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Brian Abbott Makeup Artist        

 
 

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LISEY'S STORY • Department Head

Warner Bros / Bad Robot:• Director: Pablo Larrain
Cast: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joan Allen, Dane DeHaan

MADAM SECRETARY • Department Head

CBS • Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 • Directors: Morgan Freeman, Eric Stoltz, Dennie Gordon, James Whitmore Jr.

Cast: Tea Leoni, Tim Daly, Zeljko Ivanek, Bebe Neuwirth, Patina Miller, Keith Carradine

 

 

HOSTAGES • Department Head

CBS • Season 1 •Directors: Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Henry Bronchtein, S.J. Clarkson, Matt Earl Beesley, Phil Abraham

Cast: Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott, Tate Donovan, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Rhys Coiro, Larry Pine

 

 

SMASH • Department Head

NBC • Season 2 • Directors: Craig Zisk, Dan Lerner, David Petrarca, Michael Morris, Larry Shaw

Cast: Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Jack Davenport, Jennifer Hudson  

 

 

UNFORGETTABLE • Department Head & Key Makeup Artist

CBS • Season 1 & 2 • Directors: Niels Arden Oplev, John Coles, Oz Scott, Peter Werner 

Cast: Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh, Jane Curtin, Dallas Roberts, Tawny Cypress, Michael Gaston, Kevin Rankin, Daya Vaidya

 

 

ARE WE THERE YET? • Department Head

TBS • Season 1 • Director: Ali LeRoi

Cast: Ice Cube, Terry Crews, Essence Atkins, Keesha Sharp, Telma Hopkins

 

 

THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE • Department Head

CW • Season 1 • Directors: Michael Lehmann, Sanford Bookstaver, Jeremiah S. Chechik, Norman Buckley 

Cast: Mischa Barton, Sarah Paxton, Corbin Bleu, Elle MacPherson

 

 

CANTERBURY’S LAW • Department Head

FOX • Season 1 • Directors: Jace Alexander, Tim Busfield, Rosemary Rodriguez

Cast: Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Keith Robinson, Ben Shenkman, Trieste Dunn 

 

 

FILM

JOHN WICK 3 • Personal Make-up Artist to Anjelica Huston

Lionsgate • 2019 • Director: Chad Stahelski • Producers: Basil Iwanyk, John R. Saunders

SALVATION BOULEVARD • Key Make-up Artist

Mandalay Vision • 2011 • Director: George Ratliff • Producers: Peter Fruchtman, Celine Rattray

Cast: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Pierce Brosnan, Ed Harris, Marisa Tomei

 

 

THE TEMPEST • Prosthetic Make-up Artist to Mr. Hounsou

Miramax Films • 2010 • Director: Julie Taymor • Producers: Robert Chartoff, Lynn Hendee, Jason K. Lau

Cast: Helen Mirren, Dijmon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Chris Cooper

 

 

CHOOSE • Department Head

The 7th Floor • 2010 • Director: Marcus Graves • Producers: Allen Bain, Jesse Scolaro, Kate White

Cast: Kevin Pollak, Bruce Dern, Katheryn Winnick, Nicholas Tucci, Kate Nauta

 

 

NYC UNDERGROUND • Department Head
Garbus Kroupa Entertainment • 2010 • Director: Jessy Terrero • Producers: Paul Hall

Cast: Arielle Kebbel, Sean Faris, Dania Ramirez, Evan Ross, Crystal Hunt

 

 

THE PERFECT AGE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL • Co-Department Head 

Red Hawk Films • 2009 • Director: Scott Rosenbaum • Producers: Neil Carter

Cast: Peter Fonda, Kevin Zegers, Jason Ritter, Lukas Haas, Taryn Manning

 

 
LITTLE NEW YORK • Department Head

Open City Films • 2009 • Director: James DeMonaco • Producers: Pascal Caucheteux, Sebastien Lemercier

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Seymour Cassel, Julianne Nicholson 

 

 

MATTERS OF THE HEART • Department Head

Plum Pictures • 2008 • Director: Tracey Hecht • Producers: Pamela Hirsch, Galt Niederhoffer, Celine Rattray

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Lynn Collins, Amy Smart, Rashida Jones, Fred Weller

 

 

FEEL THE NOISE • Key Make-Up Artist- NY Unit

Nuyorican Productions • 2007 • Director: Alejandro Chomski • Producers: Simon Fields, Jennifer Lopez

Cast: Rosa Arredondo, Omarion Grandberry, Giancarlo Esposito

 

 

WATCHING THE DETECTIVES • Department Head

Plum Pictures • 2007 • Director: Paul Soter • Producers: Galt Niederhoffer, Celine Rattray

Cast: Lucy Liu, Cillian Murphy, Jason Sudeikis, Callie Thorne, Heather Burns

 

 

GRACIE • Department Head

Elevation Filmworks • 2007 • Director: Davis Guggenheim • Producers: Davis Guggenheim, Andrew Shue, Elisabeth Shue

Cast: Carly Schroeder, Dermot Mulroney, Elisabeth Shue, Andrew Shue

 

 

BROKEN ENGLISH • Department Head

HDNet Films • 2007 • Director: Zoe Cassavetes • Producers: Andrew Fierberg, Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente

Cast: Parker Posey, Melvil Poupaud, Drea de Matteo

 

 

BEAUTIFUL OHIO • Department Head

Accomplice Films • 2006 • Director: Chad Lowe • Producers: Mark Burton, Hilary Swank

Cast: William Hurt, Rita Wilson, Michelle Trachtenberg, Julianna Margulies, Brett Davern

 

 

BEER LEAGUE • Department Head

Identity Films • 2006 • Director: Frank Sebastiano • Producers: Anthony Mastromauro, Artie Lange

Cast: Artie Lange, Ralph Macchio, Tina Fey, Cara Buono, Anthony DeSando

 

 

FALLING FOR GRACE • Department Head

Off Hollywood Pictures • 2006 • Director: Fay Ann Lee • Producers: Stephanie Wang, Carl Rumbaugh

Cast: Gale Harold, Fay Ann Lee, Lewis Black, Christine Baranski, Cindy Cheung

 

 

JAILBAIT • Department Head

Belladonna Productions • 2004 • Director: Brett C. Leonard • Producers: Rene Bastian, Corbin Day, Linda Moran

Cast: Michael Pitt, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Laila Robins, David Zayas 

 

 

ADDITIONAL MAKE­UP WORK

  • CITY ON A HILL

  • THE UNDOING

  • GOSSIP GIRL

  • THE DICTATOR

  • THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3

  • ANAMORPH

  • THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY

  • RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP

  • LAW AND ORDER

  • 30 ROCK 

  • NEW AMSTERDAM

  • DIRTY SEXY MONEY 

  • CONVICTION 

  • SIX DEGREES 

  • BORED TO DEATH

 

 

 

As a professional TV and film makeup artist from New York, I have 17+ years in the industry.  Starting out in independent films, I then moved into television series for CBS, FOX, HBO, NBC and Apple TV, as well as Studio films for Warner Bros and Lionsgate.

 

I have gained a reputation for being a consummate professional in the artistry of makeup design. Working on TV series and films such as "Lisey's Story, John Wick 3," "Madam Secretary," "Smash," "Gracie" and "Broken English."  

 

On two early films "Gracie" and "Beautiful Ohio," I brought my capacity for thorough and authentic period research to these films, each taking place in small town America in the 1970's.

 

On "Smash", I embraced the glamour and beauty of "the Great White Way" and the challenge of designing the three musicals within the series, with very specific looks for each character. Beginning with "Bombshell" a 1950's inspired "Marilyn" musical, then the contemporary, gritty urban look of "Hit List,"  followed by the 17th century French fashions of "Liasons".

 

I continue to study and learn from my craft, keeping up to date on new techniques, tools and products, ensuring my works remains fresh.

 

"Everyday is an opportunity to learn something new and I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love."  Brian 

 

 

 

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