An Actress is a professional who typically portrays lead or supporting female characters in movies, TV shows or stage plays. They might also act in commercials, do voice-overs, act in dinner theaters or perform on radio. Actresses must have the ability to portray characters in a realistic way to make audiences believe in or identify with them. This involves applying various acting techniques, memorizing lines and even making physical changes relevant to the character they are portraying. They should be adept at expressing a wide range of emotions through body language, facial expressions and even dialect. Actresses spend a lot of time rehearsing their parts and preparing for live or filmed performances.
Review the list below to get an idea of the types of skills and abilities an Actress would likely mention in a cover letter:
- Knowledge of diverse acting techniques and methods
- Oral and written communication abilities
- Creative skills
- Listening skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work in teams
- Interpersonal skills
Learn how these and other skills and qualifications might be discussed in an Actress cover letter by taking a look at the sample provided below.
Dear Mr. Shaw:
After reviewing your post for an Actress for your production company, I am sending my resume as I feel my qualifications match your requirements. I have a strong background in stage and film productions and bring over ten years experience that will prove beneficial for your company.
I am a detail-oriented team player who possesses the ability to quickly memorize entire scripts and adhere to a strict rehearsal schedule. My years working with a voice coach have proven beneficial in helping me with range and dialect and I have successfully filled roles that require various accents and even singing. My acting skills encompass comedy, drama and musicals.
Throughout my career, I have been praised for being coachable and work easily with directors, producers, fellow actors and other personnel in both film and stage productions. In addition, I have used my creativity to bring originality to any role, often making suggestions for lines or actions that are well-received by both directors and script writers.
Below are some career highlights that I feel best reflect my skills and qualifications that would make me a viable candidate for your position:
- Landed lead role in an original off-Broadway production, "Like Sisters", a comedy written by Matthew O'Keefe
- Nominated for Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play for my role in "Like Sisters"
- Starred in direct-to-video suspense movie, Shards, for New Delicious Works
- Featured in various commercials for major brands, including Pepsi, Hanes and Toyota
- Awarded Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from New York Academy
Other career highlights include teaching acting classes for community colleges and community theater groups and serving as a mentor for young Actresses in the New York area. In addition, I co-wrote a play, "Flight Deck", which was produced off-Broadway to critical acclaim in 2014.
I have provided a headshot, as required. I look forward to further discussing my experience in a personal interview and hope this can be arranged.
Thank you for your consideration.