The 10 Qualities of an Actor

One of the first things my class ever discussed with one of my favorite acting teachers John Osborne Hughes. And it has stuck with me for all these years. I highly recommend signing up for a class with him the next time he is in town.

I believe these are also the qualities of a great human being.

1) Dedication

2) Self Discipline

3) Imagination

4) Courage

5) Humility

6) Modesty

7) Empathy

8) Inspiration

9) Awareness

10) Talent (this one is perhaps the most open to interpretation, but to me everyone has the capacity for talent – it’s not just about being born special. Talent is usually regarded by most as an untouchable gift. But I wasn’t born with talent as an actor. I was born with the desire to become talented and it has taken me years to get where I am. People might interpret the product of that as some kind of innate talent because they don’t know better, but I think even the great Meryl Streep – who still strives to be brilliant with every role she takes on – might just agree with me.)

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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