How to Answer "Tell me about yourself" at an Acting Audition

The tell me about yourself question is most commonly asked in commercial auditions.

Way back in 2015, I uploaded a video titled how to answer the dreaded tell me about yourself. It’s one of the first videos I ever uploaded and up until now, it’s been my most popular video on my YouTube channel.

In that old video, I explained how to answer the question but I never showed an example. So in this video I want to show you an example of what my response would be.

In my answer, you’re going to see me talk about my dog. Any time I get asked the “tell me about yourself” question or a variation of it, I always find a way to steer the answer towards talking about my dog. And the reason I do that is because I know that whenever I talk about my dog it brings a smile to my face and I just get excited talking about her.

Now you might be saying, “hold on, they said tell me about yourself not tell me about your dog”. Guess what? It doesn’t matter. The reason they ask the question isn’t to hear you recite facts about yourself. The reason they ask the question is to see your personality and how your personality looks on camera.

It’s not about what you say, it’s about how you say it. That’s why I like to talk about my dog and that’s why you should think of something that brings a smile to your face and brings our your personality because the last thing that you want to happen is to look boring and uninterested on camera.

So let’s take a look at my answer in the video.


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