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Meet Liz Trevi

Today we’d like to introduce you to Liz Trevi.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Liz. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born to a Mexican family in San Diego, CA but brought to Mexico right away. I was raised in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. I showed an aptitude for the arts at a very young age, mostly singing and having the ability to memorize songs very quickly.  It wasn’t until I was 15 that I watched Girl, Interrupted with Angelina Jolie, playing the role of Lisa Rowe. My jaw dropped when I saw her performance. I was amazed with how powerful and strong and non-apologetic this character was.  That’s when I realized that I had found my passion, I had found what I was meant to do.  I found a school in San Diego that had beautiful pictures of productions of both plays and musicals. I moved to San Diego on my own and attended that High School, and was part of many productions. After high school, my goals were set and clear. I went to SDSU and majored in Fine arts and sciences with a minor in tv&film. During college, I worked 80hr weeks as a busser, in order to save money to buy a car and move to LA. There’s a lot of things that I wish I had known about the industry before I moved here, like the fact that it takes you longer to get to an audition that it takes to ACTUALLY do the audition. Or that is more important to find a good manager than an agent first. That you need to have a reel ready, but you need to work to get a reel, but you can’t get a reel if you don’t work. But these are all things that you can’t really know until you’re in it. It has been a wild ride for me, and I have learned a lot. And now I’m in it. I have worked with wonderful people and auditioned for really big projects. My name is getting out there and it’s incredibly surreal. But at the end of the day, I still go drive on sunset blvd and when I catch a glimpse of that Hollywood sign-I still get those butterflies.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Not knowing the details. The things that you need. What makes a good headshot. Having a reel. There’s a lot of things out there that they don’t teach you about the film career in school. You kinda get thrown into the industry and learn as you go. Also, it can be frustrating working customer service or whatever day job you have since auditions can happen at any time and very last minute. So it’s important to find a job that will adjust to that. I lot of people believe because LA is LA employers are used to it, but in reality most of the time, they prefer to hire non-actors due to how unpredictable they can be.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am an actor. I am known for entertaining in many ways. I do enjoy singing, and I’m a sucker for musical theatre. I think of myself as a comedian, and I have loved to make people laugh ever since I remember and I’m very proud of being that “comedic relief” in most places I go. It makes me happy to make people happy.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I define success based on the journey. Look at where you started, and look at where you are. To this day, I still can’t believe that that little girl that lived in Mexico dreaming of being in LA is here, auditioning and working as an actor. Success comes in milestones, there’s no ultimate goal, there’s always something to work for or get better at. I believe my journey has been very successful and I am not stopping any time soon.

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Pictures in suit and leather jacket: by Bjoern Kommerell, pictures in vest and button up(with the drink in hand, and with denim vest) by Michael Lawrence others are personal.

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