I got in to the entertainment business when my house was in pre-foreclosure and my commodities trader husband was having a nervous breakdown.
A few years prior, I had taken voice over classes at the Chicago Acting School. My excellent coach, Doetzer, and I, cut a demo, which I sent to Chicago talent agents. After about a year, with no positive response, I cut a second demo. Sent it out.
Then I got a call from DeSanti Talent Agency, who had just purchased the agency from its previous owner. While DeSanti was moving file cabinets, my demo flew out. They listened to it and signed me.
Because I now had representation, I was able to create profiles on Casting Networks, Inc.,Actors Access, Backstage, etc. I submitted to every gig where I fit the profile. As a result, I booked gigs with "The Steve Harvey show", "The Learning Channel", "The Discovery Channel", and "Empire". I also started booking TV commercials and print modeling. I was 53 years old.
Soo...as RB Botto says:"Get shit done". Do your homework, and be tenacious, because you never know.
I now live in Naples, FL, in the swamp, where there is very little going on. Except for SON Studios.
Name: Kelley Christene Watson
Lives in: Naples, Florida
Occupation: Actor, Business Development/sales and Voice Actor
Unique traits: Sense of humor. Can pass for Hispanic or ethnically ambiguous.
Columbia College Chicago (Chicago, IL)
School of the Art Institute of chicago
University of Colorado Denver (Denver, CO)
American University (Washington, DC)
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)