University of Notre Dame
San Diego City College
I am an actor, a host, and a performer. Singing, dancing, acrobatics: I'll do it all.
My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Day to Day
I start my day on set and I'm in my element, preparing for my scenes. Then I get to play full-out in my craft, in my character, along with my fellow actors. On a great day, I get to collaborate with a group of talented individuals, directors and crew who are at the top of their craft, and who can teach me a lot about their experiences.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
You should continue taking classes; like any craft, if you don't use it, you lose it. You have to stay connected to your instrument and keep exercising your acting muscle. You also have to stay healthy; you are your own instrument, so it's really important to take care of your body and mind. Address anything that's going on in your mind, and take care of your mental health so that you can show up to the job and be open and in control of your emotions.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for college students
The most important thing you can do is get into an acting class. If you're getting a degree, you can study whatever floats your boat, but make sure you incorporate some theater or on-camera training to develop your technical skills. Junior college is a great resource to teach you a specific skill, like acting, rather than giving you a broad degree. But know that it's equally important to have a wide range of knowledge and experiences that you'll be able to draw upon later on down the road.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:
The Noise I Shed
"You're new here; you don't know what you're talking about."