"YOUR CHILD IS SO CUTE! THEY SHOULD BE ON TV!"How many times have parents heard that? As an actress and acting coach, many parents ask me about how to get their kids started in the business, oftentimes because they’ve been told their child is cute!
My first thought is, has the child expressed an interest in wanting to act? If the answer is yes, then get them into a good on-camera acting class. It’s no different than if your child was interested in dancing, gymnastics or playing a sport. You’d enroll them in a sports league or class, right? Do the same for a child who wants to act.
Like many things kids try, some will love acting and others will decide they’d rather be on the playground, or WATCHING TV rather than being ON TV. But if they love it, having taken a class will give them the beginning tools and confidence they need to walk into an audition room knowing what to expect. THAT can make a huge difference in which cute child gets the job.
Donna has more than 20 years experience as a professional actress and broadcaster. She is a former TV News Anchor and Television Show Host and has been seen in more than 100 commercials and Industrial films, most recently for clients such as Sara Lee, Suave, Curves, Farmers and Merchants Bank of California and Reliant Energy. Donna can be seen in the Ben Affleck thriller “Gone Girl” and has a lead role in “The Periphery” now winning awards at film festivals. Recent television credits include Criminal Minds, Revenge and the new ABC series “How to Get Away With Murder”.
Donna has extensive experience working as an acting coach for kids and teens. She says “I so enjoy my career and find it both a thrill and privilege to mentor the next generation as they reach for their dreams. “