Degrees in fine arts, film, television, radio, performing arts and other related fields. Most employers do not have educational requirements, but experience as an actress is preferred,whether from drama or dialect coaches, local theatre groups, school drama club, acting courses, acting conservancies or other types of acting experience. Ability to create different believable facial expressions and accents; capture the audience by making them laugh, cry and become excited, shocked and scared; narrate or do voice-overs for video games, animation, advertisements, audio books and other similar work. An actress may also be required to sing, dance, play instruments or other entertainment-related skills. The tasks and required skills of an actress may vary significantly depending on employer needs.