Advice on Acting

Q

Hey LaTeace! It’s me again. lol. I came across your other website and noticed that you’ve done a lot of acting. I am an actress as well. I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I took about a 5 year hiatus due to starting a family. My youngest is 2 now, so I feel it’s time for me to go back to my roots. The only thing is I’ve been out of the loop for so long I feel like I am starting from the beginning. Do you have any advice for starting an acting career? I’ve been acting for half my life but talent, it seems, has little to do with how far you will make it. It’s all about understanding the industry and how it works.

I live in Atlanta, and although I would love to, it would not be feasible for me to move to LA or New York right now. So I have to make do where I am. I’ve done a few things here and there, but I am trying to be a full time working actor. I’ve worked with a few actors who were acting full time, but they are very tight-lipped. They don’t say much about how they are able to obtain so many jobs because they don’t want any competition. I feel that I have a lot of talent to give to the industry. I just need some guidance on how to get there. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Tonya

P.S.
Thanks for taking time out of your life to help so many people! You are truly special!

A

I’m so excited to hear from you! I’m so happy things have gone so well. You are in a great spot for acting. Atlanta is sort of a hub. It’s up and coming right now. Do you have an agent there? That’s the first step. Try the People Store or Atlanta’s Model and Talent. Let me know how things go!