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Life and Work with Olivia Scott

Today we’d like to introduce you to Olivia Scott.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Olivia. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Born and raised in Chicago, I always loved to perform. My mom put me in dance at 3 years old. In high school, I played basketball. One of my teammates did runway modeling in downtown Chicago and a company she worked for needed a blonde model. She asked if I wanted to audition, I did, and I booked the job. After that, I started doing a bunch of runway shows throughout the Chicagoland area. On the side, I was taking acting classes. The Second City Chicago, iO West Chicago and Black Box Acting Studios were my favorite places to study. Eventually, I signed with an acting agent while I was working in casting on the side and on an improv team at night. When I was 21, I decided to move out to LA to really pursue acting full time! Currently, I live in LA, I act and model.

Has it been a smooth road?
Anything worth doing isn’t going to be easy. Of course, you could be lucky and the industry will come to you, but that is not the norm and you should not bank on that. When pursuing acting and modeling you have to have a really strong sense of self, and can’t go about the business in a casual manner – if so, the odds will most likely not be in your favor. Throughout my years in the industry, I have become comfortable with rejection (even the biggest stars get rejected), all you can do is learn from it and know that the right jobs and opportunities will happen for you. It can be done – you just can’t sit around and wait for it.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with your business – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Mainly, I have acted in independent films, I recently signed with a new manager who is getting me good tv auditions. This year, I plan on breaking more into the tv world. Independent films are really fun but can be very finicky. I was lucky enough to be raised in the Chicago suburbs and in my opinion, there is some amazing acting/improvisational training over there. Honestly, I wouldn’t trade my training in for any other. When I was in high school, I had some great performance coaches work with me, so to this day, I think having the right mindset in any career is EVERYTHING.

Were there people and/or experiences you had in your childhood that you feel laid the foundation for your success?
Personally, I think all children should play sports. You learn teamwork, you learn how to work hard, and of course, you learn a lot about yourself. You can see how you deal with challenges and anything that might come your way in that said sport. Sports can help you become a more well-rounded person in life. Growing up, I played basketball, volleyball, soccer and I danced. I can promise you, I wouldn’t be who I am today if I didn’t grow up playing sports.

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Image Credit:
Maddie McGuire (red head in red carpet picture and on screen on the red camera), Mario Revolorio (curly haired man in picture in red camera), Jon Scott (director in red camera picture), Denny Limmer ( director in beach shot)

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