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I am interested in pursuing a career in acting in Chicago. Where should I start?

I have money saved and I plan on taking a leave of absence from my job. I want to dedicate all my time into following my dreams of being a successful actress. I've been doing a little research but the one thing I haven't come across is exactly where should I start? Should I get an agent? Should I take improv or voice-over classes? I'm interested in knowing where to begin and what will be the most helpful and cost efficient? I am 24 years old.

Asked By: - 12/15/2012
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There isn't one way to become an actress. Wwhere you start depends on your skill level, training, experience, what your goals are and what is available in the Chicago area. But understand that this a long-term goal. You're not going show up at some open audition and get "discovered". Every acting job you get is... More
Answered By: Katrina E. - 12/15/2012
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Hey there! I asked the same question a few days ago, and someone gave me a great answer. Check it out! http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aq_2YOfloAyTd59W.OlkRvfsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20121213162417AAdVLQV
Answered By: Anonymous - 12/15/2012
 
I am a young actress that just recently started out. I wasn't sure of where to begin and was on a very strict budget, but I got in contact with a company named Aspiring Promotions and they've been real great about helping me promote myself and get experience, they actually used me in a lot of their commercials and... More
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Answered By: Samantha - 12/16/2012
 
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