First Steps to Becoming an Actor

by Aimee Mitchell

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Becoming an actor isn't rocket science, nor is it easy. But becoming an actor can be accomplished if you have a grasp of what lies ahead of you down your acting career path.

I've been in show business a long time. And in my time I've seen many budding actors fail at the first hurdle they face because, lets be honest here, there are no clearly defined rules and very few 'How To' guides that outline what to do, what not to do, and all of the in-betweens of becoming a successful, working actor. Because there is no clear path to becoming an actor, many who wish to pursue an acting career struggle at finding work and locating jobs, and then eventually give up on their dream. I'm here to tell you that you don't have to give up on your acting dream, you just have to be smarter about how you go about obtaining your dream. Becoming an actor isn't rocket science, nor is it easy. But becoming an actor can be accomplished if you have a strong grasp of what lies ahead of you down your acting career path.

Feel free to read this article with an open mind, because that's how I've written this piece. I've started at the beginning with how you should commence your acting career and how to get yourself known in the trade. Remember, there aren't any hard and fast rules to follow but there are untold traditions that continue in the acting business today. Your journey to becoming an actor will be much easier once you learn about the film industry and what's worked for other beginning actors like yourself. So take some time to read this article and the others on this web site before jumping into acting with both feet.

Getting Started
First things first - you need to sell yourself. Promote, network, and promote yourself some more. Starting out, you probably won't have a talent agent, manager or other form or representation. That's okay. Every actor begins working on their own and at the earliest stages of your acting career, you won't need an agent. However, even if you've already signed with a talent agent these rules still apply to you.

All actors, whether signed with a talent agent or not, still need to carry out self-promotion. You can't depend solely on your agent. Your agent surely has other clients who are just as talented and willing as you. Therefore, you must make yourself stand out. Instead of waiting around for a call from your agent, go out, meet people, network and tell others about yourself. And don't think that just because you spent four years studying acting and drama that you will instantly be considered over someone else for a role. It doesn't work quite like that so please, read on...

There are a couple ways to self-promote and they depend upon who you're marketing yourself to. You can market yourself to talent agents and also to casting directors. Like I stated above, talent agents are not necessary at the beginning stages of your career. So let's start with marketing yourself to casting directors.

Self-Promote to Casting Directors
You want to grab the attention of casting directors because they have the power to hire you and offer you acting work. The more you perform for numerous casting directors and casting associates, the more opportunity you will have to be cast in their productions. But as simple as that sounds, you can't just show up to a casting director's office unannounced and perform.

In order to be seen by a casting director or casting associate, you need to attend an open casting call, audition or actor's showcase. Every time you attend an open casting call, audition or actor's showcase, you'll be performing in front of a casting director and a panel of casting associates, producers, directors and other various filmmakers. These people judge your performance, evaluate your acting abilities, and ultimately cast you in their productions.

So where do you find these all-important casting calls and auditions? Start by looking online for casting notices, auditions, and events that are going on in your area. Most of the free audition web sites are inundated by spam and junk casting and audition notices. Therefore, your best bet is to register with a reputable casting web site. My personal choice is With you can preview the latest casting notices for free and are only asked to register if and when you find a casting call that interests you. Even then, the registration fee is so low it's silly not to register.

In addition to online, check classifieds for any audition notices and attend as many as possible.

Go to all of the auditions you find. Don't pass on unpaid acting jobs because they can still prove to be extremely valuable. With each job (unpaid jobs, too) you can add to your resume and build up your online profile. Plus, the auditions and unpaid roles will give you first hand and on-the-job experience and training. Remember, never stop learning!

Even when you are on a job, don't quit looking for your next one. You can find out about up coming auditions just by being around others on-set or backstage. You'll meet interesting people on each job and when taking a break or after the day's work you'll have time to talk and network. There is a very good chance you'll get some valuable information about other jobs and roles from the people you work with.

Self-Promote to Talent Agents
As a beginning actor you won't need an agent. But as you progress in your acting career, you'll find a time when it will help to have an agent. To find an agent, you'll have to self-promote. In this case, you'll have to introduce yourself to talent agents by mailing them your professional headshot, well rounded acting resume, and concise cover letter.

To begin, do your homework and research exactly where the offices of talent agents and agencies are located. You can search online for talent agents and agencies but if you have difficulties locating any in your area, the web site I recommended above ( provides a comprehensive list of SAG-AFTRA talent agents and extras casting agents and agencies.

After you've found several agents or agencies in your area, try to find out who is and isn't accepting submission materials. When possible, don't send any materials until you know that the agent is accepting them. This step can save you lots of time and money.

For those talent agents that are accepting submission materials, find out if they actually want to see your resume; at this point they may only be interested in receiving postcards with a little detail. Ask what they need from you and send it.

Also, a talent agent doesn't want to see too much information crammed onto your resume - it needs to look neat and professional, plus has to be easy to read (think of how many they'll have to read!). If you have too much information, your resume may be tossed out and replaced by another which is far more pleasing to the eye. Send your materials in a neat, large envelope, anything grubby will look like you don't care what image of yourself you present.

Another point; make sure that everything you send out has no spelling errors, is grammatically correct, and most importantly has your headshot attached to the back of it. Add your contact details including your telephone, mobile number and email address. Do not include your social security details as this info will not be required until you get the job.

Finally, don't forget to include a short cover letter to introduce yourself. Keep it brief, all your work history and skills and abilities lists are already on your resume. But although it's brief, try to personalize each cover letter you send. This may be difficult to do, but if you happened to attend the same school as the agent or are friends with one of their other clients, mention this in your letter. Try to be friendly and casual but also professional, too.

Follow up those resumes you've sent out by calling the agents or sending out chasing postcards. Once you are up to around forty to fifty follow-ups per week, you really are focusing properly and are more likely to be seen by your next potential talent agent.

However, keep in mind that very often, after you've sent your materials, you may never hear back from those agents. Many agents receive so many resumes they just can't respond to everyone. If you aren't getting responses then it may just be that it's the wrong time for certain talent agents. Don't let this stop you. Keep going. Rejection is all part of building your experience.

Whatever form of self-promotion you decide to do, remember to keep with it and follow through. Treat your acting efforts as if you were running your own home business because ultimately, you are. You're in a high-stakes business to sell yourself. So go out there and get some customers!
Aimee Mitchell is an acting coach, short story author, community theater director and playwright. She has spent the better part of her adult life working with young actors and actresses.

Copyright © Aimee Mitchell. All rights reserved. Used with permission of the author. Not to be reproduced or distributed.
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hello i hope ur all doing great my name is daniel short for..danny i would like someday to become a star of the film industry because it gives me a chance to inspire myself on what i like to do and that is acting i really admire leonardo dicaprio alot and would like to have his acting skills one day so please contact me

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Posted by salma (2010-03-09) 2416

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hello,i am 16 years old and i want to be an actress.i live in greece and i plan to study drama abroad,in England!i just want to know is it as hard as they say it is?is there any chance?

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Hello, im 10 years old i want to become an actor or supermodel. i live in N.Y. i would love to be on disney channel. i have a great personality. If ur sad i will make u happy in 2 sec. choose me 2 b r actor. Thankyou Have a Nice Day

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will you send me emails of where i can try out for parts in a movie?

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Hi, I might just be dreaming for I have no schooling but I would like to become I model/actress. I am 23 years old. A hard worker. Just need help poingting me in the right direction and I will do my best to get there. I feel like I am drowning here in Montevideo, Minnesota and I feel like I could do more somewhere else. You have good advice. Havent read all of ur sections but I will I want to learn all I can. I will di almost what ever I have to. I just hope I am not coming into it to late. Well, if you have any helpful advice for me send my way, I will sure appreciate it. Thanks!

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hi,i am 12 years old and for 2 years i've been watching Selena Gomez an Demi lavoto and i really want to become an actress but the only thing standing in my way is that nobody supports me and i live in Tyler Texas(a very small town.)i'm not experianced.I am ready to go though.By the time i summer comes i want to convence or at least someone take me to hollywood to full fill my dream of becoming an actress and start 7th grade there.So prettyplease, please ,please contact me.
TANKYOU,Baylie Buckholtz!!!!!!!

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i really want to be an actor

Posted by ajay kumar (2009-12-26) 2252

i want to an actor ain't mean i want to be in t.v but as a career .govt job is not the only one but i hope that acting will be my job someday as my gifted talent.i m focused and i belief in myself.

Posted by joyyzzzzzzz (2009-12-02) 2223

I am passionate about being an actor! I am currently 21yrs. old. I joined the military in order to "Find My Own Way" but at the end of the day, acting is the thing that makes me feel blissful! That's how I know this is what I wanna do. My concerns are have I waited to late, it appears that most if not all schools are looking for younger kids who have not yet finished grade school. I have not had any drama or acting classes outside of school, but I am currently searching for schools in my area. I have made the decision to move to LA when my contract is over with the military, to persue acting full time.

Posted by Antonio (2009-12-01) 2222

oops! made a mistake i want to be an actress not an you can see in my other comment.

Posted by Melissa (2009-11-30) 2219

I really want to be an actor. I can fake cry and have conversations with others.I can talk about sad things and i will fake cry.I have tricked my brothers that i have heart myself and start crying and my brothers would start getting worried and don't know what to do.Then i will just start laughing and so would they.I'm 13 years turning 14 on February 19.i really hope you can contact me .

Posted by Melissa (2009-11-30) 2218

Hi. I'm 14 yrs. old and I want to be an actor. Although that is probably very obvious, because thats why i'm here. I live in a small town and I just started taking acting lessons, like, 3 weeks ago. I have wanted to be an actress for awhile... Just no one was doing any muiscials a few years ago. I don't have any experince yet, but I will try to get in some muiscials. My acting teacher said I did really good for someone whos never done it before the first time I went. My friends also say I can sing. I am not snobby although people say I'm pretty. Can you please contact me, I need some tips on what I can do.

Posted by Elizabeth (2009-10-10) 2137

Hi. I'm 14 yrs. old and I want to be an actor. Although that is probably very obvious, because thats why i'm here. I live in a small town and I just started taking acting lessons, like, 3 weeks ago. I have wanted to be an actress for awhile... Just no one was doing any muiscials a few years ago. I don't have any experince yet, but I will try to get in some muiscials. My acting teacher said I did really good for someone whos never done it before the first time I went. My friends also say I can sing. I am not snobby although people say I'm pretty.

Posted by Elizabeth (2009-10-10) 2136

i have always wanted to be an actor ever since i was 17 and currently in highschool i play so many sports such as basketball and lacrosse but i just want to pursue something different..this is my dream i want to be an actor and will do anything to achieve my dream

Posted by jake higgins (2009-08-19) 1984

My name is Melissa and I am 15 years old and have decided to become an actress. I dream to be in movies, not because of the fame but because of the experiences I would achieve. The problem is that I have no acting experience and I don't know how to get started. And I my parents don't really support my decision to become an actress. I live in a small town where I can't find any acting classes. So if you don't mind giving me a few tips to help me get started and be successful.
Thank you very much, Melissa.

Posted by Melissa (2009-07-11) 1760

hi i like to be an actore please help me to be an actore

Posted by nour manoun (2009-07-03) 1717

Well, hello my name is Josue i'm 19 years old, i want to become a movie actor is not because the fame, is because i love acting i always dream to be in a movie, i have pshysical condition but that is not going to stop the fact that i will become a movie star. I was in some of school plays so i have a little expirience. So if you can help me i will appreciate. Thanks

Posted by Josue Perez (2009-06-30) 1696

help me to be an actor

Posted by nour manoun (2009-06-26) 1661

I want to be an actress. I'm 12 I've had drama classes where I've always been the star. I've done recitals, I lock myself in my room and take notes on movies and rehearse them. I've been in plays. This shows that I'm not afraid of any role. I would love to be in the hit CW show supernatural. I can play anything in that show from demon to human in trouble so please give me a chance

Posted by kylie (2009-06-18) 1601

Hello, my name is Linda, i want to become a actress,
i have acting skill because i am a clown form the Old Town Optimist Club.
if you see this comment e-mail me.

Posted by Linda (2009-06-03) 1530

Well i am 17 years old with no acting experience and just found a new inspiration to become an actor. I really know i can do it and am very patient and persistant i just dont quite know how to get there. i am taking drama class next year in high school but i feel like i need to do more?

Posted by Arango (2009-06-02) 1526

my name is Tamika and i would like to become an actress. but i have no training. but i know it's something i am willing to become. i am only seventeen years old, but after high school next year, i would like to start my journey on the road to become one. in the meantime, what should i do?

Posted by Tamika TAylor (2009-05-31) 1519

acting is my LIFE and i'd really like to start movies. I auditioned for a broadway musical before, i did not get in though, i have been in 25 musicals and plays too.

Posted by josie (2009-05-04) 1399

hey, my name is Ebonnie and im 14yrs young. i want to be an actress and i am very excited about doing it.I am currently doing acting classes every thursday but want to get my name out there and be known and used in different plays, movies, TV film etc... if you know what else i can do and how to do it please contact me. Thankyou!!!

Posted by Ebonnie Faith (2009-04-27) 1352

I'm 12 and I have just joined an acting agency here in Sydney, I'm passionate about acting and I'm hoping for some job to come up for me. :)

Posted by Georgina Szanyel (2009-04-25) 1349

All of the information you need to start acting is right here on this web site. All you have to do is read. Or you can just sign up with Actingland for casting and auditions. It's pretty simple.

Posted by Robert (2009-04-12) 1288

hey my name is cara and i would like to become an actress im 12 yrs old but i dont know where to start and if you can help me with getting auditions and all please contact me at with the headline as acting thanks bye.

Posted by cara (2009-03-28) 1213

I am 13, i would like to become an actor. Although i don't have very much experience. So if you may please contact me at my email please.

Posted by Laquilla Gillians (2009-03-14) 1128

i'm 11 and want to become a actress. i love acting plese suggest me.
thank you.

Posted by lili (2009-03-09) 1110

Can you still go to casting calls even if you don't have any acting experience?

Posted by Lateisha Jenkins (2009-03-06) 1103

hey i think acting is cool but its i don't know.....i guess i'd like to become one. :l

Posted by loser (2009-03-02) 1087

Very good info, I'm getting focused on the careerthanks=)

Posted by alexander (2009-01-24) 924

Hello i've always wanted to be an actor. It has been my dream since as long as i can remember!!! I have absoloutely no clue what to do!! I am Fourteen, and ive been in many plays. Not being bragitistical, or egotistical, but i consider myself to be good; and intelligent. My grades are well and i have a very firm grasp on life. However, i want to act. Please tell me what i need to do.
Even the littlest amount of information will help me!!
Thank you for your time!!

Posted by Gordie Banks (2009-01-22) 920

me and my friend would like 2 be actresses and we are both nine years old and have awesome acting skills and we need some tips. help?

Posted by carly09 (2009-01-03) 758

listen guy I know yall called me before and I never called you back
but I would really ilke this job I'm the 6th grade my grade are A, B,C,
2 D's trying not to get F's I need help I'm not doing it to meet actors or
actress I'm it to be sessful how ever you spell it I'm a little sleep but I
still can write any ways when I'm doing my job I will not thin about the money
because I'm not like that I'm being honest with call me when you get you will see how I am ....

Posted by Deshay (2008-12-21) 700

i would like to be an actoress but there is not any helpful school rumd here az i know no ones born an actoress but you need to be like them to be hero.i know one day all dreams will be's not too easy to be gome one of you but i can do it .i can speak few languages (farsi .kordish.turkish.arbic)please just suggest me what to do or how can i be come actore please thanks

Posted by ali (2008-11-22) 606

i want to be an international actor

Posted by samson (2008-11-12) 549

I"ve.been like acting seens i was 7 friends&family always supported me they say i have a bright future and now iam in grade 10 my hero is menzi ngubane on generation and i believe that my dream will come true now i am 15 years old and in small village but i dont lose hope only god who knows so please guys support all this small actress&actor.frm:khanyiso.funda in burgersdorp

Posted by Khanyiso (2008-11-06) 526

acting is my passion,it always have been. i started action from very young in school productions and school presentations. i am apart of the drama club of my school and church. i however want to go world wide with my talent.i think it's very cool to love doing something yet you get paid to do it. i act every day my friends say i'm a drama queen. truth betold it is great to act especially in front of a large audience this just entices me. i have never been shy i must be honest i've been nervous but that only makes me do better. i love drama as a subject and as a social way of life kind of like a culture for me. anyways these tips are seemingly helpful. i hope to start my career early and to attend the julliard school of performing arts as soon as i leave high school well i can take as much tips as i can get.

Posted by chantelle clarke (2008-11-03) 523

im going to try so hard to become an actress

Posted by erica b (2008-10-21) 490

I really want to become an actress or a model.
I really think i have what it take's to be an actor or a model.
My friends and family don't think i'm determined enough or have what it takes
But i'm 110% confident that i can.

Posted by kayla (2008-09-03) 328

I want to be an actor Im twelve. And I want to meet Abigail Breslin

Posted by Max (2008-07-23) 145

the tips presented here are very helpful and very easy to understand
i find this a simple but useful tool for reserch, which alot of my friends will
benefit all the writers keep up the good work.

Posted by changa kalumba (2008-07-21) 144

i want to be an actress

Posted by smiley (2008-06-22) 110

I wan't to be an actor when i am 15 years old.

Posted by Jamie (2008-06-09) 102

hi i want to become actor plese suggest me

Posted by varshant yadav (2008-05-30) 96

this web site was really an eye opener for me, this has help a lot thank you...

Posted by jay r (2007-11-19) 6

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