That’s a net gain of seven films from 2017 and a 15 film gain from 2007. Last year, black or African-American actresses had five lead or co-lead roles, three mixed race actresses had lead or co-lead roles, two Hispanic or Latina actresses had lead or co-lead roles, and one Asian or Asian-American actress had a lead role. Actors may work in a variety of settings, including theater, film, television, and radio. Some actors work exclusively in one medium, while others work across multiple mediums. They may also work on stage productions, commercials, or voiceovers for animated films or video games. Acting requires a combination of talent, training, and experience, as well as a willingness to work long and irregular hours.