Carrie Paff works nationally and internationally as an actress, educator and corporate communication consultant. She has served Stand & Deliver clients such as Cisco, Genentech, UBS, American Express, Shire, Stanford’s GSB and Swiss Re, helping people find their authentic voices by encouraging them to leap beyond their comfort zone and live in possibility. She is the proud cofounder of StageWrite, a thriving non-profit building literacy through theater with inner-city elementary schoolchildren, and has taught theater as a means of empowerment from San Francisco to New York City, Greece, and Seoul, Korea.
Recently, she led workshops in innovation and design thinking with the Top 500 Poland Group at Stanford. In addition to 15 years of leading roles in regional theater, she appeared with Joan Rivers in her autobiographical show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in London, and starred in the Off-Broadway production of Ideation, which received a Critic’s Pick from The New York Times. She can be heard in Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, as Lurleane—a not so good dinosaur—and in Finding Dory.
Carrie holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Women's Studies with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master's degree in Educational Theatre from New York University.