Thursday, May 14, 2009

Barbizon of Akron Graduate, HALEY BENNETT, Scores Roles In Feature Films

Barbizon of Akron 2001 graduate, Haley Bennett-Keeling, native to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, is pleased to announce that she will be starring in yet another nationally released feature film.

Haley was first bitten by the acting bug in 2001 when she enrolled into Barbizon of Akron’s (www.barbizonakron.com) modeling and intensive acting classes. Following her Barbizon experience, Haley attended the prestigious International Model & Talent Association Convention (www.imta.com) with Pro-Model and Talent Management (www.pmtm.com). IMTA was a tremendous experience for Haley and convinced her that the acting industry was for her! A few years later, Haley decided to make the big move to L.A., where she has ultimately taken Hollywood by storm, and has been lauded by many critics as someone to watch for! Haley’s first feature film, “Music and Lyrics” starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore debuted in 2007. Haley’s fun role as pop idol “Cora Corman” was a terrific way to start her acting career as the prestigious cast provided her a terrific learning experience and taught her to “feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera.” This wonderful break out role was also a stellar opportunity for Haley to showcase her fantastic vocal skills. Haley is featured not only singing in the film, but also on the “Music and Lyrics” soundtrack singing: “Buddha's Delight", "Entering Bootytown", "Slam" and "Way Back Into Love!"; We’re also excited to report that Haley is currently in the studios working on her first album! Make sure to log onto Haley's website: http://www.officialhaleybennett.com/ to hear this sweet songstress in action.

As the summer of 2008 began to wind down Haley’s first movie of the year, titled “College” premiered in theaters. This fun flick that was produced by the whacky production crew at MTV stars many famous names like: Drake Bell from Josh and Drake and American Idol contestant Kevin Covais. Haley’s good girl character “Kendall” starkly contrasted all the wild partiers in the movie and made her memorable throughout the teen-targeted flick.

As fall rolled around, Haley’s second movie of 2008 debuted: “The Haunting of Molly Hartley” where Haley gets horrified as the title character Molly. This scary thriller, that co-stars Gossip Girl hottie Chace Crawford, was quite a change of pace for Haley who typically plays in upbeat flicks, but was a terrific way for her to exercise her vast talent in a different direction. Make sure to check it out!
Haley’s third film of the year hit theaters in December just in time for the holiday season! “Marley and Me,” based upon the novel by John Grogan, stars the super popular and talented actors Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson and has Haley playing the loveable character “Lisa.” The heartfelt story line centers around the shenanigans of a cuddly Labrador named “Marley” (who incidentally gets his name from the famed singer Bob Marley) is one that made everyone feel good!
Make sure to keep up with this Pro-Model & Talent alum who is currently in production for a couple of additional movies that are set to launch in 2009. Right now, in fact, this talented lassie is temporarily living and working in Argentina, while on set for a film called “Three Graces”. After her stint in South America, she will then head back up north to Vancouver to begin filming “The Hole”, co-starring Teri Polo, which ultimately premiers in the year 2010! And while the music and movie thing sure gets us going we haven’t even mentioned the numerous magazines that Haley’s been featured in like: Teen Vogue, Seventeen Magazine, Allure, and Ocean Drive, just to name a few! And don’t worry, we’ll continue to update you as Haley’s resume continues to expand with more feature film, pop music credits, and magazine features. In the meantime, you can read more about Haley at http://www.barbizonakron.com, http://www.pmtm.com/, http://www.imdb.com/, and her very own website http://www.theofficialhaleybennett.com/.
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