Christopher Abram Raheb

Christopher Abram Raheb



My road in life has taken me all over.
In 2003, the U.S. was starting to ramp up military action in Iraq, and I decided to enlist.
I was only a junior in high school, so I had to graduate and turn 18 before I could actually serve.
Two weeks after graduating from high school, I started boot camp.
I served in the Marine Corps Active Reserve while I was simultaneously taking college classes.
I went into active duty in 2006 and was deployed to Somalia.
When I came home, I went back to school at the University of California, Irvine.
After graduating from UCI, I didn't really have anything lined up in terms of jobs or grad school.
I took that opportunity to dive right into the world of acting, which has always been my passion.
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High School
Aliso Niguel High School
Political Science and Government, General
University of California-Irvine
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
University of California-Irvine
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
University of California-Irvine
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
New York Film Academy
Emergency Medical Technician



I am a freelancer in the entertainment industry, pursuing my primary passion of acting.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

A typical day at work involves a lot of waiting and a lot of prep time. My day actually starts the night before; that's when I'm going back over my lines, making sure I understand the script and the story, making sure I know where my audition will be held, etc. I want to be ready for any situation so I don't have any unnecessary stress when I'm reading my lines. Once on set, I'll visit hair, makeup, wardrobe, and props to get totally ready for the role, and then the day of acting truly begins.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

In the entertainment world, getting a job is less about your qualifications, and more about who you are as a person and a worker: punctuality is key, having a positive attitude is key, discipline is key. My military service laid a great foundation: I make sure that I carry out all of my work as a hybrid between a Marine and an employee of the Ritz-Carlton. You want to be a really hard-worker, but you also need to be warm and welcoming so that people will want to continue to work with you.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Study the discipline that's most relevant to your pursuit, and most relevant to what you want to be, whether it's acting for film or stage, or going into producing or directing.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:



The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You? A Marine? An actor? You're crazy."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant