthia Hamidi, an accomplished actress and valued member of the Orange County Acting Academy (OCAA) coaching team. Known for her role in FBI (2018) and most notably recognized as the voice of DC Superhero Dawnstar in Legion of Super-Heroes (2023) and Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One (2024), Cynthia’s journey from Morocco to Hollywood has been nothing short of extraordinary. Let’s dive into the fascinating story of this Moroccan/Native American actress and her contribution to the world of acting.

Early Life and Education:

Cynthia was born and raised in New Jersey, but her high school years took an unexpected turn as she ventured to Morocco. This diverse cultural experience greatly influenced her perspective and added a unique layer to her acting abilities. Eager to pursue her passion, Cynthia moved to Los Angeles and enrolled at Loyola Marymount University, where she earned her BA in Theatre Arts.

International Training:

Cynthia’s dedication to her craft led her to Russia, where she spent a transformative year training at the Moscow Art Theatre, renowned for its association with Stanislavski’s acting method. This international experience broadened her understanding of acting and provided her with a rich foundation that she brings to her coaching at OCAA.

Training in Los Angeles:

Back in Los Angeles, Cynthia continued to hone her skills by training with exceptional acting coaches. Her commitment to ongoing learning and development reflects in the dynamic and up-to-date coaching she provides at OCAA.

Working in the Industry:

Cynthia is not only a coach but an active participant in the entertainment industry. With her remarkable talent and dedication, she is engaged in auditions and acting projects, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of Hollywood. Cynthia’s partnership with outstanding representation showcases her commitment to advancing her acting career.

Coaching at OCAA:

As an OCAA Acting Coach, Cynthia brings her students a wealth of knowledge, international perspectives, and a deep passion for the craft. Her diverse background and experiences make her a valuable mentor for aspiring actors of all ages.


Cynthia Hamidi’s journey from Morocco to Hollywood and her commitment to excellence in acting make her a standout figure at Orange County Acting Academy. As both a talented actress and a dedicated coach, Cynthia continues to inspire and guide the next generation of actors on their own unique paths.

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Orange County Acting Academy (OCAA) is a premier institution dedicated to providing high-quality acting education and training in the vibrant world of film and television. With a team of experienced instructors and industry professionals, OCAA offers a diverse range of acting classes, workshops, and specialized training for actors of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Whether you aspire to break into the industry or enhance your existing acting abilities, OCAA is your gateway to unlocking your full potential in the world of screen performance.

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