Jasmine Gonsalves is an aspiring artist. She graduated from AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts with her BFA in Dance Theater. Jasmine’s Dream is to travel the world and entertain people; whether that be dancing commercially, doing stand up or working on a TV Series or Feature Film.
I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… charismatic, calculated and compassionate.
My last acting gig taught me… that I am a natural when it comes to camera work. I love being in front of the camera. I just have to always remind myself to stay true to myself because when I do it reads so well on camera.
Proudest performance moment… was my opening night of my Senior Showcase in college. I never danced better in my whole enter life. Energy was radiating through my body. I killed that performance and got so much positive feedback.
Most embarrassing audition… was in college. We were auditioning for our company show pieces and I was so inspired by my lovely dancer friends that I couldn’t hold back my excitement and made a shout out, “Woooooo!” In the moment I didn’t realize that that can be considered distracting or inappropriate. But I basically got asked to leave the audition room and was unable to audition for the last choreographer, whom I was most excited to audition for. I realized from that experience that I was being made an example to show other students that it’s important to always be professional, and even though my comment wasn’t disrespectful, if anything it was supporting another artist. B through this learning experience I understood that in the setting I was in, the outburst was not needed. This experience has taught me a great deal of professionalism.
Most challenging part… of an audition is to walk out knowing you put your best self forward even if you don’t book the job. Understanding that there are so many factors that go into picking a person for the role, so don’t take it personally. As long as you can walk away knowing you did your best and had a good experience, that’s all that truly matters!
The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor/performer was when I got cast in my High School play as the lead. I never thought I would be able to memorize all those lines, from that day I knew my voice was to be heard, I knew that I had a passion for portraying different characters and conveying their stories.
If I weren't an actor, I'd be... a Children’s Psychiatrist or Cosmetologist.
Dying to work with... Johnny Depp, Justin Timberlake or Beyoncé.
Was born to play... a leading actress in a TV Series or supporting role in a comedy.
Learn lines by... writing them down.
Get into character by... meditating and doing a full body shake down.
Acting is… the most euphoric and authentic feeling in the world. The idea of stepping into somebody else’s shoes and portraying them as an individual and telling their story and relationships is the most amazing feeling in the world. I believe with each character you learn about and portray, you put a little bit of you into them and take away a little bit of them and apply it to you.
Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… is being.
Movie I can’t stop talking about... is Get Out.
Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… are Shameless, Gotham, and any Stand Up Comedy Specials. I’m super addicted.
Currently reading… all these LA Casting notices.
Car karaoke tune... Freakum Dress by Beyoncé
Star Wars character that best represents me... is Jar Jar Binx.
If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… Amy Schumer. Preferably a movie musical!
Actor crush... Jesse Williams, Chris Pine
Sign… I am a Pisces.
If I were a color, I'd be… Gold.
Fave travel destination… Hawaii or Greece. I haven’t been to Greece yet but it’s on my bucket list.
LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… would be the wisdom tree or the beach.
The best advice I ever got… was to embrace your own journey.
You can find me at… Instagram: @jas_gonsalves, Facebook: Jasmine Gonsalves, LACasting - Jas Gonsalves