is an award-winning actress who works bi-coastally on film and television, but her greatest love is the stage and serving the words of great playwrights .  On Broadway and in major regional theaters,  she has been lucky enough to play leads in some magnificent plays,  both classical and modern. On camera, Caryn has worked with many inspiring actors.  (See  Resume,  Reel   or  Press  pages above)


Caryn was last seen on BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION March 16, 2017, shot a THIS IS US episode  opposite the lovely Chrissy Metz in December,  her top of show Guest spot on CHICAGO PD aired on on NBC  November 2017  (see HULU or, and is featured in the indie films THE WRONG MOTHER and DIAMOND SOLES, both currently in post. The Indi fest favorite film I DO  , in which she had a very fun part, is still on On Demand.

As a renowned teacher and coach in both NYC and LA and as guest in schools around the country, she has been privileged to worked with hundreds of courageous, gifted and dedicated actors. If you are looking for Caryn’s teaching site,  Caryn’s Space for Actors  go to  ( New classes begin soon! )

NY TIMES  “Caryn West’s deliciously dejected Sonia” ( in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Hartford Stage)

2014 Connecticut Circle Critics Awards voted Caryn “Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play”   (amidst nominations for very fine actors in the season at Hartford Stage, Yale Rep, Long Wharf, Goodspeed Opera etc)

“Caryn is remarkable as Lane…”  BACKSTAGE WEST  ( THE CLEAN HOUSE / International City Theatre )

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