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Rising Stars: Meet Brittany Black

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittany Black.

Hi Brittany, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
When I was younger I got scouted a couple of times to model/act however I wasn’t able to pursue my dreams quite yet as my parents wanted me to finish school. So that’s what I did, after finishing school I decided to pursue modeling/acting and have been for the past eight years full time. In the past eight years, I have modeled and done print/commercials for brands like Urban Decay, Jimmy Choo, Lamborghini, Hyatt, Diane’s Beach Wear, Hurley, Kenra, Paul Mitchell, and so much more.

I also started acting about 8 years ago and fell in love with it. I have been in films like Fast and Furious 7, Ted 2, and many more, along with television shows like The Young and The Restless, Truth & Iliza, Revenge, and many more. Acting is another passion of mine and recently got to work on the films Promising young Woman, Top Gun 2, and soon-to-be coming out Rebel Moon.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It was easy getting an agent and building a network as I already knew people who were already in the industry however once your pursuing modeling/acting full time, it was a bit of a struggle and a complete life change as your working from job to job without knowing when you’re going to book again versus a 9-5 that’s much more steady work but not a path I wanted to follow. I was able to push through without having a part-time job because not only did I have faith, but I was learning how to manage by money by living by the dollar which was scary for me. This tool taught me how to manage my money and save to be able to pay my bills and save money with all the jobs I have booked in modeling and acting.

Another challenge is rejection. Anyone who gets rejected on anything knows it doesn’t feel good. I have learned that it is part of the process and to not take it personally because sometimes it is the look or someone else was just a better fit. I am confident in myself now to understand it is not me and to keep moving forward.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I love modeling and acting because there is something about being in charge of your own business which is yourself. I get to choose what jobs I want to take and build a team that are looking out for my best interests like my manager and agents. I’m most proud of myself for not giving up. There are times where work can be really slow and times where you feel like giving up. Those are the times I seem to always book which tells me I’m supposed to keep pursuing this career.

Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
I love the job opportunities and that casting and jobs tend to be on the same general areas of LA but I’m not a big fan of the city life and prefer a more suburban rural kind of life as that’s what I grew up in and am used to.

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