Beginners Resume For Child Actors

I am often asked about what to put on a child's resume when they have little or no experience. Well, we all have to start somewhere. When I first started acting, I only had some extra work that I had done. And I still landed an agent. Some people may say to lie. DO NOT lie! The business side of the entertainment industry is a tight knit community, and you will most likely be caught. You do not want to burn bridges in this business, especially when you are first starting out.

So here is a sample of what you should put down on your child's resume when they are starting out:

(NEVER list your home address or the school they attend if you are a minor for safety reasons)


Savannah Starlet

(your email address here)
(your phone number here)

Date of Birth: 06/15/1998
Height: 4'11"
Weight: 92 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green

Acting & Modeling Objectives:

TV Shows
Commercial Print


Class Skits-

Anne Frank-Mrs. & Mr. Van Dann.


High School Drama Club

Special Skills, Talents & Hobbies:

Singing, Dancing, Drawing, Ballet, Soccer, Ice Skating, Basketball, Swimming, and Cheerleading. Like to hang out with friends, and volunteer for things to help people and animals.


That's it! You see, if a casting director really REALLY likes their photo and look, they will call them in. Regardless of experience, or if you are in the Screen Actors Guild or AFTRA.