Lynda Halligan

Lynda Halligan has been working professionally in the entertainment business since she was a teenager. She grew up in Malibu, where seeing celebrities at the grocery store or Little League field was considered relatively normal. At the age of 15, Lynda was approached by a talent manager after performing in a showcase put on by actress Lynda Goodfriend (“Happy Days”). The youngster quickly signed on with her, as well as her first Hollywood agent. Since then, Lynda has made a successful career for herself working in front of and behind the camera.

Shortly after graduating from the University of California, Irvine, Lynda returned to Los Angeles and developed a very thick skin assisting a talent agent at the world-renowned Creative Artists Agency. Lynda always says, “If you can hack it at CAA, you can hack it anywhere.” She then spent a number of years casting feature films and television projects starring big name actors, such as Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Sharon Stone, Bruce Dern, Chris Farley, Steve Carell, James Woods, Martin Lawrence, Matthew Perry, Jason Alexander, Jane Lynch and Kyra Sedgwick. Lynda later went on to become a talent agent, where she represented both children and adults.

An avid writer and entertainment extraordinaire since she was a kid, Lynda decided to put her creative skills to good use and become a television journalist. As a news anchor and host of “Hollywood’s Top Ten,” she interviewed everyone from Hurricane Katrina victims to Senator Bob Dole to Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, but her all-time favorite interview came when she was invited to fly to Florida and sit down with silver screen legend, Burt Reynolds, inside his home for a one-on-one interview. At one point during the lengthy conversation, he stopped everything and told Lynda, “I’ve been interviewed by thousands of reporters over the years… literally thousands… and girl, you really know your stuff!” That was the moment when she finally knew that her virtual volumes of “useless entertainment knowledge” were no longer useless. She will never forget how, after the interview, he took her on a stroll through his makeshift museum of memorabilia pointing out pictures and mementos, and sharing the special stories behind them.

Over the years, Lynda has hosted dozens of other projects and infomercials that air all over the world. She’s also acted as a spokesperson and voiceover artist for companies, such as Disney and Melaleuca. Lynda has even played a newscaster in a number of films.

Early on in her career, Lynda studied Broadcast Journalism at UCLA Extension and attended the Frank N. Magid Institute in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Later, while working at KTTV, the FOX affiliate in L.A., she was able to share her extensive knowledge with broadcasting students as a part-time instructor at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (CSB).

When Lynda’s not working on-set hosting or behind the scenes, she thrives on providing novices the information she wishes she had received when she was first starting out.

Consulting and Coaching

BROADCASTING – Halligan Entertainment offers consulting services to college students looking to lock in a career before graduation, recent college and trade school graduates, business men and women hoping to change industries, as well as news anchors, reporters, producers, writers and hosts needing assistance getting to the next level. We cater each service specifically to the needs of each individual client. This can include detailed notes on improving their reel, composing or rewriting resumes and cover letters, offering advice about various markets and the business in general, contacting news directors on their behalf and providing guidance on hair, make-up, wardrobe and voice technique. We can work with them in person or online.

ACTING – Halligan Entertainment also coaches actors for upcoming auditions to greatly improve your chances of getting a callback and ultimately, the job. If you live in Orange County, this can save you a lot of time not having to drive to Los Angeles for coaching. If you live farther away, video conferencing is available.

PRICING – Our consulting services are extremely affordable considering the experience, expertise and excellence we provide. For an exact price, please call or email us and explain your individual needs.


Lynda Halligan

Halligan Entertainment

(323) 687-4465


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