Based in Brooklyn, New York, Devan Mickell Gallagher is a Meisner trained actor and recent graduate of the William Esper Studio's two-year program. In addition to two-years of rigorous study in the Meisner technique under Bruce McCarty, Devan has training in movement, voice and speech, stage combat, and audition technique (with other teachers including Nancy Mayans, Patricia Fletcher, Ted Morin, Jules Helm, Joe Pisapia, and Deb Jackel). Devan recently appeared as lead in The Golden Goose (Jessica), Finding Amelia (Kate), and Love Letters Made Easy (Anna, Maureen) with The AlphaNYC at the Roebuck Theater, and her classwork has included roles ranging from Shakespeare and Shaw to Oscar Wilde and David Ives.
She is currently co-writing / creating a sci-fi farcical play as well a social thriller web series and will be filming The Five in Merseyside (a sci-fi meets spaghetti western directed by Trifon Dimitropoulos) later this summer (supporting).
A D1 varsity soccer player while at Vanderbilt University (SEC), as well as a competitive cyclist (with previous sponsorships from Volume Bikes, Red Bull, and Bern Unlimited, among others), Devan is a multi-dimensional athlete with other skills including snowboarding, yoga, and horseback riding.
Favorite directors include (but are not limited to) Michel Gondry, Charlie Kaufman, Sofia Coppola, and Wes Anderson. Passionate about television and its unique opportunity for long-form character development, Devan is eager to get to work on the next hit AMC or Netflix series. And as a self-professed sci-fi geek with a particular love for all things Star Trek, Devan especially looks forward to one day taking her seat in the captain's chair.