RESOURCE | Stuck on a Ferris Wheel: An Actor’s Guide to Enjoying the Ride While Keeping Your Feet on the Ground
It’s easy to get stuck while trying to pursue your dream of becoming an actor. It’s quite a ride, but certainly one you don’t want to get stuck on. Pursuing a career in Hollywood through the years has led actress and author Abbie Cobb to some great decisions and opportunities, but not without making a few mistakes along the way. Stuck on a Ferris Wheel is a must-have guide for any actor starting out a career in LA.
In her first book, Cobb offers play-by-play instructions for being a working actor in LA. Acting is a business, and this book explains how to market yourself, pay the bills, get into SAG, and maintain your personal values along the way. With candor and humor, Abbie offers practical advice to help actors new to the LA scene walk into an audition with confidence. She also gives encouragement for navigating those moral gray areas of Hollywood.
Cobb has been seen in all sorts of films and television shows, including her recurring role on ABC’s Suburgatory, as well as roles on American Horror Story, NCIS: Los Angeles, Grey’s Anatomy, The Mentalist, and True Blood. She had recurring roles on 90210 and The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and recently co-starred in two feature films: Moms’ Night Out and The Umbrella Man. She fills her weeks with work in TV, film, and theatre, spends her spare time mentoring and coaching aspiring actors, and is is a sought-after keynote speaker at creative conferences and workshops.