Today we’d like to introduce you to Sierra Green.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Sierra. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
As an actress, theme-park performer, and YouTube personality, I have to be my own business manager, publicist, marketer, web designer, social media strategist, and employee! I’m definitely one of those kids that’s known what I wanted to do my whole life. I’ve always loved performing- I began performing on stage at the age of three in dance recitals, then found my true passion for acting and storytelling in musical theatre. I transitioned to pursuing film and theme park performing when I moved to Southern California from Portland, OR when I was 18.
After graduating from Chapman University in 2017 with a degree in Theatre, I moved to Los Angeles to continue my career. In the almost two years since I’ve been here, I’ve performed at Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland, a princess performance company, grown my own lifestyle YouTube Channel, and just had an independent thriller pilot that I acted in released on Amazon Prime! But the success is always feast or famine. It’s a huge challenge not knowing what’s coming next, or when I’ll book my next gig. However, that’s part of the adventure, and it certainly keeps me on my toes!
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?
The biggest struggle about pursuing any artistic career, well at least for me, is the constant, crippling self-doubt of “am I really good enough, patient enough, or strong enough to pursue this?” That, and a lack of funds. The “starving artist” joke is real.
There are constantly those that will try to grind you down by telling you, you’re not the right look, talent, size, voice, shape, color, or personality for something you desperately want. Despite wanting to scream, run away, and find a “safer” career, I have to constantly remind myself why I am here, pursuing my craft. What makes it fulfilling, what can I bring to the world, how can I make a positive impact through what I do?
Something that I’ve learned since moving to Los Angeles is that one’s self-worth cannot be defined by anything external. It’s not defined by one’s appearance, weight, or beauty, It’s not by how others may treat them, how many roles they book, or any external wealth or Instagram likes. Self-worth must come from what kind of person you are, your integrity, values, and personality traits that you are proud of. At the end of the day, when it’s all stripped away, you’re only left with the raw you, and once you can truly love and be proud of that person, everything else falls into place.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I don’t limit myself to just one field. I’m not just a film actor or stage actor. I love to perform, inspire change, and tell stories. I love performing in 1950’s Musical theatre as much as I love acting in a gripping, dramatic film. I love performing for children in theme parks, and I would be inspired to do a play for a senior citizens home. When I can’t book anything for, or I’m busy with work, I love putting out my own content to YouTube, even in the medium of “advice” or “inspiration” videos that can help make a positive impact on others. I find the power of change through storytelling so meaningful and inspiring, and it is what fuels me to persevere through this challenging line of work.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memories from childhood are the most simple. Playing in the backyard with my older brother, creating sculptures out of lawn clippings, going on walks with my mom on Saturday mornings, getting my dad to help me with my latest creative project. My happiest memories are centered around my family, in the simple joys that make life so wonderful and sweet. Sometimes these are the best stories to tell because they can evoke such a powerful nostalgic feeling with an audience that can remind them how brief and beautiful life can be.
- Website: www.sierramgreen.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @sierramichellegreen
- Twitter: @sierramgreen
- Other: Imdb: www.imdb.me/sierragreen
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