Fleur Alys Dobbins (née Phillips) is a theatre, film and television actress known for playing an array of heroines roles ranging from humbling, empowering love stories to provocative political comedies. She is also a playwright of the two act play, Home, and a sung through musical, Hushabye - both in development.
She has co-starred opposite Tony Award-winner Bill Irwin in the Broadway production Scapin, Andre De Shields in Gulliver, Kathleen Chalfant in Whistler’s Mummy, and in the first Broadway tour of Blood Brothers with Petula Clark. Her film credits include Yellow (2005), Mr. Pleasant (2010), and The Woman at the Well (2014). Fleur has appeared on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the Indie/Biography Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party, the KTTV television adaptation of The Crucible, and Lifetime's medical drama Strong Medicine.
A proud native of Fort Worth, Texas, Fleur is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University. She continued her training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Her stage debut came earlier in life, with her breakout role as Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird (Scott Theatre). As a child, she studied at Reeder School for Classical Theatre and appeared in numerous stage productions at Casa Mañana and Stage West.
Fleur transitioned from child performer to mature actress in notable regional stage roles including Elle Dunn in Heartbreak House (Theatre 40), Thomasina in Arcadia (Goodman Theatre), and an untraditional Polonius in Hamlet (Bancroft Theatre, London).
Devoted to working with children, Fleur is a certified early childhood music educator with Music Together®. She has directed children’s productions in LA, Texas and New York. Fleur lives in NYC with her husband, Producing Artistic Director, Peter Dobbins.
Fleur recently appeared in the production of Between Men at the Midtown International Theatre Festival where she won the award for Outstanding Actress in a short subject play. She is developed the role of Mary McCarthy in a new play called Deconstruction as well as originated the role of Phyllis Feinberg in The Fight, both by Jonathan Leaf produced by the Storm Theatre Company.
A Good Friend
Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Actress A good friend is a comedy that explores the relationships between women and the need in all of us to please and follow advice being given that may not feel right. Mary Jean is very opinionated and is ready to help Maeve jump back into the dating world by advising her on what she should do for her dating profile video. She only wants to help Maeve, or does she? The world of dating in this fun short actually serves as a parallel to the acting world and the infinite advice actors are given. Actors sometimes follow advice that may not be most helpful to them out of desperation, or because they trust the source so greatly, much like in the world of dating. The moral is of course as Jane Austen once wrote in Mansfield Park, "We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be". Written by Kelsey
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actress 'When the wind blows right, you can pick up a lot of things.' 'Mr. Pleasant' covers one weekend in the life of Red, a college student in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan in the early 1980s. Red, a working-class kid from Detroit, goes to an out-of-town party with his housemates and has a disastrous one-night stand with Robin, the party's host. Stranded by this friends, he must rely on a ride home the next morning from Mary Jean, a gay friend of Robin's. During the ride, he confronts his own prejudices and simplistic worldview and thinks about the aimless, self-destructive life he's been living. As a child, he misread a map and thought 'Mt. Pleasant' was 'Mr. Pleasant.' He'll never make that mistake again. Written by Anonymous
Television (Drama) Actress Dr. Luisa Delgado ran the South Philly Women's Clinic so that poor women could get the medical help they needed. Dr. Dana Stowe did medical research on cancer to help women. Together they now run a women's clinic at Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Hospital to help all women. Written by Dr. Jekyll
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