Character Typing Survey

It is good practice to get familiar with your “type” as an actor.

What is a “type”? It is the character/persona that the you are identified as. For example: Meg Ryan was always type-d as the “Quirky girl-next-door”; Angelina Jolie the “Femme-Fatale”; Joan Allen is a “W.A.S.P.”; Jack Black might be a “Crazy, funny, fat guy”; Terrence Howard “Leading man with an edge”; Luiz Guaman “Latino character-type”, etc.
It is not always easy, however, to be objective enough to know your type. As people we have a person we wish to be and that can sometimes be in direct conflict with who we are. There’s a full, in-depth article about that here.
One way you can get clearer on your type is to have friends, acquaintances, business associates and family fill out a quick Character Typing Survey. It is of the utmost importance that these surveys be filled out with brutal honesty. You can have your friends do it anonymously if it makes it easier for them. Regardless,this is only helpful if you get the honest truth.

** Thanks to Shannon Taing for the Character Typing Survey!

About The NYC Actor

Angela Dee is a professional actress working in Film, Theatre, TV, Commercials and Voiceovers. She currently lives in New York.

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