SAG / AFTRA
Actor / Flutist / Stand Up Comedienne / Writer / Dancer / Producer
Cara in Los Angeles
MAJOR UPDATE 4/2/19
Waking Venus WORLD PREMIERED on Monday, February 18th at 2pm at LA Live in The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and has NOW been accepted into the Long Island Film Festival on Sunday, July 14th at 9:15pm! I hope you can join us! http://longislandfilm.com/
As of August 2018, I moved to LA after living in NYC for 2 years and STARRING IN MY FIRST FILM, Waking Venus, to continue my dreams of being on TV/Film. My ideal project would be a TV show like Friends or CSI! I can play anything from the tough cop to the quirky best friend!
I have been an actor since I was 5 years old and a flutist since I was 8 years old. I can't remember a time when I have not been on stage performing.
Step Forward Entertainment
AND I am SO VERY, INCREDIBLY THANKFUL!!!!!!
Quotes from casting directors, acting coaches and fellow actors:
"You are SO FUNNY I don't have any adjustments or suggestions for you at all! You are awesome! Not only am I going to tell my cd friends about you but I want to create a show just for YOU."
"There needs to be a show all about you. A sitcom!"
"You are brilliant!"
"You are SO funny!! So funny. I don't have any adjustment for you."
"Excellent job! Let's do an adjustment just for fun. Adjustment was super too!"
"i can see you in any drama. You have this wonderful vulnerable yet strong quality about you."
"You have so much talent, it's coming out of your toes!"
"You have the most amazing range."
"YOU ARE FREAKING HILARIOUS!!!"
"I fucking love your work!"
"You have this LOVELY Catherine O'hara quality that I LOVE!"
"Your work reminds me so much of Laurie Metcalf."
Your presence here came from something greater than you.” Oprah
Waking Venus - A short film! 4/23/18 Directed by James Brown Orleans. My first starring role!!!
Waking Venus is wrapped! Production stills from 5/28/2018!
Director: James Brown-Orleans
Star: Cara Shaffer
Co-Stars: Stephanie Patent, Kayla Barr, and Kyle Mitchell
Full Demo Reel from Waking Venus
Cara's Comedy Clip from Waking Venus
Cara's Drama Clips from Waking Venus
"Bitch/Bastard" sitcom character
Playing flute during a headshot session with Andy Rooney
Commercial Voiceover Demo Reel
Narrative Voiceover Demo Reel