By Taroue Brooks
What inspires you to be an actor?
The opportunity to bring someone’s story to life and entertain people. Being able to see things through others point of view really gives me an energy that I love.
What kind of training have you done?
My early training began in my church youth group with my acting coach Amani Smiley. I went on to receive formal training from KD Conservatory and Rowland Acting Studios.
What would be the ideal role for you and why?
A role that would bring happiness, laughter, and excitement to the audience. A role that has a long last positive impact in the world we live in today.
What has been the most challenging aspect of being in the entertainment industry?
Being able to work as a full-time actor is very challenging. My corporate job didn’t allow the flexibility to consistently audition nor take time off to be on a set. This makes it harder to connect with peers in the acting community.
What advice would you give someone who seeks to become an actor?
Listen to your gut. If your dream is to be truly be an actor, the feeling will never go away. Start taking acting classes to build your resume and sharpen your skills. Invest in yourself! The only person stopping you is you!
Where do you see your career in the next five years?
I am determined to be a working full time actor. I see myself in a major leading role and working alongside some of the people who inspired me to be an actor. Portraying characters that will help me grow as an actor and be an inspiration to others. An award would be great too! LOL
Lamar X. Lacy is a creative, flexible actor, musician and singer born April 22, 1981 to a single mother and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. At an early age, while attending church with his grandmother, he discovered a love for performing and entertaining friends and family members.
In 1995, he made his acting debut in the play Underground Railroad where he had a supporting role as Sandy and was the star of the show. This is where his dream began. He went on to deliver a commanding performance playing the starring role in a play about the life of the rebellious slave Nat Turner and since then, he has appeared in 20 film, theatre and television productions including being featured on Commander in Chief, Montel Williams Show, Weekend at the DL and Frankenstein.
Over the years, Lamar has performed in Oklahoma, California, Georgia, and Texas where he currently resides. His most recent professional experience was in a theatrical performance of Black Nativity in Dallas where he acted, danced, and sang playing the character of Joseph.
As a young adult, Lamar attended Langston University and graduated with a BA in Liberal Arts. In 2002, he became a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. While in college, he was continually active in the university pageants and choir and honed his skills as a pianist, organist, director and singer. Lamar looks forward to gaining more experience in television, film and theatre in the future while continuing to expand his set of skills. For more detailed information about Lamar X. Lacy, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.