Meet Jennifer B
My career is just beginning. It’s been a journey of self acceptance and hard work.
I’ve always been interested in acting but because of my low self-esteem as a child I never thought it would be possible. I felt like people like me were not seen or represented on TV so to me that meant, I was going to make it in the industry. I was definitely wrong! One day I decided to audition for an agency and from there things changed. I decided to focus on what it was I could work on and that was building a platform for myself within the industry. I took acting classes and became more accepting of myself. Once I stopped comparing myself to other girls in the industry and showed who I really was, was when I saw people were interested in giving me opportunities. The projects came and the journey is just beginning.
The journey in this industry is not easy. There are a lot of people out there looking for fame and don’t want to do the work. The truth is that being an actor is not about fame or fortune. It is about creating art that others want to see.
I’ve worked on a few projects that ended up not working out or have gone to auditions that could have changed my life but in the end didn’t turn out in my favor. I’ve cried and doubted myself multiple times but it comes with the territory. The important thing is to never give up and have people push you in your circle.
I graduated with a journalism degree but I got that degree for the wrong reason. I knew deep inside I always wanted to pursue acting. Once I got the courage to start I felt like I could be unstoppable. I love auditioning and getting the change to show my skills to casting directors. Auditioning is the job and once the job is booked thats when the fun begins. I am definitely proud of the the projects I’ve been involved with recently. They’ve taught me a lot about myself and how much I’ve grown as an individual.
Success is in the eye of the beholder. I tend to be a little hard on myself. Success for me would be fully being able to dedicate my time to acting and not have to worry about any side jobs to pay my bills. Success is being able to portray a character so well that the audience doesn’t see you they see the character. Success is knowing someone really enjoyed my work and it made a difference.