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Lira Kellerman

"Okay, first you're going to slate and then show us your profiles."

When I was about 16 years old, I came to a crossroads in my life: Do I look at state schools and major in creative writing or do I apply for the private university and major in theater? I wrung my hands over this and finally decided that I wasn't going to choose, but let the school application process choose for me. 

I applied to only one school for their theater program, figuring if I didn't get in, or a hefty scholarship, I would go to the community college up the street and then transfer to a state school for writing.

I got the theater program scholarship.

Hello, my name is Lira Kellerman, and here are my profiles:

Left Side: At 13, I was the youngest teen writer for the city wide newspaper "Youth Today," I lamented about how childhood is over so fast. (I was deep.) At 17, I created my own magazine, "Medusa's Stylist," which my father then forbade me to distribute, as my second issue was all about sex. (A subject for which I only had secondhand accounts.) After writing a play for my high school which was performed in front of a full house, and creating and writing and producing a sold-out show in college, I then became an online columnist writing about my sessions as the couples' therapist to the cockroaches in my apartment. I co-wrote a feature film with April Wade and am currently working with her again on a web series we created, the script of which I'm in the middle of fine tuning. I have my own little blog and am now here, very happy to be sharing my thoughts on the writing/producing world with you.

Right Side: I starred in Annie when I was 12. I blame the hair. I am practically the queen of the recreated events shows, with turns in favorites such as, What Should You Do?, Untold Stories of the ER, America's Most Wanted, Twins By Surprise, and soon to air, Post-Partum Depression Special. I am hoping to work on I Didn't Know I was Pregnant, as that seems to be the sign that you've made it. I was also in a really terrible horror film. I most recently cast myself as a recurring character in a web series I wrote. 2008 was a great year for me while 2009 was my slowest. I'm hoping 2010 will be amazing, and I'm here, very happy to be sharing my thoughts on the acting front with you.

I'm going to be sharing a few tricks and secrets I've learned along the way. For instance, I'll show you how to get free headshots, where the cheapest acting classes are (hint: they're not really a class!), and a few things every actress must have in her head to help build herself up and keep her ego in check.

I think I'm perfect for this role. I hope you do too.

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Heather Tocquigny

I am interested already!

Brandi Ford

Heeeey Lira!! Welcome to the club. :-)

Mariana

Nice! Hope to hear from you soon :D

stacey jackson

Helloooo and welcome! Can't wait to read more. What a fun introductory blog!

Kid In The Front Row

Awesome!

Kelly

Hey Lira,

I've been reading your blog occasionally. I'm a struggling actress just like you living in LA. I'm a little earlier in my career as I just got out of college last year. But when I saw you mention "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" I have to laugh, since I've auditioned for that show too and see notices up for it all the time on LACasting. It's so odd the projects young actresses take to build their resume.

Well anyway I'm Kelly and I love the advice you give, especially on auditions. I was one of those newbies without my resume stapled to my headshot, but no longer. Thanks, Lira.

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