We had the good fortune of connecting with Allie Costa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Allie, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
Ever since I was little, I knew what I wanted to be, I knew I was an actor, writer, director, and singer. My younger self would be happy to hear that I’ve accomplished important goals, such as moving to Los Angeles and getting into SAG-AFTRA. She would be so excited to learn I’ve been in movies and on TV shows, that I sing in musicals and on soundtracks, and that my screenplays and stage plays have been produced all over the world.
I’d like to continue working regularly in film, TV, theatre, and voiceover. I would love to be a series regular on a television show, especially the one I created – keep your eyes peeled, I’m working hard on those scripts! Shows with shorter seasons enable me to work in TV for part of the year, then shoot a feature film, then perform on stage in a musical or a play.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My energy and work ethic set me apart – and hopefully motivates others, too! Everything I do, I do with my whole heart. Whether I’m playing a kind character or a ruthless one, whether I’m working on a comedy or a drama, I always arrive on set ready to work, and I’m always happy to be there. I’m eager to do the work and meet everyone involved and discover what we can create together. Performing makes me happier than anything else. I love diving into a new role and bringing a script to life!
Watch Future Shock online: https://youtu.be/2jRDv655iGg
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would love to go to Griffith Park Observatory, because I haven’t been there yet, and I’d love to see the beautiful stars in the night sky! I’d definitely want to check out everything there, the observatory, the exhibit hall, and the planetarium. We’d probably see a show, a musical or a play, maybe one of each! Since we all love and appreciate theatre, that would definitely be on the itinerary. And as we drove around the city, I’d point out all of the venues, sound stages, and casting offices where I’ve performed and auditioned. We might see a concert, too. I would really love to hear the band Elbow perform live. Someday! Afterwards, we’d grab some food at a diner and lose track of time talking, laughing, and catching up.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’m very grateful for my family, who has always supported me. Many thanks to my incredible friends and relatives who tune in when I’m on TV, who are first in line when I’m in a movie or a play, who help me prepare for auditions and are willing to give me feedback on early drafts of my scripts. Your support means the world to me.
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Photographers include Megan Hilliard, Andrew Joseph Perez, and Allie Costa