FOR WRITING A PROFESSIONAL BIO
KEEP IT SHORT
– 150 words
WRITE IN THE THIRD PERSON
- “Jane is a singer...” good.
-“I am a singer...” not good.
If you’ve never been in a production before, say something like, “This is Jane’s theatrical debut.” Otherwise, simply describe your previous roles.
When mentioning a past show, do not CAPITALIZE or BOLD the name!
- "Hamilton;" "Hairspray; "The Sound of Music"...good!
-HAMILTON; HAIRSPRAY; THE SOUND OF MUSIC... not good!
Avoid listing every production you’ve ever been in. Instead, focus only on your proudest or most impressive work.
DO NOT MENTION TEACHERS OR DIRECTORS UNLESS REALLY WELL-KNOWN
- “Jane has worked with Director Steven Speilberg...” good!
- “Jane has worked with Director John Jones...” not good!
If you do feel a need to mention your HS or College director, include a link to his/her bio.
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE YOUR EDUCATION.
Mention your field of study.
Write out the names of schools in full unless they are well known.
“Jane graduated in 2019 from YSD...” not good!
“Jane graduated in 2019 from the Yale School of Drama...” good!
If you’re currently a student, mention this.This is especially appropriate if you’re studying theatre or drama with the aim of becoming a professional actor.
INCLUDE CONTACT INFO as per your preference.
SAMPLE HEADSHOT AND BIO
Jane is a talented actor and versatile singer hailing from Boston, Massachusetts where she is a student at Boston Conservatory majoring in musical theater. Although just 22 years old, Jane has an impressive list of credits including leading roles in both amateur and professional productions. She has appeared in professioanl productions of "Hamilton," "Hairspray," and "The Sound of Music" and she most proud of her critically acclaimed role as Eva Peron in the Boston Theater’s 2018 revival of "Evita" directed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Jane is especially excited to be a part of Extraordinary Hero and feels a strong connection to the music and to the story.
Note: Bios may be subject to editing.