"The Bible Of The Biz"
Now In Its Fifth Edition


Mari Lyn Henry talks about the book, the theatre, and the actor's journey. This provocative interview was produced in New York City by Film Annex in January, 2013.

How To Be A Working Actor
is one of the most comprehensive books on show business I've ever read. I found it informative, entertaining, and I would highly recommend it as an addition to any actor's library.

           —Joe Mantegna, Award-Winning Actor


What a wonderful book to guide you into—and more importantly—out of the theatrical jungle. Tuck it under your arm and set off purposefully on your journey. Bon Voyage!

—Rosemary Harris, Celebrated
      Stage and Screen Actress

How To Be A Working Actor
is a fantastic resource for Australian actors who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding into the U.S. market. This book is a 'must read' for all actors who are serious about their craft.   

        —Marg Haynes, Director, Australian and
               U.S. Talent Development Programme
           CEO, The Australian Institute for the
               Performing Arts (AIPA), Sydney

This is the quintessential book on understanding and making a start in this industry by the quintessential casting director of her time. A fantastic read for families of actors, wannabe actors and anyone who wants to have a relationship with an actor. The authors make you understand the processes of an actor, the needs and the complete self-focus that is required to make it in this ever changing industry from the vantage points of people who have been there.

        —Hillary B. Smith, Nora, One Life To Live


enowned for more than two decades as the most comprehensive resource for actors, How To Be A Working Actor is a must-read for achieving success in The Business. Now this "Bible of the Biz" has been revised and expanded to address new markets, ever-changing opportunities, and the many new ways today's actors find work.

Mari Lyn Henry has a 40 year career that includes casting for commercials and TV, talent management, teaching, and image and career coaching. Lynne Rogers is an actress, author and spokeswoman. Together they combine their extensive skills and years of experience to cover all of the essentials, including how to market yourself, land roles, and manage a career while living on a budget in New York or Los Angeles. They also provide valuable advice from other industry experts—well-known actors, agents, managers, casting directors and teachers.