Beginner’s Acting Resume

I am often asked about what to put on a resume when you have little or no experience. Well, we all have to start somewhere. When I first started acting, I only had some extra work that I had done. And I still landed an agent. Some people may say to lie. DO NOT lie! The business side of the entertainment industry is a tight knit community, and you will most likely be caught. You do not want to burn bridges in this business, especially when you are first starting out.

So here is a sample of what you should put down on a resume when you are starting out:

(NEVER list your home address or the school you attend if you are a minor for safety reasons, use a PO BOX or a parents work address if possible)

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Savannah Starlet

(your phone number here)
(Your email here)

Date of Birth:
Hair Color:
Eye Color:
Height:
Weight:

Acting and Modeling Objectives:

Films
TV Shows
Commercials
Commercial Print

Experience:

Class Skits: Anne Frank-Mrs. & Mr. Van Dann.

Training:

High School Drama Club

Special Skills & Talents:

Singing
Dancing
Drawing

Sports & Hobbies:

Ballet, Soccer, Ice Skating, Basketball, Swimming, and Cheerleading. Like to hang out with friends, and volunteer for things to help people and animals.

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That’s it! You see, if a casting director really REALLY likes your photo and your look, they will call you in. Regardless of experience, or if you are in the Screen Actors Guild or AFTRA.