Interview with Ava Connolly
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Thinking so far back, I think my love for acting and wanting to be in front of the camera because of how my imagination and creativity ran wild. I’m an avid reader and I think always having stories, characters, and words in my head made me want to pursue acting.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Although I’m still pretty young, I think I can confidently say that challenging yourself and your potential helps explore as much of your talent as possible. Trying new things can open up your mind and can expose you to a whole new world where you might realize it isn’t for you, or maybe that it’s been your calling and it is where you were always meant to be!
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I think my gratefulness begins and ends with my parents for never discouraging me from anything. They always inspired me and encouraged me to go forth into the world and tackle my aspirations and I think that’s what brought me her – determination and a steady support system.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Again, although I’m still pretty young to think I’ve contributed any goodness to the world, maybe my story can encourage kids my age or younger to take on new challenges and push parents to always support their children’s dreams and never putting them down!
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more than you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss.
I’ve always been a reader and like most kids, I was exposed to Dr. Seuss and his magical, gripping writing and his philosophy of always striving to learn, experience, and adventure has really opened my eyes and I hope to remember his advice as I grow older.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
I have an Instagram account (@ava_connolly_1) where they can follow me!