Meet Dream Chaser: Anne Akhila

Dream chasers come from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Each one has their own story to tell and their own lessons that they have learned. Read more on this dream chaser below.

Name:

Anne Akhila

Hometown:

Los Angeles

Website:

http://anneakhila.wix.com/anneakhila

Social Media



What is a dream you are chasing ?

I want nothing more than to become the next big comedic actress!

How did you know this was your dream? What inspired it?

I’ve known this for a while now (many years) but a career in law took me away for a little while, hehe. When I started doing improv with the Baltimore Improv Group, I realized, THIS is what I want to do in life: make people laugh with my creativity. When my family found out we were moving to LA, we were like: I MUST pursue acting and improv full time. Must.

What are you doing to work towards your dream?

Creating!! Opportunities aren’t handed out, right? So, I’m making my own videos, and posting them on Youtube and Facebook. I’m taking a serious acting course w/ other serious dream chasers so I can be the best actress when it’s time for that big movie or tv show. I’m building a network of friends who think like me and want to do things I want to do. We’re helping each other to grow.

What is 1 resource that was/is essential for your chase?

Television has been a big resource because it constantly inspires me. My husband is a huge resource because he constantly helps me when writing or acting. My community of actors has been huge in helping me. We look out for each other!

What obstacle(s) are in the path of your chase?

Finances are a big one here. A lot of people don’t realize that actors don’t book a lot of work yet are expected to take expensive classes, seminars, be members of online acting websites (i.e., IMDb, Actors Access, etc.) and it just hard when you are trying to pursue your dream full-time and can’t really work because it’ll prevent you from pursuing your dream.

What is the best piece of advice you were given?

Don’t wait for anyone to make things happen for you. You can make things happen for you.

What is 1 piece of advice you would give to a fellow dream chaser?

Every week set certain goals for yourself, no matter how big or small. And then every day wake up and try to achieve them!

Who is your role model and why?

Tina Fey. She didn’t let marriage and kids get in the way of staying up all night and day and writing 30 Rock, among countless other comedic gems. She just DID it. Family supporting you creatively or otherwise? Take advantage of it and DO SOMETHING GREAT!

Favorite Quote:

“I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” Comedian George Burns.

Favorite Movie:

Dumb and Dumber

Favorite Website:

Youtube.com

Favorite Color:

Blue or Purple

Favorite Restaurant:

Palms Thai Restaurant

Favorite Place to Visit:

New York City

Podcast Recommendation:

Improv4Humans