I'm so happy you are visiting my website. I'm grateful I have been able to fulfill my dream of becoming a successful New York City actor. I have been in four Broadway shows (Happy End with Meryl Streep, Inherit the Wind with George C.Scott, Lettice and Lovage with Maggie Smith, and The Light in the Piazza.) I've also been in 10 movies, including Sister Act I and II with Whoopi Goldberg, God's Pocket with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kingpin with Woody Harrelson, and the Coen Brothers movie, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs with James Franco.

I have written 14 plays, including 8 solo shows. My solo show about my hometown in Ohio, Bexley, OH! was produced at New York Theatre Workshop. My other solo shows are about women I admire: Harper Lee, Virginia Woolf, Miep Gies (who helped Anne Frank hide from the Nazis), Willa Cather, Typhoid Mary, Louisa May Alcott, and Agatha Christie. I do these shows at colleges and theatres across the US. My Agatha Christie show is an interactive murder mystery. I performed it to sold-out houses last summer at 59E59th Street and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Prudence Wright Holmes

Prudence with The Coen Brothers

The Coen Brothers

It was a thrill to work with the Coen Brothers on The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. They are such masters of their craft. Thirty years ago, I found out the address of their office. I knocked on the door and gave Ethan Coen my picture and resume and told him I wanted to be in one of his movies. Better late than never!


"You're in the hands of a master storyteller … she is clearly a performer to watch …"
– Associated Press

"absorbing" –NY Times

"Prudence Wright Holmes was very good. A winning performance." –New York Daily News

"Prudence Wright Holmes is outstanding" –Backstage