Today we’d like to introduce you to Juliette Angelo.
Hi Juliette, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Like many, I started working in the acting industry very young. I started working in theater in Manhattan when I was eight years old to when I was 11 and made the move from NJ to LA when I was around 12. I wound up booking a television series that kept me in LA, and that was that. I wound up working pretty consistently in film and television for nearly ten years. When I was 21, I decided to make the move to Nashville in November of 2020 and drop off the grid entirely.
It was the best decision I’ve ever made. I spent this past year just working on myself and enjoying life. I’m so grateful that I was able to do that. So many artists who begin working in the industry at such a young age can experience burnout or completely spiral out of control. I was definitely on track for both. I’m so grateful that I listened to myself and respected my needs at that point in my life. It was completely terrifying at first, but I can’t imagine where I wound be today if I didn’t take that leap of faith. I am so proud and grateful of the woman that I have become. My values are in check, I’m totally grounded in reality.
That way of living can often feel like a fantasy world. Leaving the industry and catapulting myself into real life was exactly the wake up call I needed. It definitely came with its set of challenges, and I had an incredible amount of baggage to work through, but for the first time in my life I feel clearheaded and excited about my future.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Has it been easy? No. Ha. Everybody has struggles. I have learnt to keep my private life private. If you know me, you know I have dealt with a significant amount of pain in my past. Many people have. I no longer carry any type of anger or resentment, if anything I am grateful for my hardships because they have shaped me into the woman that I am today.
Pain is temporary. I recognize now that the work has to start from within. In order to have a healthy relationship with anything you have to have a healthy relationship with yourself. No one and nothing can do that for you. As soon as I started looking to myself and to my higher power, everything changed. It was difficult at times, but I am so grateful for every moment of pain and discomfort. From discomfort comes spiritual and emotional growth. Not to sound like baby Yoda, but hey. This stuff is real.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Man, what do I do? I don’t know. Everything. I love creating and connecting. I’m at the beginning stages of a lot of cool stuff. I’m so happy I took the time to really think about what I want to do and find what resonates with me.
Truthfully, I don’t really know. I have a podcast premiering March 27th (lucky number!) called Sunday Trail Ride. I’m a horse girl, so it’s a fitting title. I’m going to be doing some singing soon. Country music has my whole heart. It’s been a dream of mine since I was very young. I might act a little more at some point, we’ll see. I’d love to do some type of timepiece and wear a petticoat. I have a lot of tattoos now so I’d probably always have to be in long sleeves. I’m sure that’s fine, women didn’t show shoulders back then I think. Weird right?
A lot is on the horizon. I’m always doing something. I’ve officially exited my tortured artist phase and have entered my “along for the ride” phase. It’s a lovely transition. I’m so grateful to be able to just sit back and see what happens. I think it’s really cool to finally be myself and not have to put on a face anymore. Honestly, I’m most excited about my personal life. Can I talk about that? I’ve had three core dreams since I was a little girl – husband, farm, family. So I’m excited to fulfill those once I find a man smart enough or dumb enough to marry me. Stay tuned!
Is there any advice you’d like to share with our readers who might just be starting out?
Do the work. Don’t walk into anything broken or desperate. I know there is the allure of being a tortured artist – it’s not worth it. Take my word for it. Longevity and respect feel better than any temporary thrill. Find what resonates with you and stick with it. If you lost your whole career, make sure you wouldn’t lose your whole life.
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- Website: www.juliette-angelo.com
- Instagram: @julietteangelo / @sundaytrailride