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Daily Inspiration: Meet Britt Crisp

Today we’d like to introduce you to Britt Crisp.

Hi Britt, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I started acting around nine years old in school musicals. My first mentor, Dr. George Mengert took me under his wing after seeing something in me that no one else did and I absolutely fell in love with performing. After that, I started to participate in more demanding stage shows in Atlanta, always trying to learn more about my craft. I performed in a couple of professional musicals (Willy Wonka and Peter Pan) at the Fabrefaction Theatre Company where I was truly taught to ground my skills by Christina Hoff. I will never forget the class where I had my first real breakthrough or the family unit I had become part of in that group. (Shoutout to FTC!) My Junior year of high school, I auditioned for and was one of the first groups accepted into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (LA) and the second I graduated, I packed my bags to attend. I couldn’t wait to move more towards film and find my place in the industry. Since graduating, I’ve starred in a few shorts, a pilot, and a feature film that have taught me so much. I’m truly looking forward to getting back on set for my next project!

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Absolutely NOT. There’s no such thing as a “smooth” entrance into this field; there’s no set route for anyone. If you’re not willing to be humble and put in the hard work on your own, there’s a small likelihood of finding your place. I myself have done more unpaid projects than I care to admit, all for the sake of practice and building credits/reel footage. You can be the most talented actor in the world, but I feel you have to truly love the work before the rewards come your way.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
It’s hard to say what you are “known for“ when you feel unknown. What I hope to be known for someday is my more dramatic work and Horror. It is a goal and dream of mine to someday lead in a Blumhouse or A24 feature! I’ve loved horror since I was a little girl, I was obsessed with “Poltergeist” and my love for horror grew from there. Right now, I just feel I specialize in hard work, and that is honestly something I’m really proud of. I don’t expect anything to be handed to me for free, and the people I keep close to inspire me every day with their own work ethic. As for what sets me apart, I feel I would have to say where I come from. I’m from a very small town in Texas, and the atmosphere there has always resonated with me. I try to bring my family ethic with me everywhere I go. Do no harm, take no shit, and little by little, we will go far.

Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
Oh my gosh, I was definitely different. Don’t get me wrong, I was always wholeheartedly accepted by my family and supported, but I know I must’ve been a handful. I always watched the same three movies on VHS which were the road to El Dorado, The Prince of Egypt, and Swiss family Robinson. I hated bows and dresses and always preferred to be in a T-shirt and jeans so I could play in the mud. I loved my dog, I loved my dad, and was obsessed with pickles. I was never the kid that needed friends to stay entertained, as long as I was outside with my dog, I could entertain myself for hours on end. That being said, I also made friends very easily and quickly. I know if I were to ask my dad, he would just tell me I was a loud and happy kid, regardless of any bad that came my way. Once acting was introduced to me, I never once go of that dream.

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Headshot taken by Michael Rodriguez Photography

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