Almost a year to the day after graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and leaving her hometown of Omaha for Los Angeles, Lindsay Seim landed a major role in her first feature film California Dreaming. She co-starred with Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall, News Radio), Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, Caroline in the City), Vicki Lewis (News Radio) & Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement.)
Her next project was the BAFTA/LA Student Film Award-winning AFI film, The Sunday Man, with Broadway’s Annie Potts (Designing Women) & Peter Coyote (Erin Brokovich, The 4400.) She then appeared in the independent “Hip-Hopera” feature Caught on Tape (Lionsgate) starring Vivica A. Fox (Curb Your Enthusiasm) Kel Mitchell (Keenan & Kel) & rapper Sticky Fingaz (Blade.)
She returned to her Nebraska roots to perform as a Guest Artist in Residence in the Nebraska Repertory Theatre’s production of Mary Zimmerman’s The Metamorphoses. Upon completing her residency, Seim was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of UNL’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.
During her brief return to Nebraska, she also co-starred in the Ted Lange (The Love Boat) -directed family drama For Love of Amy (Vanguard) with John Beasley (Everwood, Treme.) The film screened at the Director’s Guild of America & was shown in competition at several festivals, including the Pan African Film Festival in Culver City.
Lindsay Seim has performed in numerous Los Angeles theatre productions, including her LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award- nominated role as Sabrina in Rose Martula’s Salsa Saved the Girls. Other favorite roles include playing heroine Kate Hardcastle in the Culver City Public Theatre’s production of She Stoops to Conquer, originating the role of aspiring musician Merryl in Joanclair Richter’s world-premiere play, It’s Good 2 Be Crazy, produced at The Hudson Guild Theatre, and playing ditzy secretary Cherisa in New Leaf Endeavors’ world-premiere comedy The Laughing Cow.
Seim has appeared in several national commercials, including spots for Mazda, Axe, Sports Authority & The National Asthma Foundation. She has been a featured guest on the Screen Actor’s Guild webseriesActor’s Entertainment and has worked with two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer/director Janusz Kaminski (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan) on multiple occasions. He directed her in a guest spot on the NBC drama, The Event and in his independent film American Dream.
Seim has had guest-starring and recurring roles on webseries Nerdterns (The Nerdist Channel), MPGIS’ The Trisha Show, Poop Notice (Pat Finn, Peter Breitmayer), Quitters, Upside of Down and Lucky 13. In 2012, she starred in director/producer Jim Valdez’s (Guys Night) family drama Time to Shine. She re-teamed with him again in 2013 for family comedy Zoey to the Max starring Amy Smart (Just Friends) and Grant Bowler (True Blood).
In 2013, she co-starred with Patrick Wilson (Watchmen), Rose Byrne (Damages), Barbara Hershey (Black Swan), Lin Shaye (There’s Something About Mary) and Jocelin Donahue (The House of the Devil) in James Wan’s (Saw) Insidious: Chapter 2 (BlumHouse). She also appeared in Matthew Gudernatch’s LA Comedy Shorts Fest official selection Head Over Heels and in director Gary Ravenscroft’s Noir They Killed Him Dead. In addition, she appeared in Patrik-Ian Polk’s (Noah’s Arc) indie drama Blackbird starring Academy Award-winner Mo’Nique (Precious) and Isaiah Washington (Blue Sapphire.) Blackbird premiered as the centerpiece of the 2014 Pan African Film Festival’s closing night gala.
Lindsay is an avid runner and Bar Method addict, and mentors with the Young Storyteller’s Foundation. YSF is a fantastic volunteer organization dedicated to developing literacy through the art of screenwriting. Its mission is to inspire young people to discover the power of their own unique voices. It’s an awesome group!