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Before anyone considers a career in acting, the main question many young performers have is how to become an actor in the first place! First, you need training. This can come in the form of acting college, training seminars, or even one-on-one personal coaching. Give yourself an ample amount of time to hone your craft. By the most general standards, that would be approximately one year of intense training.
After training, invest in a good set of headshots. You don't need to break the bank, but do try to select a photographer whose work looks professional to you. A great place to find photographers is at the photo printing houses that with reproduce your headshots for you. You can look these places up online.
Next, you'll need a resume. At this point in your career, high school productions are acceptable to list as experience, provided you are under the age of 25. Now, if you don't have a lot (or any) experience, list your educational background. This counts, especially if you've trained at a prestigious school or with a great teacher.
Now you're ready to start auditioning!
|Sheri Ann Richerson|