We had the good fortune of connecting with Cami Storm and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cami, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
In short, because acting is the only thing that sets me on fire. My passion for this industry runs deep and I have felt the calling ever since I can remember. I always knew I would do something creative or artistic with my life. As a kid I tried drawing, writing, dancing, singing and playing pretend among other things. Playing pretend just stuck. I feel at home, like I’m meant for this. Story telling is something I take very seriously. I have had the opportunity to play characters who were once real people, and I am honored to have helped their story come to life and live on. It’s a form of art that I will forever be learning and growing from. It’s a great feeling to know that you are exactly where you should be, doing exactly what you should be doing. Nothing has given me a feeling of being whole as much as acting has. I’m a right brained person through and through!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
The biggest thing that sets me apart has been juggling my two careers. I am a Registered nurse as well as an actor. I’ve met some industry people out here in LA that are medical professionals and actors like myself, but not many! It speaks to our work ethic, our drive and our fortitude. I worked nights in a hospital for 4 years in LA while I pushed as an actor. I’ve been awake for 40 hours straight to many times to count so I could work, be on set, audition, whatever I needed to do. I’m proud to say that I work from home now which is much more flexible and conducive to my acting career. I’ve definitely built a thick skin by doing both, and I would say I am a master at multi tasking now. I’ve also found that as an actor, I fit in to both comedy and drama categories comfortably. I pride myself in being a sort of chameleon and being flexible enough to portray a bad ass villain one day, and a quirky upbeat comedic character the next. I’ll always be thankful to Lesly Kahn for helping me create my logline- So picture me as Lindsey Morgan meets Selena Gomez in Tomb Raider.
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.
Since I’ve already done this with a best friend from back home I’m more than happy to weigh in! The first place I always take people is Universal. It’s my happy place and I’ll be ecstatic when I can get back there soon! Harry Potter World is a must! Then there would be beach trips to Malibu, movies at the Grove and Paramount drive in. Knotts Berry farm would be a definite day activity, and I always take people to the rooftop bars and restaurants in Weho and downtown LA. If there was time, an Airbnb in Joshua tree or Palm Springs with a hot tub for a night or two would be perfect.
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?
My journey here in LA would not have been the same without Lesly Khan’s school, and my coach there Tyler Poelle. I learned invaluable lessons about myself and the industry. I’m currently looking for the right private coaching situation to help me grow in this industry as it’s so important to keep working on your skills and learning in this industry!
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