I am often asked about what to put on a resume when you have little or no experience. Well, we all have to start somewhere. When I first started acting, I only had some extra work that I had done. And I still landed an agent. Some people may say to lie.
DO NOT lie! The business side of the entertainment industry is a tight knit community, and you will most likely be caught. You do not want to burn bridges in this business, especially when you are first starting out.
So here is a sample of what you should put down on a resume when you are starting out:
(NEVER list your home address or the school you attend if you are a minor – for safety reasons)
Date of Birth: 06/15/1998
Weight: 92 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
(your email address here)
Acting & Modeling Objectives:
Class Skits: Anne Frank-Mrs. & Mr. Van Dann.
High School Drama Club
Special Skills & Talents:
Sports & Hobbies:
Ballet, Soccer, Ice Skating, Basketball, Swimming, and Cheerleading. Like to hang out with friends, and volunteer for things to help people and animals.
That’s it! You see, if a casting director really REALLY likes your photo and your look, they will call you in. Regardless of experience, or if you are in the Screen Actors Guild or AFTRA.