Do You Put Your Age on Your Acting Resume?
(By AM Staff)
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You should never put your exact age on your acting resume, if you are an adult. The reason has to do primarily with perception.
Casting involves perception. Actors tend to be cast based on what they are perceived to be, not necessarily for what they are in real life. Putting your specific age on your acting resume could negatively affect the perception that casting directors have of you.
If you appear to be a 25-year-old, friendly, girl-next-door type, you have a good chance of being cast in those types of roles.
But let’s say you include your age on your acting resume. And let’s just say that your age is 31.
Although you appear to be 25, you have revealed your true age to be much older. With your true age now etched in the casting director’s mind, you have inadvertently changed the types of roles that you are perceived to be able to play.
You should never put your exact age on your acting resume, if you are an adult.
Instead of seeing you as a 25-year-old, girl-next-door type, they now see you as a 31-year-old, mom type. Notice that your appearance hasn’t changed at all. But the perception of your appearance has now changed.
That is why you should always leave your true age off of your resume. And if you’re ever asked in person what your true age is, you should offer an age range, instead of a specific age.
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