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Rising Stars: Meet Sasha Sloan

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sasha Sloan.

Hi Sasha, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I grew up in Akron, Ohio, and from the very beginning I have always wanted to entertain. I was always the kid during career day confused when the others wanted to be doctors and lawyers. I would say from the top of my lungs “I am going to be an entertainer!” My mom was a single parent of three, so acting classes or classes of any sort was never an option. I was the kid who would look for another way to do what she needs, so I found classes at school. Growing up, I was a very shy kid, so I would never go for the big role in the school play. Once I made it to high school, I gained confidence and went for every role I could get. After high school, I started to feel the pressure to go to college for something I could make money from. I started college majoring in Spanish and minoring in International business.

During my college days, I feel my spirit dim because it was not what I really wanted to do with my life. If I can say anything to someone reading this, Always do what you love and what makes you happy, at the end of the day no one wants to be miserable. Leaving College was a turning point because it meant I had to give my all to my acting. Living in Akron, I knew I would have to move to a bigger movie making city, and I really dislike snow and cold so LA has always been #1 for me. I worked at a restaurant and focused on how to be the best actress and I took lessons until it was time to move. The day came for me to move to LA and every part of that day was overwhelming and exciting. Once I landed I got right to work, I signed up for central casting and was on a set the following week. My first couple of months was like a dream, being on set was my favorite place in the world, and I loved exploring LA.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I think everyone has a story which is why we go through rough patches along the way. My road to this dream has been anything but smooth, but it has not been anything I would change. Some of my struggles has been that I don’t have complete support from family and friends and that hurts. When covid-19 started, it was extremely hard for me to see anything positive, it felt like the television and movie world was over. I felt my career slipping away from me. I am usually extremely optimistic so I decided to be proactive and get coaching while I waited for studios to open back up.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am an actress. I am most proud of how far I have come. I am on the road to my biggest dreams. What sets me apart from others is my approach and delivery of my acting.

Do you have any advice for those looking to network or find a mentor?
I am extremely blessed to have found my amazing mentor Christine Horn. I found her on Instagram. Social media is extremely useful and a great asset for new artists.

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Teen Vogue and Central Casting

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