Yes, it’s true: at any given moment, only about 2% of working actors are able to make a living solely from performing. The rest of the time, the other 98% of us are doing other things to the pay the bills… like bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s.
After 3 Bway shows and a Tony nom. my unemployment ran out so I got a job at a gift shop. One a day a customer said, “has anyone ever told you you look like Liz Callaway?” I confessed it was me. He said “good for you!!” That was Ira Levin, who wrote Deathtrap. #ActorsWithDayJobs https://t.co/alFn5kZYpr
— Liz Callaway (@LizGoesOn) September 3, 2018