Do you ever feel like too much time is passing? And you’re not making enough progress in your acting career?

Here’s what I have to say about that…

Here’s the article that contains Ann Dowd’s speech if you want to read it.

These words resonated deeply with me:

“Trust yourself and trust that there is a place at the table for you.”

Sometimes it seems like we are at the mercy of external factors. Like “Yeah, someone FINALLY gave Ann Dowd her big break, and she was 56!”

But that’s not true.

Humility and gratitude and our own faith are all things that we do have control over.

You got this.

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Ajarae Coleman | Acting Resource Guru

Ajarae Coleman | Acting Resource Guru



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Ajarae Coleman is a working actress living in Los Angeles. You can see her on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on Netflix, and more. Ajarae founded Acting Resource Guru (ARG) in 2012 to give actors practical steps to book more work and take ownership of their careers. In 2020, Ajarae launched The Table, an exclusive online membership for actors who crave an artistic life that goes beyond just booking gigs. They are ready to make a greater impact, which looks like building communities of collaborators, creating their own opportunities, and developing residual income streams. Ajarae believes that actors play a huge role in bringing forth a reality where every being on the planet is safe and valued, and The Table empowers actors to claim their seat. Join the Interest List at to be notified when the doors open for new members.


  1. Ajarae, thank you for commenting on this topic. I smile a bit when I hear you refer to yourself as “old” (I probably have socks older than you) or even 56 as old. I’m 65 and started acting two years ago. I couldn’t agree more that it’s the journey that’s most important. For any other choice, there lies madness.


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