If you are an aspiring actor or actress looking to start an acting career, the first thing you need to do is to develop a portfolio of your work that includes a headshot, several body shots a resume and a DVD of your acting performances.
Casting directors and producers list thousands of auditions for actors, models, singers and musicians every day for talented people looking for an acting career.
If you really want an acting career, you will probably need to go on several auditions before landing an acting job. Don't be discouraged if you do not get a job on your first audition. Most successful actors have experienced lots of rejection before making it in their acting career.
There are several opportunities to start your acting career like being an extra in movies or television. You can also start your acting career by acting in high school plays or community theatre. The more experience you have acting the more confident you become with your craft.
Reality shows are also a good way to start an acting career. Producers and directors cast hundreds of roles for reality shows like "America's Got Talent", "Jersey Shore", and "Survivor".
Pursuing an acting career is just one way to break into the entertainment industry. There are also roles for models, singers, dancers and musicians available every day.
If you are serious about an acting career, you should check into getting a reputable talent agent or talent agency to represent you. Be careful when you choose a talent agent because many of them are just out there to take your money.
Once you have representation and a portfolio, try to go on as many auditions as possible. Be persistent, show up to your auditions on time and be prepared for anything.