Lenore Coer
Lenore Coer

When Lenoré Coer grows up she wants to be Sandra Bullock. And Diana Ross. And… Diddy.  “I just love their career trajectories. Look how Diddy reinvents himself every few years. Look how Sandra Bullock and Diana Ross have so much resilience, so much energy,” she explains. Resilience, energy and reinvention are all part of Coer’s modus operandi already, so it only makes sense that she continues to follow in her role models’ proverbial footsteps.

Acting since the age of seven, Lenoré Coer has pushed herself – and others – to achieve the kind of roles that fit her. In her first play, The Princess and the Pea, there was another, more accomplished little girl who played the princess, but a young Lenoré quickly snapped up the role of her first lady in waiting and by the end of rehearsals knew both her lines and the princess’.  More roles followed, with Coer branching out to musicals, show choir, chorus, ensemble groups: you name it, she was in it.

Growing up outside of Atlanta in Carrollton, Ga., Coer often found herself traveling to the city, trying out for new projects, and constantly trying to make a name for herself. She attended college at Sewanee: The University of the South, where she majored in Spanish, while continuing to develop her acting skills. After a brief stint teaching Spanish, she traveled to New York City for her summer vacation in 2009 and never went back.

Upon arriving in NYC, Coer found herself cast in project after project. She threw herself into learning more about the craft of acting at Kimball Studio and the prestigious William Esper Studio. From background work on Gossip Girl to an extended role in the Billie Holiday Theatre’s What Would Jesus Do?, she found herself cast in two independent short films, Pour Aimer, Encore by up and coming writer/director Emiliano Styles and Restricted, an HIV film by Harry B. With more roles on the horizon (both stage and film), Coer is showing her resilience, her energy and her ability to reinvent herself.