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What I Learned Acting in The Vampire Diaries

Back in 2016, I had the incredible opportunity to work on an episode of The Vampire Diaries during its final season. To date, it’s still one of the most interesting on set experiences I’ve ever had. In this post, I want to share with you a few lessons that I learned while working on The Vampire Diaries.

Lesson 1: Follow Your Instincts for the Audition

This is probably the most popular show I’ve ever worked on. It’s definitely the longest running show I’ve ever worked on. I appeared in Season 8 Episode 12. Prior to that, this show had already been running for nine and a half years and 166 episodes. It really felt like the cast and crew worked together like a...

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3 Headshot Mistakes Actors Make That Have Nothing To Do With the Photo

We all know that an actor’s headshot is very important and that it’s your first impression to anyone in the industry. Because of that, we want our headshots to be as professional as possible and we don’t want any mistakes that make us look like amateurs.

Today, I want to share with you three easily fixable headshot mistakes. In fact, none of them require you to get new headshots taken because they have nothing to do with the actual photo.

Mistake Number 1: Not Naming the File on Your Computer

Digital headshots are used much more often than printed headshots these days. So it’s important that we pay attention to detail when it comes to our digital headshot,...

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Acting Tips from Oscar Winners: What I Learned Acting with Two Oscar Winning Actors

On May 11th, 2016, I arrived on the set of my very first TV show booking. I just found out the night before that I would be working with not one, but two Oscar winners in the same scene. It was going to be a crazy day. I want to share with you the three things I learned from that experience.

Working with Helen Hunt and Richard Dreyfuss

Let me set the stage for you. One day in the future, I'm going to make a separate post explaining how I actually booked this job because that is a crazy story in itself. But today, we're just going to talk about what happened on set on the day of my shoot.

The name of the show was shots fired, a dramatic mini series that aired on the Fox network in the...

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