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Twinkie Byrd

Award Winning Casting Director

Award Winning Casting Director

Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd brin... Read More

Award Winning Casting Director

Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd brings it. After having cast music videos for Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Outkast, Madonna, Dwight Yoakum, Metallica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Black Eyed Peas, Casting Director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd has set her sights on Feature Films including Fox Searchlight film "NOTORIOUS," Sony's, "JUMPING THE BROOM," "BEING MARY JANE," "GABBY DOUGLAS STORY," "BLACK NATIVITY," "FRUITVALE STATION," and "SPARKLE." But if you ask Twinkie, she’ll tell you its ALL casting. Whether populating commercials, music videos, TV series or feature films, Twinkie is all about finding the right fit to every role. And her passion for talent is only paralleled by her passion for life. From her first gig scouting dancers for Def Comedy Jam in New York, Twinkie “Just did it”. She went on to cast music videos for Brett Ratner and then hit Los Angeles to learn from commercial casting goddess Megan Foley. Without so much as a local phone, Twinkie found a way to book sessions using the payphone down the block from her brothers’ couch (where she crashed for her first three months in LA). Anyone who has watched Twinkie work knows true talent, passion, and bliss for life itself. It’s why she’s been on the casting scene for over a decade and is still going strong as the FIRST casting director to make the leap from casting music videos to casting principals in major motion pictures! Social Networks https://twitter.com/Twinkie_Byrd  

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This expert is usually available between 7 AM – 12 PM and 4 PM – 8 PM PST Monday – Friday
Twinkie Byrd was a featured writer on "Black Enterprise: Wealth for Life."
Twinkie Byrd interview with Mingle Media TV Network at "Jump The Broom" premiere.

Industry Reviews

I consider Twinkie Byrd as one of my closest friends. She's a very loyal and honorable person who sincerely and deeply cares about actors. Her talent in incredible!!! If you get to work with her, you will learn how to effectively handle the business from entering the room to exiting the room as well as how to handle yourself with the business of acting. Your skills as an actor will skyrocket after working with Twinkie!
Alexia Robinson, CEO, SmartActors
Twinkie Byrd has cast numerous blockbuster films and is known in the industry as one of the top casting directors in the industry. So, if you have the opportunity to coach with her, I would recommend it highly.
Stephanie Aleksanyan, V.P., SmartActors