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If you’re new to my medium page, welcome! My name is Nikko Austen Smith and I am a successful working actor based in Los Angeles. Go ahead. Google me. Vet me. I dare you. I’ll wait…


So, you’re here because you’re curious about yourself as an artist, correct? Good! Curiosity is key. Let’s lead with that. Today, we will be doing an exercise together that is all about getting to know yourself. If you don’t know yourself, how the hell do you expect to know or create the life of someone else?

This exercise will make…

Let’s get one thing straight. You have already taken a big step by clicking on this. For real! So glad you are here.

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Nikko Austen Smith. I have been a successful actor in Los Angeles for the past 2 years. I’ve been on Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar, worked with actors like Vanessa Morano and Ron Perlman, starred in my first national commercial for McDonald’s, and most recently starred in Facebook Watch’s The Birch.

*Wheew* Now that that is out of the way, let’s get down to the nitty gritty.

Nikko Austen Smith

Aye! My name is Nikko. I’m a working actor in LA. I’m looking forward to sharing with you all of the industry secrets I’ve learned!

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