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Acting Resume Samples

As an actor, you are in a field full of talented and ambitious people who often compete for the very roles that you want. In order to be competitive as an actor, you need to demonstrate to casting agents, talent agents, and directors why they should pick you over the hundreds of other individuals applying for the same role. Fortunately, one way to stand out from the crowd is to include a well-crafted acting resume along with your headshot. This article will give two examples of acting resumes so that you can see how other actors highlight their acting expertise.

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Acting Resume Samples


Acting Resume Sample 1


Ewan Benjaminvector portrait
45 Lullabye Street, Hollywood, California 47852
ebenjamin@email.com
332-564-7365

A. Summary

Male actor with over 20 years of theater and television experience seeking film roles. I excel at character parts and would prefer those types of roles to lead roles. Though currently based in California, I am willing to relocate to New York in order to further my acting career. Would prefer studio-based work, but I am open to pursuing projects shot on extended locations.

B. Working Experience

September/2012 – April/2018 – McBeth: The Musical!, Hollywood, California

Responsibilities:

  • Star as Tybalt on the daily television series
  • Consistently work 14-hour days, six days a week in order to meet shooting schedule
  • Collaborate with the director and costars in order to come to the best internal motivation for Tybalt
  • Learn and rehearse new dance routines on a daily basis
  • Performed own singing, dancing, and stunts

Achievements:

  • Won 2 Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Part of the cast when the series won for Outstanding Comedy Series 4 years in a row
  • Directed two episodes each season since 2015

May/2010 – August/2012 – Victoria: Tragedy on Broadway, New York, New York

Responsibilities:

  • Portrayed Edward VII
  • Put on eight shows every week for two years, including three shows in a single day
  • Required to cry on cue
  • Co-starred with a diverse cast that included child actors and pets

Achievements:

  • Won the Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Play in 2010
  • During off-days, taught courses in acting and theatre at New York University

C. Education and Academic Training

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theater, New York University, 2000

D. Job Related Skills

  • Convincingly portray a variety of accents, including different regions of England and the Continental United States.
  • Competent in singing and musical theater.
  • Can play the following instruments: electric and acoustic guitar, piano, harp, and flute.
  • Knowledgeable about medical terminology.
  • Served four years in the marines, so I possess familiarity with military terminology and environment.

E. General Skills

  • Gymnastics
  • Accomplished martial artist
  • Expert horse rider
  • Skiing
  • Motorcycling
  • Juggling

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Acting Resume Sample 2


Christina Phillipselectrician resume photo
4785 Chase Drive, New York, New York 45321
cphillips@email.com
557-112-2256

A. Summary

Primarily a film and television actress. Have been acting since the age of 8, when I starred in the television version of “Annie Get Your Gun” as an 11-year-old Annie Oakley. Have performed in musical theater, weekly television series, and a variety of commercials. Have specialized in comedy and light-hearted fare, but got nominated for a Golden Globe for my dramatic portrayal of a struggling country singer in 2010. Currently seeking to increase the number of dramatic roles in my repertoire.

B. Working Experience

August/2016 – April/2018 – Incredible Things My Mother Says, New York, New York

Responsibilities:

  • Performed as the lead actress in this NBC television show
  • Role required me to portray twins, sometimes in the same scene
  • Required to perfect comedic timing in order to keep up with the “funny and quirky” theme of the show
  • Frequently required to work around the complicated scheduling requirements of the child actors

Achievements:

  • Nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for my portrayal of the lead character
  • Directed two episodes in the first season and five episodes in the second season

January/2012 – April/2012 – Annie Get Your Gun Reunion: Twenty Years Later, Hollywood, California

Responsibilities:

  • Reprised role as Annie Oakley that I first played as a child actor, only this time as an adult version
  • Show ran as a weekly limited mini-series on HBO for four months
  • Required to drastically change the tone of the original television version from a light comedy to an adult drama appropriate for most of HBO’s audience.

Achievements:

  • Nominated for a Golden Globe and a Critic’s Choice Award
  • Performed Acting Coach duties for the younger cast members

C. Education and Academic Training

Bachelor of Arts in English, Yale University, 2006

D. Job Related Skills

  • Classical and contemporary dancing skills, including tap dance
  • Vocal abilities as a soprano
  • Skilled in multiple European and American accents
  • Can play both comedy and dramatic roles
  • Have directing experience

E. General Skills

  • Speak the following languages fluently: English, Spanish, French, and German
  • Ability to operate the following vehicles: manual automobiles and motorcycles
  • Athletically fit and possess a thorough understanding of the following physical activities: volleyball, softball, and cheerleading

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Conclusion

Generally speaking, industry insiders in Hollywood do not want to work with the inexperienced. While there are new actors coming to Hollywood every day with big dreams, one way you can make your acting resume stand out is to emphasize any type of acting ability that you have. Even if you are inexperienced in professional acting, you can list any type of relevant acting experience to show that you are serious about your craft. This might include community and high school theater. What has been your experience when it comes to writing perfect acting resumes to grab agents’ attention?

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