We had the good fortune of connecting with Grace Pitts and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Grace, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
I would say that time management, resilience, adaptability, self discipline, networking, and good communication skills are essential to success. You also have to have the desire to constantly learn and grow. With every new character I play, I learn a new story. I can just stop being me for a moment in time and absorb the lessons of someone else’s life. As an actor, I am learning to “feel” in ways that are different from my own and this helps me grow in my understanding of the human spirit.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am currently a junior BFA Acting Major at The University of Alabama. I have been so lucky to have worked as an actor since I was very young. Over the years, I have been in multiple films, tv shows, plays, musicals, and commercials. With that being said, my path to where I am today has been a thrilling and challenging ride. I believe what sets me apart from others is my passion for storytelling and the diverse range of characters I’ve had the privilege to portray. I approach each role with a commitment to authenticity, striving to bring depth and nuance to every character I inhabit. One of the aspects I am most proud of is my ability to embrace versatility in my roles. I’ve consciously sought out diverse characters and genres, constantly pushing my boundaries as an actor. This has not only allowed me to grow professionally but has also given audiences a chance to see me in different lights. The journey has certainly not been easy. Like any artistic pursuit, there have been hurdles and moments of doubt. However, I firmly believe that challenges are essential for growth. Each obstacle became an opportunity to refine my craft and discover new facets of my capabilities. Overcoming these challenges required resilience, dedication, and a strong support system. I surrounded myself with mentors and collaborators who believed in my vision, and together, we navigated the ups and downs of the industry. Through perseverance and a commitment to continuous learning, I managed to turn obstacles into stepping stones toward success. The lessons I’ve learned along the way are invaluable. I’ve come to appreciate the importance of patience, the power of collaboration, and the necessity of embracing failure as a part of the learning process. Each project, whether successful or not, has contributed to my growth as an artist. As for what I want the world to know about me and my brand, I aspire to be a storyteller who creates meaningful connections with audiences. I want my work to inspire, provoke thought, and evoke emotions. My journey is a testament to the belief that with passion, perseverance, and a commitment to one’s craft, anyone can carve their own path in the world of entertainment.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Growing up in the Central Arkansas area has been a delightful experience, especially when it comes to finding unique and enjoyable activities. Arkansas offers a plethora of options for a good time! If I were to be a tour guide for my best friend who was visiting town, the first stop on our list would undoubtedly be Gadwall’s Grill, nestled in the heart of Sherwood, AR. Gadwall’s Grill holds a special place in my heart, as it’s the go-to restaurant for me. It has a menu that combines the best food with impeccable service. Following our dining experience, I would lead my friend on a leisurely stroll through the Lakewood area. This locale is renowned for housing The Old Mill, a picturesque gem that serves as a testament to the area’s rich natural beauty. The serene ambiance and captivating scenery would provide the perfect backdrop for some quality time spent amidst nature. To add another layer of exploration to our day, I would suggest a scenic drive to Hot Springs. This charming destination is not only famous for its rejuvenating springs but also for its vibrant collection of shops. A leisurely walk through the bustling streets would offer my friend the opportunity to soak in the local culture and perhaps pick up a few souvenirs.

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?
Absolutely, let’s dive in! In my journey, there have been several individuals and elements that have played a crucial role in shaping who I am today. I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my family and friends, whose unwavering support has been my anchor through thick and thin. Their encouragement, belief in my dreams, and understanding during challenging times have been invaluable. Whether it was late-night rehearsals, auditions, or the emotional rollercoaster of the industry, their love has been a constant source of strength. Their belief in my potential, even when I doubted myself, has been a driving force in my pursuit of a career in acting. Additionally, I want to acknowledge the mentors and collaborators who have been instrumental in my growth. Their guidance, constructive feedback, and shared experiences have been indispensable. From directors who challenged me to push my boundaries to fellow actors who inspired and pushed me to excel, each person I’ve had the privilege to work with has left an indelible mark on my professional journey. Moreover, there are inspirational books and organizations that have provided me with valuable insights and resources. These sources have fueled my passion, broadened my perspective, and helped me navigate the intricacies of the industry. In essence, my success is a collaborative effort, a culmination of the support, mentorship, and inspiration provided by those around me. I am deeply grateful for the community that has stood by me, and this shoutout is a heartfelt acknowledgment of their role in my story.Thank you to each person, group, and organization that has been a part of my journey. Your contributions have not only shaped my career but have also enriched my life in profound ways. Here’s to the power of collective effort and the strength that comes from shared dreams and aspirations.

Website: gracejpitts.com & corbinpitts.com

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Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/gracejpitts

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