We had the good fortune of connecting with Dujuan Austin Jr and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dujuan, looking back, what do you think was the most difficult decision you’ve had to make?
Going to LA to pursue acting.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I refused to be out worked in any area of life or role I’m playing. I’m going to give 1000% EVERYTIME. No matter how big or small. I got where I am in my career today simply off of working hard, studying the craft, and making industry friends . This was no easy task by far. With working hard comes 1 million no’s and 1 yes. All of those no’s just drove me to be better and become great at my craft. I learned along the way to stay focused throughout the entire process or I’ll fail. I want the world and anyone chasing a goal or dream to know that if you stay consistent and persistent in anything; you’ll get those results you want or don’t want. Just keep going.

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.
If my best friend came to LA to visit for a week I’d take them to get great tacos. Then I’d more than likely take them to Santa Monica. The following days would consists of trips in Hollywood and hikes. Simply free fun mostly.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents, Dujuan Austin Sr and Sheree Williams, Granny, Grandaddy Tim.

Instagram: dujuanjr

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