Peggy Schott is a native of New Orleans working as a film, television, commercial and stage actor based in Austin, Texas.
Peggy performed in high school with the theater department at Jesuit New Orleans. After many years working as a graphic designer, in small business, non-profit work, and raising children, she returned to her love of acting in her mid-40s.
In just a few years Peggy has performed lead roles in stage plays and many short films, had supporting or principal roles in several features and appeared in series. A notable theatrical role was as historical figure Varina Davis in the original stage production of “Sisters Under the Skin”. In films Peggy has performed in scenes opposite Tye Sheridan, Imogen Poots, and a young McKenna Grace. She appears in features that have premiered at SXSW, Sundance and Cannes including Annie Silverstein’s “Bull”. Peggy’s series work includes the recurring role of Tess on AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” and as series regular Becky Travis on Amazon Prime’s “Vindication”.
Peggy is a versatile performer known for her dramatic roles as well as comedic characters in genres from historic to horror to stoner to faith-based.
Peggy has also taken the opportunity to learn about the film industry behind the camera working in the casting department on Terrence Malick’s “Song to Song”, as extras casting director for A.J. Edward's "Age Out", as a producer of music videos and short films, an assistant director and recently directed her first short film "Laurie's Poem" starring Avi Lake of Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”.
Goal: To work with talented, dedicated people on quality, meaningful, enjoyable projects.
Peggy is married and has 3 children.