She Looks Familiar....

Posted by Monica Hoel
Katie Jimison (E&H ’15) is showing up on screen as a double in Hollywood

Katie Jimison is doing a double take.

That is to say, she’s making a living as a double in Hollywood!

Katie has been living in Los Angeles with her husband, Rocky, for three years, and she’s busy with auditions for parts…but she’s making a living as a stand-in. “I’m not usually on camera, but I get to work alongside and watch the director, cinematographer, as well as the actors and many other crew members, and watch film and television be made!”

She is currently working on season one of a new show on Freeform (formerly ABC Family) as a stand-in and photo-double for one of the main actors. “As she is under 18, she cannot be on set as long as the other actors, so I memorize her dialogue, and am dressed to look like her, then perform the scene with the other actors while the camera shoots me from behind.”

Katie says she’s getting a lot of great experience in the wings while she trains for her moment in the spotlight. “I’m still taking lots of classes and working on my acting career, but I’m able to make a decent living from being on a film set everyday. I also have been able to read lines with and meet many wonderful people from the industry.”

Katie has wanted to be an actress since she was a kid, so majoring in theatre at Emory & Henry was just natural. “Even though the film and theatre industries are extremely different, Emory & Henry offered a lot of extra classes and workshops about the business and marketing side of the acting world that prepared me for finding auditions and marketing myself. I also find that the theatre training that I received from Emory & Henry has often given me an edge in my film and television acting classes out in LA, and hopefully in my auditions as well!”

  • Katie Jimison, E&H Class of 2015.
    Katie Jimison, E&H Class of 2015.
“…the theatre training that I received from Emory & Henry has often given me an edge in my film and television acting classes out in LA, and hopefully in my auditions as well!”

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