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Meet Samantha Desman

Today we’d like to introduce you to Samantha Desman.

Samantha, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started acting when I was around the age of three, I got my first real job when I was seven. I was in a music video, it wasn’t the biggest job but it was a good start and great experience. My first job made me realize how much I loved acting. Eventually, I went on to do commercials, other music videos, some guest star roles, and so on.

My brothers started acting before I did, it’s the main reason why I got into it. For the longest time, I only thought I should act is because they did, like it was just something to do, but the more jobs I did, the more I realized that I did acting because I was good at it. Yes, my brothers helped me get my start, but I’m the reason I’m still going. Also my mom, without my mom’s support, I don’t know what I would’ve done without her help. My family and friends were always there for me when I needed them, they helped gain confidence, thanks to them, I never gave up.

Great, 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?
Sometimes it smooth, other times, it’s not. There could be too many auditions at once, and I start to feel overwhelmed, sometimes there are no auditions at all, and I start to lose my confidence, it really depends on the time. Some of my struggles were maintaining going to school while also acting. Sometimes it was my patience, I really wanted a job, and I didn’t want to wait to find out if I got it or not. My biggest struggle was my confidence, even with all the support I got, I always wanted to be better, redoing self-tapes over and over just to get it perfect. I always gave myself high standards, ones that were very hard to live up to. But with my lack in confidence, I still didn’t give up, just because I didn’t think I did perfectly doesn’t mean the director did. I always kept going, no matter what.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I think my proudest moment was when I did the Happier Music Video, it was a chance for me to really show my acting abilities, people recognizing me, I gained so much confidence. Not just with people saying ” hey, you were in the music video”, but just the fact that there people out there who knew me from my acting and actually thought I was good, I’ve never felt more special.

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