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    Fit Body, Fat Résumé

    For many actors, maintaining physical fitness is essential to marketability and craft.

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    Jennifer Jean

    When Jennifer Jean lived in Dallas, working as a public school teacher and real estate agent, she never considered acting as a career, even though the urge lurked quietly inside her.

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    Extra Benefits

    A certain casting office hired me for three days. They fitted me in a period costume and wanted my hair to be all one color; I had to be shorter than 5 feet 5 inches and of white European descent.

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    Did Your College Acting Program Prepare You for the Real World?

    "I graduated from Loyola Marymount University this past May. I really thought the training and opportunities I received there were world-class." -- Will Werre

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    Just Breathe

    "You can't control what people are going to think of your audition, but you can control everything else."

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    Of All Your Performances, Which One Are You Most Proud Of?

    Two years ago, I did a Shakespeare play, "Pericles," for a small Shakespeare company in Seattle, with a director named Sheila Daniels. I played Thaisa, which is not a huge part, but from start to finish the production was one of the most collaborative.

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    Get in the Game

    The interactive-gaming industry has rapidly grown into one of the biggest forms of entertainment today.

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    Actor Mailings to Agents: Frequency

    "How often should an actor send a submission to an agent when seeking representation?" That was the question that came flying at me during a recent class.

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    Cast Off

    In April, I tested for a series regular role on NBC's "100 Questions."  It was a small role with little interaction with the rest of the cast.

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    On the Chi

    As an actor, you literally put your whole body into the work of performing: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.