Today we’d like to introduce you to Juliet Jones.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was born in Oakland, California. I started modeling when I was 6 months old and it was great, I booked almost every week. When I turned 5 I started dancing competitively. Juggling modeling, school, and dancing was very hard and it took a toll, especially in school. I remember when my parents always argued because my mom wanted me to be in the entertainment business but my dad wanted me to focus on school. My education was very important, but I loved dancing. Finding a balance at such a young age was difficult. At 13 my mom asked my if I wanted to move to LA to pursue my dream of actress. I told her yes but it came at a cost. We were leaving our friends and family to start over in a brand new city.
Years of going to countless auditions without a callback killed my passion. I quit. I lost a part of myself. I felt a hole in my heart because my life had no sense of direction. After months of trying to get me to attend a commercial class, I took her advice and it was amazing. I wanted to help and inspire others. I got an incredible new agent and I’m working on fun new projects. I work 2 jobs and I’m always on the go because my story is just getting started …
Has it been a smooth road?
It has not been easy. I thought about quitting a thousand times and at a certain point, I actually did. I didn’t feel special, like I wasn’t that one in a million. I felt like I was just a lost in a crowd and failure was around every corner. Self-doubt is this biggest dream killer out there. I’m not big on taking pictures of myself even though in this business, some would say you have to be totally into yourself; and take a bunch a pictures and put on a happy face for the camera when your not.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m in the acting business, fighting for my dream. I go to school because I want to open a performing arts studio with a program for special needs kids. There is a lot of kids that need an outlet, hopefully me and my family can give it to them. It’s going to take a lot of hard work, but we aren’t going to give up.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love LA. LA is a great city that is filled with so many inspiring people. The weather is great; the traffic – not so much. This city can build you up just as fast it can tear you down.
And just like you can find a million reasons to hate LA, there is a million and one reasons to love LA.
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