We had the good fortune of connecting with Morgan Berry and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Morgan, how do you think about risk?
I believe in taking risks that could possibly enrich your life. But I feel it’s smart to calculate the costs and weigh the pros and cons before taking those risks. Though I acknowledge that some risks don’t allow time to contemplate the possibilities.
In 2013, I competed in a voice acting competition. The prize for winning this contest was an audition at Funimation Entertainment; the largest dubbing studio in America. This opened up the door to my entire career. I was terrified stepping out on stage with the full intent of being judged on my talent. I almost didn’t even sign up to compete. My fear of failure and humiliation almost kept me from making the greatest decision of my life. I competed in that contest and I ended up winning and getting my first voice-over audition. 7 years later, I have amassed over 200 voice-over roles. I am thriving in my career, and this would not have been possible if I did not take any risks. I am proud of the progress I have made and the many risks I have taken to put myself out there.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I trained in the arts and I continue to grow and hone my craft to the best of my abilities. It’s important to never stop learning, and it’s also essential to make sure you’re learning from qualified professionals with a plethora of industry experience. Never assume that you are at your peak. Trends in this industry are constantly changing, and you have to keep up with the times. Never let pride keep you from growing. That is a major philosophy I live by.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Santa Monica Pier is a fun place to chill in the sun with friends. I also recommend checking out Little Tokyo. They have so many fun anime themed stores and some of my favorite Japanese restaurants.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
At the start of my career, I had no supporters. The one person who cheered me on the moment I met her was my best friend Elizabeth Stephens… Liz gives me all the love I need to keep going, even when the world of show business beats me down and challenges my self esteem.
Photographer: Jonathan McInnis