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My religious background helps me as a person which in turn helps me as an actor, especially with the whole business side of the biz. Actors have to handle a great deal of rejection and criticism and my faith helps give me a sense of security and a good grasp of who I am and what is important in life. This may sound cliché, but I really don’t sweat the small stuff when I’m looking at the bigger picture of what life is about and what really matters.
DC has a large and thriving theatre community. All of the larger theatres in DC cast out of both DC and NYC. Making a living solely as an actor? It can be done, but just like anywhere else, it is no easy feat. I think most of the actors who are able to make a living solely as an actor in this market do a lot of voice-over and industrials.