Acting Questions

Physical Appearances for Acting

QUESTION: Thanks so much for the information, I really appreciated learning about to get started as an actor. I have some questions about the physical of acting. I am currently 4’11 without heels and 5’2 with heels, I was wondering would this be a major roadblock. I have seen actress such as Eva Longoria, Hayden Panettiere become a success and are petite women. My body physic is fit, hard, tone body, hair is long and down to shoulders. I have been told I look like the “Black Barbie”

Please let me know if physical are a factor to the acting industry.


No, I really don’t think it’s an issue. Actually, since some leading men are short, sometimes a petite woman may be preferred to act opposite them. There are all types of successful actors with different physiques. What’s important is to know your type so you can go after the roles that are right for you.

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