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    Kat Higgins

    Auditioning for the feature filmDough Boystaught Kat Higgins that sometimes attitude really is everything. "The lead role of Katy... was originally given to a different actress," Higgins says.

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    Kristopher Kling

    Even though actor Kristopher Kling signed with an agent shortly after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, he adamantly refused to sit around waiting for the phone to ring. "That's why I subscribed to Back Stage," says Kling, "to be more proactive."

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    Ron DeStefano

    Ron DeStefano was going to be a chemist; he only took a job doing summer stock to say goodbye to performing before grad school. But he was passionate about being on stage.

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    Louie Olivos, Jr.

    Just two years ago, Louie Olivos, Jr. rubbed elbows with Cate Blanchett, Robin Williams, Mark Ruffalo, and Quentin Tarantino when he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award -- and it only took him 35 years to get there.

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    Patricia Raven

    As this kid actor's résumé grew, she made the sort of transition that's tough even for adult actors: Patricia began to tackle (with adult supervision) the acting scene in New York, one audition at a time.

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    Caitlin Gold

    Caitlin Gold works hard. The Toronto native checks BackStage.com for casting notices every day and submits herself for every character that even somewhat matches her description.

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    Nikki Bohm ... Got the Part

    A lack of musical experience doesn't stop Nikki Bohm from landing a role in a satire of celebrity culture at Highways Performance Space.

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    Karen Volpe ... Got the Part

    "Every experience leads to the next experience and gives you the ability to move on. It's kind of cool to look back and see that," says actor Karen Volpe.

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    Dariean Henderson

    Having faith is important for all aspiring actors. But Dariean Henderson's faith factored in a little more when the actor responded last year to a notice for a nonunion feature called "True Riches."

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    Carl Washington

    Your first job can affect the way you think about your career. A good experience can inspire and invigorate, while a bad one might cause you to consider a different path.