Living and Giving


Actress, Improviser, Dancer and Singer

Pamela Hawley is one of the best improvisers I\’ve ever seen. She focuses 90% of her acting skills on only improv and is absolutely  Brilliant. She engages with energy, spirit, and a level of daring and bravery one rarely sees. She combines intellect, integrity and emotion, and she\’s one of our strongest character actresses, able to play someone 30 years younger or 60 years older.  High energy or the subtlest touch.  I\’ve seen her in sketches on the Groundlings stage and in a fully improvised long-form musical.  A must see, for any director wanting to work with an improv actress who listens and responds perfectly in the moment with her partner.

Peter Samuelson
Producer \”Revenge of the Nerds\”, \”Wilde\”, \”Arlington Road\”, \”Tom and Viv.\”

Pamela Hawley is an accomplished actress, improviser, dancer and singer with over 100 performances in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles.   Pamela\’s expertise is as an experienced character actor.  One of her areas of excellence is shortform improv/sketches, and longform plays. Her experience ranges from solo and group singing, voiceovers, sketch, theatre and television. She has also performed with the award-winning Opening People\’s Minds (OPM).  Her OPM team performance won the award for Best Sketch Comedy in 2009 at the San Francisco Fringe Fest 2009, garnering praise from reviewers such as LA Weekly. As part the improv group Fosse Posse (based on choreographer Bob Fosse), she performed 40-minute improvised musicals, winning 9 out of 10 competitive shows.  She is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade; at the advanced level of writing with The Second City Los Angeles; BATS improv player and has trained at The Groundlings, in their Performance Track. Pamela is represented by STARS Agency.
Pamela donates a portion of every show’s proceeds to UniversalGiving™, a global non-profit. UniversalGiving™ ( helps people give and volunteer with the top-performing organizations all over the world and has been featured on NBC News, the homepage of,,, the Wall Street Journal. She has been invited to the White House on three occasions, is a Jefferson Award winner (the Nobel Prize for Community Service) and an Expert Blogger on CSR for Fast Company.
Pamela Hawley\’s website:
COUGAR CHAMPS, Groundlings Performance, Los Angeles.  This is a two-minute sketch performance I wrote and performed in at Groundlings, called Cougar Champs.
The Fully Improvised Musical, SWEET SENSATIONS!  Pamela Hawley is one of the lead actress in this fully improvised musical. Enjoy this global intrigue as the goofy detectives take on the greatest Drug Dealer in Mexico and his \’sweets\’ factory dealing in \”Cocahina.\”   This scene is an excerpt where Pamela performs numerous character-switching, accents, and impromptu dancing-singing scenes. The full play is below, on Vimeo. You can watch it here:

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