Who? Annette Bening
Type: Independent woman
First Noticeable Role: The Grifters
Breakthrough: The American President
Lucky Bitch or Ass-Off-Worker: Annette is one of those common well trained actor success stories. When her parents moved from conservative Kansas to hippie California, Annette went from school plays to a theater degree from San Francisco State University to joining the American Conservatory Theater there to doing off off Broadway plays in New York to receiving a Tony award nomination… Continue reading
Who? Emma Stone
Type: Goofy girl
First Noticeable Role: Superbad
Breakthrough: Easy A
Lucky Bitch or Ass-Off-Worker: Definitely a girl who took a lot of initiative on her own, but was lucky in the fact that she was supported by her parents.
Emma joined a local theater group at the young age of 11 in her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, and performed in a dozen of productions with them. She was even home schooled for a while so she could tour around with them. Then, at age 15, the ever-sassy Emma made a Powerpoint presentation for her parents in which she tried to convince them to let her move to Los Angeles, Madonna’s Hollywood playing in the background… Continue reading
As a starting actress I look at news about famous actors in a different way. I wonder: How did they get their start? Did they work their ass off or were they just lucky? Even though every actor has a different story and there is no formula for succes, there’s always something to take away from the biographies of working actors.
And because I suspect I’m not the only one who thinks that, I present to you the new “About an Actor” column in which I will post a little background info and some of my observations about an actress/actor every Monday. If you share yours we can maybe build an understanding about what makes different actors special!
Up this week: Miss Carey Mulligan… Continue reading