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Actors that make it in the entertainment industry are often catapulted to the ranks of high society, becoming iconic individuals that enthrall people from all over the world, having a lasting impact on culture, social issues, and many other things in mainstream society. Once an actor has a breakthrough in the industry, they become very famous and sought after for other movies, TV shows, and brand endorsement. The lifestyle of a famous actor captivates people from all walks of life, and different parts of the globe.
The most difficult part of achieving such success is having your first breakthrough, whether that be in TV or on the big screen. However, attaining this breakthrough is extremely difficult, and is the product of hard work, never giving up, and maintaining self-confidence through a large volume of auditions that may not always be fruitful. Just like any industry, climbing your way to the top can be very burdensome, however, once an actor has attained noteworthy success, they are instantly on the radar of all the influential figures in Hollywood.
Kevin Needham has been pursuing his dream of becoming a famous actor for the past ten years, he has faced all the impediments that up-and-coming actors face. However, unlike most actors, he hasn’t let failure or rejection get in his way. Through countless auditions, Needham has held his head high, not letting rejection impact his dream. He continues to push forward despite the number of obstacles he has encountered. Needham spent the last decade living in New York, working in the hospitality industry to support his dreams. He studied with renowned acting coaches like Anthony Abeson, the late Wynn Handman, and many more. He sought to improve his acting skills at Michael Howard Studios, where he was given a one-year conservatory- eventually leading him to be signed by About Artists Agency.
A big reason for Needham’s longevity has been his competitive background. He grew up in a hyper competitive family in Nebraska, and was a star basketball player in high school. He was offered a Division I basketball scholarship at Hofstra, where former greats like Speedy Claxton and Charles Jenkins honed their skills, prior to becoming stars in the NBA. Needham has always been keen on following his intuition, he decided to forgo this rare opportunity in pursuit of his lifelong dream of becoming a famous actor.
Needham’s perseverance and competitive edge has paid off, landing him roles in movies like Accidental Wolf and Hard Sell. He also had a role in the Netflix hit drama, Hollywood, where he worked alongside Hollywood mainstay’s like Rob Reiner and Joe Montello. He enjoyed working with, and learning from esteemed producer, Ryan Murphy. Needham is just scratching the surface of his potential, and his impeccable attributes are sure to land him many more noteworthy roles in the future. Dedication, persistence, and belief in yourself are qualities Needham has possessed all his life, it takes more than just a few rejections to shake his confidence.
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