Happiness Doesn't Necessarily Come From Success - Geena Bocci (Actress from USA)

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1. Tell us about your background and journey.

I started out training in acting in my hometown in Texas and did some
commercials and short films. I managed to acquire 4 agents in Texas and Lousiana but I quickly outgrew the market and longed for something bigger. I then moved to Atlanta for a while to get some more training under my belt. But I realized my heart craved to be in LA this whole time. I wasn't happy being anywhere else because I knew the Golden state where I was meant to me.

I packed what would fit in my car, and me and my dog took a road trip off to Hollywood. I can see the Hollywood sign from my street and every day I wake up complacent.

2. Did you ever think or dream of being an actor?

Yes, I've always wanted to be an actor. It was something I wanted as a kid- I've always wanted to inspire people through my work, and make them laugh, smile, and cry. I am proud of what I've accomplished so far on my journey. I can't see myself being happy doing anything else.

3. How can one approach their career and have the confidence and belief to become an actor?

It takes some serious tenacity. Do you remember the saying "you have to love yourself before anyone else can love you?"- well, you have to believe in yourself before anyone else can believe in you! It's not always going to be easy, but you must carry on with unbreakable determination anyway.

4. If not this, what would you be doing?

I would be a motivational speaker or a life coach. My main goal in life is to help people and inspire them. I have been listening to motivational speeches since I was a kid and I have multiple motivational speakers I look up to.

5. For a complete outsider with inroads, what advice would you like to give?

The best place to start is by signing up for Actors Access, and LA casting (Casting Networks in you're not in LA), investing in professional headshots and training at a reputable studio near you. Knowing the in's and out's of the industry and learning to market yourself as an actor is key.

6. What is your mantra of success?

My mantra of success is knowing that you have to be happy first before you can have success - happiness doesn't necessarily come from success.

7. Which is your favorite book and why?

My current favorite book is "You are a Bad*ss" by Jen Sincero, because it motivates me in a real and straightforward way.

Interview by - Priyanka

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