As an actor, your calling card is your headshot and resume. To get an audition, you need a sizzle reel, preferably on your website. So why do you need a bio? Here are three reasons.
The Actor's Market
While most actors think appearing in live showcases will get them an agent or top jobs from casting directors, there's something missing in that concept. I've seen hundreds of showcases but can't remember very many memorable actors.
The common myth floating around out there for actors is that as soon as you finish your training, you need an agent. And the next step is that he/she will get you auditions for all those yummy, high-paying starring roles in films, Broadway shows, and primetime TV series.