Theatre productions take place on a stage and have very different considerations than filmed performances. Performances will be in front of a live audience – in theatres and in studios for some television shows. Other performances do not have an audience and the feedback from these performances is not instant. The acting profession offers many formats and media types in which to display your performing talent. As an actress, you may be able to work in TV commercials, stage plays, films, live events and more. Understanding what actresses do on a regular basis and what they need to be successful in an acting career can help better prepare you. In this article, we discuss job duties and expected salary of an actress, as well as the necessary education, steps and tools you’ll need to become one.