Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsey Blackwell.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Lindsey. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Well, my parents always told me how I was a super friendly and happy baby, and as a toddler, I never met a stranger. People would always tell my parents, “You better get that child in something!” But, my parents kind of brushed it off, thinking she’s cute, but hey, that’s just Lindsey. They told me that one day by our house they noticed a billboard for AMTC, Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ, making good bolder in the entertainment business. They decided to take me to their auditions following the advice of many family members and friends.
I made it into their talent development program in preparation for the Summer 2010 SHINE event, which officially began my acting career. At the age of four, I performed a monologue titled, “I Need A Job,” which gave me the honor of taking home the win of Best Overall Actress for my category. As a result of AMTC, I met my agents, J Pervis Talent Agency in Atlanta and Abrams Artists Agency in LA and have had them on my team ever since.
In 2011, I made my big screen debut in Universal Pictures’ comedy The Change-Up alongside Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds. Since then, my career has taken off, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to do what I love. I get to work on some amazing projects and meet the most brilliant people along the way!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Acting has been amazing, and I haven’t had lots of struggles. I have learned that my job as an actress is to be great at auditioning because booking the role is out of my control. Someone else makes that decision. I have done hundreds of auditions and I have been told “no” many times. When I say “no,” I mean not booking a job. But, this has made me stronger and more aware of my actions and what I am trying to accomplish. Being told no or not winning something doesn’t have to discourage you. You should be able to benefit from these setbacks in life. And that is one thing I have learned from acting, you can’t always be told yes! But, when I am told yes, meaning when I book a job, it is the best feeling in the world. I know that the process and hard work was worth it.
Please tell us about your work.
I am known as an actress first since I have been doing it pretty much my whole life. Over the years, I have been blessed to have agents that send me out for everything. I have filmed over 20 commercials for companies such as Cartoon Network, Publix, Ford, AT&T, Graco, Georgia Power, and Georgia Aquarium.
After filming The Change-Up, I was cast as young Judith in Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013). My TV credits include co-starring in Sleepy Hollow (2017), The Resident (2018), and Terror in the Woods (2018).
You can see me as Deja in Step Sisters currently streaming on Netflix and Ava in The Dunning Man on Amazon Prime and iTunes. Plus, I am super excited to share that you can catch me as Marissa on OWN’S David Makes Man in August (2019). Oh, and I just wrapped on a pilot for a major network that I hope I get to share soon!
I am most proud of being a full-time student at a public charter school while also pursuing a full-time career in acting. Also, for the last couple of years, have been training in piano and vocals.
I am blessed to work consistently and have been able to train and grow as an actress on set. I think my maturity, professionalism, positive attitude, and humble spirit sets me apart from others. I believe I can do anything!
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I think my favorite childhood memory is seeing myself on my very first billboard. In 2016, I was the face of a major campaign for the Georgia Aquarium called Become A Fan of the Sea Lions. A commercial ran on TV, there were ads online, bus wraps on Marta buses, banners in the Marta stations, and major signage all around the city of Atlanta. I remember riding with my parents up 75/85 North and being surprised to see my face, wearing the sea lion nose, on a huge billboard next to Turner Field, which now belongs to Georgia State. It was the greatest feeling in the world! And, what made it even sweeter is that my grandad has worked for Marta for over 20 years and his parents, my great grandma and great grandpa, got to see me pass their house on the bus wrap every day while looking out of their front window. It was a really fun time for me!
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