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3 Ways to Audition for TV Shows – wikiHow


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This article was co-authored by Lesly Kahn, MFA. Lesly Kahn is an acting teacher and coach based in Los Angeles, California. She is the founder and owner of Lesly Kahn & Company, Actor Training, which focuses on preparing actors for employment in film, television and theatre. With well over 30 years of experience, Ms. Kahn has coached hundreds of actors who have become household names. She also ran the BFA Program in Acting at Marymount Manhattan College, and worked in television as well as New York and regional theatre. Lesly holds a BFA from New York University and an MFA from The Yale School of Drama. This article has been viewed 235,578 times.

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Updated: February 28, 2023

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To audition for TV shows, start by having a professional headshot taken, so you’ll have something to help directors remember you by. Then, search websites like or for open casting calls in the city closest to where you live. Even if it’s a small part, go to the audition to get the experience and exposure that casting directors will want to see. Additionally, join an acting union to gain networking opportunities and be eligible for union auditions. If you need more help, consider hiring an agent to help you obtain auditions. For advice on how to use social media to develop a digital presence as an actor, read on!

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