Actor Couple from Northern Virginia Makes Moves In Hollywood

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News from two up-and-coming actors from small town northern Virginia. Laura Hunter ( and Matt Drago ( take on Hollywood, CA.

Up-and-coming actors Laura Hunter and Matt Drago made their way from Front Royal, VA to Hollywood, CA. Since their cross-country move, they have performed in national and international commercials, television shows, and a string of award-winning independent films. In 2012, they created a production company which launched several successful web series—including a web pilot that was screened at the VidCon 2012 conference in Anaheim, CA. Most recently, Hunter and Drago signed with a theatrical agent at RPM Talent, and a commercial agent at Berman/Sacks Talent Agency.

Before moving to Los Angeles, Hunter and Drago went to college in New York City (at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Marymount Manhattan College, respectively) where they studied acting. Coincidentally, before knowing each other, they both took an advanced film acting class at New York’s T. Screiber Studios with soap opera director Peter Miner. In this class, they were selected as scene parters, and discovered shortly after working together that they had grown up just three blocks away from each other all the way back in small town Front Royal, VA. They have been together ever since.

Both Hunter and Drago attribute much of their love for performing and the arts to the strong foundation provided by their early education in Virginia. Hunter is a graduate of Notre Dame Academy (now Middleburg Academy, Middleburg, VA) and Powhatan School (Boyce, VA.) Drago graduated from Fauquier High School (Warrenton, VA), and was a proud participant in the Virginia Governor’s School in theatre and vocal performance.

Among many upcoming projects, Hunter and Drago are currently working with acclaimed playwright/screenwriter Samantha Macher (also a Virginia native) on an as-yet untitled feature film, based on their mutual experiences growing up in the area, slated to shoot in Northern Virginia in the fall of 2013.

More information on upcoming projects for Hunter and Drago can be found on their official websites: and

About Laura Hunter & Matt Drago

Laura Hunter is an actress, writer, and social media junkie. Hunter has been acting for her entire life, from theatre in the Washington DC area while growing up, to television, indie films, and commercials as a young adult. Online, outside of her own productions, she has been featured in many popular web series, including Lenox Avenue, Digits, and Hillaree the Hillbilly. An alum of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Hunter is a trained performer who has branched into self-created content based on an already-existing passion for the internet. Her first website was featured in Teen‘s All About You magazine in 2000, and she has been “blogging” in one form or another since. Laura was the entertainment contributor for NonSociety and is a blogger/featured contributer for Back Stage, the premiere national publication for actors. Hunter is a proud SAG-AFTRA member.

Matt Drago is an actor, model & a martial artist. Drago grew up working in many regional theatrical productions on the East Coast. He was selected to many acclaimed vocal programs including the Washington Opera Institute (Placido Domingo, artistic director), Virginia’s Governor School & was selected as the featured soloist for The Sound of America European Tour. Drago recently moved from NYC after graduating from Marymount Manhattan College for acting while privately studying with Terry Schreiber & Peter Miner in scene study & film technique. Now in LA, Drago has branched his theatre & acting talents into film, television, modeling, hosting & voice over work. His commitment to creating his own work prompted his own web series, Pick Up Fu as well as various other writing/directing projects. Drago is a proud SAG-AFTRA member.

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