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Real-Life Actor/Actress Job Profiles

Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Actor/Actress field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33835ActressFemale32 $75,000Beacon, NY01/01/2010
33269Mo-Cap ActressFemale27 $40,000Astoria, NY01/01/2010

Overview

You see them on your television screen. They star in your favorite movies, and you may even be their biggest fan. Actors and actresses are idolized in our society, but do you really know what the career path for these individuals looks like?

Well, we have both good and bad news. The road for each actor looks very different. Of course, we are familiar with the celebrities like George Clooney and Angelina Jolie. They star in the biggest films, make plenty of money, and live extremely lavish lifestyles. Unfortunately, the vast majority of actors and actresses do not end up as ?big time? as these two, but that definitely doesn?t mean that you cannot make a living pursuing your dream.

There are a wide range of acting opportunities available, including theatre, commercials, television, and movies. While the types of acting may differ, the process remains largely the same. In order to get an acting gig, individuals typically have to go through the audition process. The reality with auditions is you may end up hearing ?no? more than you book the jobs, so persistence is key in this industry.

If you have always loved to entertain and consider yourself born to perform, then a career in acting may be just the thing for you. To learn what it is really like to work in this industry, check out the career profiles below. We interviewed real actors to help you learn about the process, work environment, salary, and more.


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