Professional Biography

Paula Plum has been one of Boston leading actresses for two decades, most notably in Ivanov, The Idiots Karamazov, Lysistrata, and Mother Courage (American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge;) Lost in Yonkers, The Heiress (Lyric Stage Company of Boston;) and Wit (Lyric West.) She starred in two premieres by John Kuntz Sing Me To Sleep (Boston Center for the Arts) and Miss Price, which she co-produced (Boston Playwrights' Theatre.) Her solo show Plum Pudding garnered her praise and awards in a number of productions over the years. Her movie credits include Next Stop Wonderland, Mermaids and Malice. Television credits include Science Court (ABC) and The Dick and Paula Celebrity Special (FX).

Paula was honored this past Spring by the Boston Theatre Critics Association with the Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence (past recipients include Sir Ian McKellen and Julie Harris.)

Paula was trained at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic arts and is a Cum Laude graduate of Boston University s School for the Arts, where she was honored last year as Distinguished Alumna.

Academic Credentials:
Boston Conservatory of Music, Professor of Acting (2005-2006)
UMass, Lowell -Professor of Acting (2003-2004)
Suffolk University - Professor of Acting (2003)
Guest Artist, Director. University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana (1995)
Guest Artist , Actor, University of North Carolina at Asheville (1989)
Drama Teacher, Buckingham Brown & Nichols Middle School, Cambridge, Mass. (1978 - 1984)

"Paula Plum is a wonderful actor, and a professional, inspiring, comforting and savvy audition coach."
- Jayne Anne Phillips

"She is also a great teacher, and brings young actors to life by challenging them to match her enthusiasm as equals on the stage. They simply can't resist her sense of humor."
- Paddy Swanson
Artistic Director, Revels


Distinguished Alumna 2003, BU College of Fine Arts. Chosen among 8500 alums for recognition of achievement. Highest honor conferred by the University.
Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence 2004
Elliot Norton Award for Best Actress 1995 for Lost in Yonkers
RNE Award for Best Actress 1997 for The Heiress and Plum Pudding
IRNE Award for Best Actress 2003 for Miss Price and Wit


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