How to become an actress.

Many women wonder how to become an actress. We will give you some useful information to get your career career started.

The most important things you must need on your quest to becoming a successful actress are talent, passion and patience. Your passion for the job must be matched by your ability to be able to exercise patience and wait for your big break. Your perseverance and commitment is absolutely essential, and when your time does come, you will be grateful that you showed these virtues.

Before you start on your journey to becoming an actress, you need to be absolutely certain that this is the career path you want to take. Most people assume that at the moment they decide to become an actress or actor, work will come by easy and by the dozen. This is not the case, as the journey to becoming a successful actor is a very long and hard one. Once you have decided that you want to become an actress, it is time to familiarize yourself with what exactly it is that the job entails.

You should learn all there is to know about being an actress, the responsibilities you will have once you become one, the types of activities you will have to undertake such as enrolling in acting school and applying for auditions on a regular basis. Becoming an actress usually means you will be aware of a lot of competition. You have to make sure you will be noticed, because many others might be in line for the same role. Know why they should pick you! You may also have to make a lot of sacrifices, or maybe they will be opportunities. Quitting your job or moving to another city can be a realistic option.

Chances of a casting director bumping in to you at the local supermarket and offering you the lead role in the production of your dreams are very slim so get yourself out there and do some self advertising. Start applying for auditions, to enrol in an acting school, get to know people in the acting industry. Their is more you can do to become an actress. Let your passion for the job be evident in the coverletters you will write. Get some audition experience and build your confidence. Work in small productions and get your feet wet! There really is nothing like experience.

Your networking skills are extremely vital when you want to become an actress. Making friends with other budding actors and actresses will allow you to get yourself established and make a name for yourself, building a foundation on which you can develop and branch out. Let them know that you want to become an actress. The more friends you have in the acting industry, the more your chances are of finding out about auditions and maybe even being recommended for some roles!

It is also a very good idea to learn about the acting industry as a whole, what is the point of being a one-dimensional actress when you are able to learn everything about the industry you would like to work in? Learn about the roles of casting agents, directors and producers. Learn about the art of stage productions and filmmaking, this will undoubtedly help your acting.

Another important thing about becoming an actress is that in this job, you are for the most part, entirely in charge of what you do; so if you don’t take it upon yourself to seek work, you will not get it. So get out there, show passion and be patient.

Making it in Hollywood

Take a look at this DVD

Making It In Hollywood with Tab Hunter (Actor), Sally Kirkland (Actor), Frank Cavestani (Director)

Watch this DVD and see what working in Hollywood requires. You might find some interesting tips on things you were struggling on!


"Only a great actor finds the difficulties of the actor's art infinite." - Ellen Terry


Here is another tip:

If anything stand in front of a mirror and practice various poses and expressions and think about how they make you feel and how you would feel seeing someone else doing it.