Blake Covington

Actor, Marketing Associate

2007 Alumni


Theater Studies and Business (Marketing), B.A., B.B.A., 2007
Atlanta, GA
Marketing Associate for Waste Integration
Actor with J Pervis Agency (Atlanta), Real People Models and Talent (Birmingham, AL)


Since Emory

Leading a double life as a marketing coordinator by day AND an actor by night/day whenever fortune allows me to book a role in theater/TV/film. Acting career highlights include playing Captain Shang in Disney's Mulan at the Tony Award-Winning Alliance Theatre, and booking a commercial for Moe's Southwest Grill!

Passion job = Actor with J Pervis Talent Agency in Atlanta, GA + actor with Real People Models & Talent in Birmingham, AL

Day job = Currently working as Marketing Associate for Waste Integration, a consulting firm which specializes in developing sustainability initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. As the Marketing Associate, I am responsible for developing creative content for brochures, sales letters, press releases, corporate communications, PowerPoint presentations, and other promotional materials.

Current activities

Member of Actor's Equity Association and the Atlanta Film Festival. In 2011 I starred in a short film, "Laugh", which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2011 and 2012, I starred in two short films, which were selected out of thousands of submissions to premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival. 

Highlights at Emory

Playing Edmund in King Lear under the guidance of the extraordinary Tim McDonough. Playing Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer under the direction of Michael Evenden's brilliant mind. John Ammerman's movement class changed my life. Seriously, Movement for the Actor changed my life. Being a naturally physical actor, John's class awakened all of my inner instincts and physical talent. But more importantly, John helped me learn how to harness my physicality. Also looking back, acting classes and conversations with Lisa Paulsen were absolutely one of the most important foundations for my personal development as an actor and as a person during my time at Theater Emory.

In retrospect

The level of professionalism expected from students in TE productions was extremely helpful in being prepared for the theater world after graduating. More importantly, the people at TE are like a family. What is even better is that they welcome ANYONE who wants to join the family. And once you become a member of that family, you are a member for life. They will help you in any way they can – even years after you have graduated. That kind of unconditional love and generous support is very rare. I will be forever grateful for the kindness offered by the wonderful people involved with TE. And I am so honored to be a member of the TE family. I look forward to giving back to TE as generously as they have given to me, as time goes on.