Kym Jackson

Kym Jackson

Kym Jackson is the author of The Hollywood Survival Guide for actors and a busy working actress with over fifty SAG-AFTRA feature film and TV credits.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1249826

She is a member of The Television Academy (Emmy Nominating Committee), SAG-AFTRA, American MENSA, and a speaker and committee member for the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory.

In 2019, she filmed the ABC/Disney pilot 'Triangle' as the series regular character of Viking Queen Neela alongside Mike Vogel, Mallory Jansen, and Edwin Hodge.

Kym has also played roles on This Is Us, American Crime Story, NCIS, ABC's Ten Days in The Valley, and BET show, Rebel.

Her latest feature film, Wishman, was in theaters around the USA from July 2019 and will be released on VOD in September.

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Kym Jackson
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  • Welcome To Secret Actor Society: Site Tour!

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  • Should I List My Skills On A Resume?

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  • How Long Should My Demo Reel Be?

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  • Do I Need A Website For My Acting?

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  • What Is The Difference Between A Submission & A Pitch?

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  • How Can I Find My Own Auditions?

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  • Is LA Casting Mainly Commercial?

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  • Should I Reach Out To A Casting Director After A Casting Workshop?

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  • What Is SAG-AFTRA?

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  • How Much Should I Pay A Publicist?

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  • What Day Job Can I Do To Support My Acting Career?

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  • Should I Network With The Other Actors Before Or After My Audition?

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  • Do I Need A Slate Shot On Actors Access & Why?

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  • Kym Jackson: The One About Coming To America

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  • Storytime: The One About The Russian Role

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  • Storytime: The One About Overcoming Networking Nerves

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  • Should I Ask My Manager Or Agent To Events?

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  • Do I Pay My New Agent Commission On Residuals For Jobs I Did Before I Signed?

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  • How Often Should I Email My Agent or Manager?

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  • Should I Put A Self Tape On My Demo Reel?

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  • How Many Looks Should I Do In My Headshot Shoot?

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  • Why Aren't I Getting Auditions?

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