Risa Bramon Garcia

Receptionist (at Ensemble Studio Theater), Waitress, Casting agent
Known for having a keen eye for new talent as a notable Hollywood casting director, Risa Bramon Garcia made her feature directing debut with the 1999 comedy "200 Cigarettes. " Previously, Bramon Garcia (along with ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1955 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Casting (67)

Birdland 1988 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2014 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Casting

Masters of Sex 1988 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2013 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Casting Director

Roseanne 1988 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2014 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Casting

Members Only 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Casting Director

A Gifted Man 2011 (Tv Show)

Casting

Casting By 2011 (Movie)

(Casting Director)

The Cape 2011 (Tv Show)

Casting Director

CSI: New York 2004 - 2006, 2008 (Tv Show)

Casting Director

CSI: Miami 2004 (Tv Show)

Casting Director

First Daughter 2004 (Movie)

(Casting Director)

Garfield 2004 (Movie)

(Casting)

A Guy Thing 2003 (Movie)

(Casting)

Like Mike 2002 (Movie)

(Casting)

Joe Somebody 2001 (Movie)

(Casting)

Sweet November 2001 (Movie)

(Casting)

Slc Punk! 1999 (Movie)

(Casting)

Clay Pigeons 1998 (Movie)

(Casting)

Hard Rain 1998 (Movie)

(Casting Director)

Paulie 1998 (Movie)

(Casting)

Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 (Movie)

(Casting)

The Peacemaker 1997 (Movie)

(Casting)

Flirting With Disaster 1996 (Movie)

(Casting)

Twister 1996 (Movie)

(Casting)

Dead Presidents 1995 (Movie)

(Casting)

How to Make An American Quilt 1995 (Movie)

(Casting)

Golden Gate 1994 (Movie)

(Casting)

Men of War 1994 (Movie)

(Casting)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

(Casting)

Speed 1994 (Movie)

(Casting)

Benny & Joon 1993 (Movie)

(Casting)

Flesh and Bone 1993 (Movie)

(Casting)

Heaven and Earth 1993 (Movie)

(Casting)

The Joy Luck Club 1993 (Movie)

(Casting)

The Vanishing 1993 (Movie)

(Casting)

True Romance 1993 (Movie)

(Casting)

Sneakers 1992 (Movie)

(Casting)

Bright Angel 1991 (Movie)

(Casting)

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

(Casting)

One Good Cop 1991 (Movie)

(Casting)

The Doors 1991 (Movie)

(Casting)

Blue Steel 1990 (Movie)

(Casting)

Jacob's Ladder 1990 (Movie)

(Casting)

Mr. Destiny 1990 (Movie)

(Casting)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

(Casting)

Heavy Petting 1989 (Movie)

(Casting)

January Man 1989 (Movie)

(Casting)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989 (Movie)

(Casting)

Parents 1989 (Movie)

(Casting)

Uncle Buck 1989 (Movie)

(Casting)

Candy Mountain 1988 (Movie)

(Casting)

Mr. North 1988 (Movie)

(Casting)

Promised Land 1988 (Movie)

(Casting)

Stars & Bars 1988 (Movie)

(Casting)

Talk Radio 1988 (Movie)

(Casting)

Angel Heart 1987 (Movie)

(Casting)

Fatal Attraction 1987 (Movie)

(Casting)

Making Mr. Right 1987 (Movie)

(Casting)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

(Casting)

Something Wild 1986 (Movie)

(Casting)

The Whoopee Boys 1986 (Movie)

(Casting)

Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 (Movie)

(Casting)

Cooperstown (TV Show)

Casting

Percy and Thunder (TV Show)

Casting

The Habitation of Dragons (TV Show)

Casting

The Heart of Justice (TV Show)

Casting

The Water Engine (TV Show)

Casting
Director (4)

The Con Artist 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The Twilight Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

A Deadly Secret: The Robert Bierer Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director
Producer (3)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Heaven and Earth 1993 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Grand 1989 - 1991 (TV Show)

Co-Producer
Actor (1)

The Whoopee Boys 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Known for having a keen eye for new talent as a notable Hollywood casting director, Risa Bramon Garcia made her feature directing debut with the 1999 comedy "200 Cigarettes. " Previously, Bramon Garcia (along with casting partner Billy Hopkins) landed Madonna her breakthrough film role in 1985's "Desperately Seeking Susan." The duo were also responsible for getting Macaulay Culkin a substantial part in "Uncle Buck" (1989) and cast Sandra Bullock in her star-making turn in "Speed" (1994). Bramon Garcia worked extensively with Oliver Stone in casting several of his films, a professional relationship that resulted in her serving as associate producer as well as casting director for "Heaven & Earth" (1993) and the following year's "Natural Born Killers." On television, Bramon Garcia was responsible for the casting of the Connors in the popular ABC sitcom "Roseanne" (1988-1997), as well as several other series and specials. Additionally, she was the co-producer of the short-lived NBC comedy "Grand," and directed "A Deadly Secret: The Robert Bierer Story," an 1993 entry in the HBO series of specials "Lifestories: Families in Crisis" that featured Wil Wheaton.

Relationships

George Bramon

Father

Sarah Bramon

Mother
American

Rene Garcia

Husband
married c. 1988

Gracie Garcia

Daughter
born c. May 1997

Sam Garcia

Son
born c. July 1996

EDUCATION

York University

Toronto , Ontario

Milestones

1999

Feature directorial debut, "200 Cigarettes"

1994

Cast Sandra Bullock in her breakthrough role in the actioner "Speed"

1994

Reteamed with Stone as associate producer and casting director for "Natural Born Killers"

1993

Served as associate producer and casting director for Oliver Stone's "Heaven & Earth"

1993

Directed an episode of the HBO special series "Lifestories: Families in Crisis" entitled "A Deadly Secret: The Robert Bierer Story", featuring Wil Wheaton

1990

Co-produced the NBC comedy series "Grand"

1989

Cast Macaulay Culkin in John Hughes' "Uncle Buck", marking his feature debut

1988

Was responsible for casting the principal roles for the successful ABC sitcom "Roseanne"

1984

On first casting assignment, selected Madonna for her breakthrough screen role in "Desperately Seeking Susan"

1983

Began working as a casting director with Billy Hopkins

Began staging plays in her parents' garage as a child

Worked in various capacities at the Ensemble Studio Theater in NYC, eventually serving as producer of the company's annual marathon of one-act plays

After graduating from college, moved to Weehawken, New Jersey

Worked with Oliver Stone, casting several of his films including "Wall Street", "Born on the Fourth of July", "The Doors" and "Talk Radio"

Raised in Montreal, Canada

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