Lin-Manuel Miranda’s First Headshot Kept Him From Working

Photo Source: Theo Wargo/WireImage

While he may well be the most prolific man in show biz today, Lin-Manuel Miranda was once a struggling multi-hyphenate just like you. Also just like you, he has an embarrassing first headshot—which he kindly shared on social media, along with the admission that he didn’t do much working when he was fresh out of school.

Everyone is entitled to a bad headshot, but that doesn’t mean you need to have one. For everything you need to know about headshots (ones that will actually help you book jobs), check out the Backstage Guide to Headshots.

Inspired? Apply to casting calls on Backstage!

Casey Mink
Casey Mink is the staff writer at Backstage. When she's not writing about television, film, or theater, she is definitely somewhere watching it.
See full bio and articles here!