So in these GuruTips videos I give you information as to how to be a well-rounded actor. From marketing tips to managers and IMDb to day jobs, these career tips are exactly that- for your career. But… that’s not all we are. I’m Ajarae, the actress not the actress named Ajarae.
We’re people too! And sometimes we can lose sight of that. Usually this time of year people start taking off and leaving town for the holidays which can lead to some stressful thoughts- What happens if I get an audition? Should I leave town? Will my agent drop me if I go home over New Years?
A very prominent commercial casting director here in LA once was approached by a client who wanted to hold callbacks on Christmas Eve, and you know what? She turned them away. She understood that actors want to have a life too, and how many actors (not to mention agents and casting assistants), want to leave their families, and maybe even postpone vacations, for a callback? Priorities.
This is why today I’m showing you exactly how to do the thing we always get weary of- how to GET. A. LIFE.

I hope this helped actors. Remember you deserve to have a life, and you are allowed to have a life and interests outside of being an actor (how do you think I started this website!?). So find a hobby that has nothing to do with the arts, pick up a new skill, go skype with your family across the country, just go do something for yourself, because you deserve it too.

Have a burning question you want me to cover in an episode of GuruTips for Actors? I’ll be answering YOUR questions the last Tuesday of every month, so be sure to send them in to [email protected]!
My hobby I want to get better at: knitting 😉

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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.



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